See, here’s a really good example of why taking the extra step to put on boots instead of flip flops when walking around Los Angeles is totally worth the effort (Jennifer Garner is leaving an L.A. library in this pic). Not that I usually do it — in fact, when I have a pair of flip flops that haven’t been demolished by my dog in a fit of vengeance, I wear them about 80% of the time that I leave the house.

But look how much better this looks! And it would be such an unremarkable outfit otherwise.