Exhibit A: Carey hams it up for the paparazzi on December 20 while walking down the street in Aspen, Colorado.
She appears to be wearing designer Gian Marco Lorenzi's fringed suede boots, some blue jeggings, and a brown cropped puffer coat.
We're not sure the average woman would risk wearing $1,000+ boots in the snow, nor would they choose stiletto heels for a stroll through the wintry streets.
But Mariah Carey absolutely would, and for that, we have to admire her for her boldness.
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