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White Boots Are the ’60s Trend We Need Right Now

Call it the Céline effect, or blame it on Balenciaga, but the biggest wave of nostalgia to hit the scene since ’90s chokers is the white boot. No longer a shade just for Easter Sunday or a post–Labor Day faux pas, the white boot is the season’s most unexpected way to shake up a boring palette of blacks and browns. From a retro ’60s mod take to a modern lace-up bootie, scroll below for the best white boots to shop now.

Dr. Martens 1460 8-Tie Boot
$135 at Nasty Gal

A rugged, matte leather boot almost too pretty to wear outside. But if the going gets tough (and dirty), the thick, heavy-duty leather is easy to wipe clean.

(Note: The Dr. Martens are also on sale at Zappos for $90.)

Maryam Nassir Zadeh ‘Emmanuelle’ Boots
$645 at Matches Fashion

Next time you go for an edgy look, skip the black lace-up boot and try it in white. Yes, it’ll be brighter, but it’ll have the same polished effect.

Vetements Lighter Heel Boots
$1,532 at Matches Fashion

Arguably the most coveted shoe of the season, the Vetements sock boot consistently sells out faster than you can click “check-out” online. Matches Fashion’s white exclusive version is the most convincing dupe for a sock yet, and there are still a few left.

Courrèges White Zippered Boots
$775 at SSense

No one does white boots quite like Courrèges, and with the label’s recent resurgence it’s the closest thing you can get to a genuine retro original sans a time machine.

White Block Chelsea Boots
Original Price: $90; Sale Price: $50 (44 percent off) at River Island

Still deciding whether white boots are for you? River Island’s more budget-friendly option is a way to ride the trend without feeling like a full financial commitment.

Nizip Boots
$495 at Dorateymur

Dora Teymur, the fresh-faced designer behind footwear’s newest brand on the block, revisits the classic gogo boot, but with the addition of some heavy metal.

Acne Studios ‘Ava’ Boots
Original Price: $800; Sale Price: $560 (30 percent off) at Matches Fashion

If a bright winter white is too stark for your taste, these minimalist boots from Acne are more of a cream so they’ll look less severe paired with darker clothing.

Dolce Vita ‘Percey’ Boots
$170 at Bloomingdales

For the more practical walkers who still like a little height, a Western-style bootie is the way to go.

Aska ‘Goldie’ Boot
$450 at Spring

For the fashion risk-takers, you could always pair these with an all-black outfit for the ultimate contrast.

’Lana’ Boots
Original Price: $950; Sale Price: $570 (40 percent off) at Derek Lam

Wearing a white boot into the office isn’t something most people can get away with, but these can get a pass on casual Fridays.

Kat Maconie ‘Paloma’ Croc Embossed Boots
$324 at Asos

If just simple white isn’t enough to catch someone’s attention in the winter, a white bootie that’s croc-embossed sure will.

High Heel Leather Boots With Metal Toe
$119 at Zara

These Zara boots look infinitely more expensive than their $119 price tag.

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This Is the ’60s Trend We’ve Been Missing