(celebrities like Fergie love shooties)

Harem pants. Feather accessories. Mullet dresses. Are you sensing a pattern? Yes, though these trends of yesteryear were once everywhere, each one has quickly disappeared from the racks at your favorite store (and from your wardrobe).

Shooties, on the other hand, have proved that they are indeed here to stay.

After buying my first pair of shooties during my freshman year of college in 2008, I could not have imagined that the footwear trend would remain a cold weather staple for years to come.

A shootie is not only the perfect blend of an ankle boot and a shoe, but you can dress them up or down and rock them with virtually any fall trend. So if you’re looking for an alternative to your favorite pair of pumps this fall, I highly recommend you buy a pair!

Check out three of my favorite shooties at the moment below.

Rock on this fall with these ‘Matej’ shooties from Aldo.

Equal parts sexy and sassy, the Steve Madden ‘Chella’ shootie pump is guaranteed to turn heads. Shop the look now at Nordstrom!

Paint the town red in these Jessica Simpson “Aniece” shooties, for sale at Macy’s.

These styles and more are available right now at SouthPark. Happy shopping!