Some of the best things about cold weather are the clothes! And when you talk about fall and winter apparel, you have to talk about boots. Every woman should have a pair (or two) of boots in her closet. Knee-high boots not only keep your feet warm and dry, they are stylish too. You can wear them with everything from a business suit to a minidress and tights to skinny jeans (tucked in).
For those who live in a cold, wet climate, stick with flat or very low heeled boots for walking on icy sidewalks and streets. If you really want to wear heels, make them wedges rather than stacked heels or stilettos. Wedges distribute your weight over a larger surface area, making them more sturdy and comfortable.
You can choose waterproof winter boots with furry trim, leather riding boots with a square toe and buckle details, or sexy heeled boots in rich colors. Slouchy suede knee-high boots are also very popular. If they are your only pair of boots, make them black or brown, so you can wear them with just about anything. If you have multiple pairs of boots, you can pick fun colors such as vibrant purple, burnt orange or racy red.
Edgy boots that are accented by studs, rivets, zippers, buckles and other embellishments are also on-trend. Though these boots embody the rocker-chic look, they can be worn with almost anything in your closet. For example, you can partner studded leather boots with a frilly, ruffled dress for a unique contrast in style. The REPORT ‘Pineola’ Boot is a fun choice with its nail-head studs, multiple buckles and harnessed rings. These boots sit atop a super skinny 4-inch heel. You can get these utilitarian boots at Nordstrom for just under $200.
In the past few years, over-the-knee boots have stormed onto the fashion as well. These boots are ultra sexy and definitely eye-catching. Some go just above the knee, while others don’t stop until they hit mid-thigh. You can find these attention-getting boots at most department stores and many online shoe retailers.