Sick of Uggs? Last year the Aussie sheepskin boots stoked a craze after showing up beneath the coats of Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and other celebrities. Now it's time to move on. "If you did Ugg boots last season and you need something to do this season, it's going to be moon boots," says Stacey Pecor, president of Olive and Bettes, a chain of fashion boutiques in New York City. Yes, the enormous astronaut-style shoes you complained about as a kid have come into vogue. (Hint: this time, don't wear them with snow pants and clip-on mittens.)
Design houses like Marc by Marc Jacobs ($180; nordstrom.com) and Emilio Pucci ($160; saksfifthavenue.com), have already rolled out their loudly patterned versions for fall. Olive and Bettes ($145; oliveandbettes .com) will carry a variety of colorful quilted ones beginning Oct. 15. All three brands are fully lined, with practical rubber soles that stand up to winter slush. Pecor suggests wearing the boots with rolled-up jeans or a mini-skirt. If you opt for the skirt, pull on a pair of tall cashmere socks that stick out on top. "Then it'll definitely be a fashion statement," she says. Neil Armstrong would be proud.