Call it Silver Linings Playbook syndrome, but recently it seems that there's a silver lining to our boots. Be they Chelsea or cowboys, flats or heels, we're noticing metal detailing that takes the winter standby and brings it to the next level.
Take Nikki Reed's outfit from this week: The Twilight star starts with a tough girl base of black skinny jeans and a printed top, but to bring it to Johnny Cash levels of bad-assness, she pairs it all with a pair of silver-accented, pointed-toe booties.
If you like a bit more bling, try NastyGal's studded shoes; if you're not so into silver, there are a few options with gold. And if you're trying to get out of a black rut? Well, there are a few colorful alternatives, too. The one thing you won't find: a pair of super ladylike boots. Because when you put the pedal to the metal, no one's going to mess with you. Click your favorites in the graphic below to shop the look.
REBECCA WILLA DAVIS