As far as we're concerned, brown boots are one of the cornerstones of our cold weather wardrobe. They're versatile and inherently casual, making them the footwear of choice for day after day of winter wear. But what happens when you just...can't? The well of ideas has run dry, and you're at a loss for how to wear your brown boots. For a jolt of inspiration, we turn to our favorite stylish celebrities.

It's a bit hazy why Jessica Alba is still famous, but we think it might have something to do with how she dresses. Every time she gest snapped by the paparrazzi or hits the red carpet, she looks flawless. We can't help but envy-and then copy-her best outfits. She makes brown boots look incredibly chic by pairing them with a monochromatic look and loose, gorgeous hair.

We also find consistent inspiration in the everyday style of Olivia Palermo, Reese Witherspoon and Blake Lively. Whether dressing them up or down, these celebs make tall riding boots, ankle-grazing booties and even sky-high over-the-knee boots look easy.

So before you pass over your tried-and-true brown boots again, think to yourself, What would the Kates do? (That would be Moss, Middleton, and Bosworth.) And in the case that your brown boots are looking more tired than tried, shop our four favorite pairs of the moment from Frye, Gucci, Rag & Bone and Ariat.

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