It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here! It’s boot season. When it’s cold, it can be easy to fall into a styling rut, so winter is the absolute best time to gather all your style staples and move them to the front of your closet.
It’s hard to be motivated to dress to the nine’s when your toes are cold. If you’re ready to step it up, read on because we’ve pulled together a cohesive list of the season’s best boot style.
According to Harper’s Bazaar, ankle booties with slim heels and/or a subtly pointed toe can be a great replacement for pumps in cooler weather and work great with a wide spectrum of outfit pieces (long skirts, denim, pants, etc.).
Try something like Eve by Eve’s Gemma Leather Boots. Its chunky heel is great for walking on unsteady or slippery surfaces and the heel height is great for dressing up any look – whether you’re in jeans and a slouchy white tee, dressy pencil pants or feisty leather leggings and a classic white tunic.
If you’re looking to step up your boot game, the moto boot is the way to do it. You can do a super edgy lace up, or stick with something that has just a little hardware. The Darryl Riding Boot is a great example and comes in three great colors. Pair them with knee-high socks and a short dress or wear them over tight leggings with a leather jacket.
Sure, a heel can be a great thing, but if you’re not interested in height and you’re looking for something more practical for on-foot commutes, long work days, late night events or just want your feet planted firmly on the ground, try something like the Emery Ankle Boot. These transition perfectly from warmer fall months (because they look great with shorts) to the colder months (styled with a great slim fit ankle pant and wool blazer). They come in two great colors, Cognac/Onyx and Amber.
Not quite a boot, but certainly in the same family, Oxfords are a great option. You can style them with longer dress pants, fitted pencil pants or trousers. They look great with flowy blouses or more-preppy, menswear-inspired looks. Donning a pair of these allows you to really step outside the box. They are flat and sturdy and look great with a variety of styles–plus, you can wear them with or without socks, so the style game is endless. Try these Carolyn Oxfords if you’re looking to dip your toe into this trend.
All of these are perfect additions to the winter closet and we give you permission to get them all!
What are your favorite boots for this season? Share them in the comments below!