• Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

Dear readers,

Meet Dear Frances, the It Girl boots brand of the season.

Yes, that means you can count Hollywood starlets and influencers like Ashley Benson, Kylie JennerKeke Palmer and more as fans of the label's Spirit boots.  

Now, you may be wondering why you would pay big bucks ($550!) for booties when there are a crop of noteworthy pairs under $100. Well, if the celeb following is not enough, here's why the Spirit's hefty price tag may be worth it.

This London-based brand is helmed by designer Jane Frances, who studied the craft of artisan shoemaking in a family-owned factory in Italy. Cool fact: The designer's shoes are still handmade in that same factory today.

ESC: Selena Gomez

Xposure / AKM-GSI

At first glance, you might not expect this boot to flatter the shorter customer, as the shaft looks pretty tall (read: meant for leggy ladies like Kendall Jenner). However, as evidenced by petite celebs like Selena, the mouth of the boot is the perfect width to look like an extension of the leg. It's just wide enough to fit your leggings and skinnies.

ESC: Bella Hadid

Vantagenews / AKM-GSI

Wear mom jeans over the boot, like Bella Hadid, and make your legs look even longer.

ESC: Emma Roberts

Splash News

The leather and premium materials (all sourced in Northern Italy, by the way) already make the boot look luxe, but the block heel modernizes the shoe, making it appropriate for a night out on the town or a coffee run.

ESC: Hailey Baldwin

Sharky/Polite Paparazzi/SPLASH

Lastly, the Spirit boot also comes in blue velvet, which celebs like Hailey Baldwin can't get enough of. It's on-trend for the holidays but can also can give a super-casual ensemble (like workout wear) the perfect dose of edge.

Is this It Girl shoe worth the cost? You tell us. Regardless, rejoice and be merry—it's boots season!