Even if rain, sleet and snow are on the horizon, there’s no need to drag out last year’s boots that look like they belong on the ski slopes. Luckily, there are many styles of boots that will keep you dry and warm, and looking chic all day. As long as you’ve got a sturdy heel and material that can brave the elements, you’ll be all set from your morning coffee until dinner.
Even you need to fend off not just moisture but serious cold, nothing does the trick like shearling. From outdoorsy to city chic, there are a wide variety of styles to choose from. Just make sure they have a thick, sturdy bottom that will keep you safe on icy sidewalks. A pair in an updated style, but with a little shearling peeking out will keep your look fresh and current.
If you live somewhere that you’ll see more rain than snow, you have to go with a waterproof boot. Everyone loves the classic rain boot these days, but they won’t keep you warm. Try something with a little bit of a chunky heel and a nylon upper for a pair that is anything but galoshes.
The term “lug sole” might conjure up images of construction workers, not Vogue. However, it can now be found on many different styles, from motorcycle boots and chunky heels to stilettos. Try a pair in grey or black with a feminine, skinny heel.
Over the Knee
If braving winter in heels is not your idea of a good time, consider a pair of over the knee boots. Even as flats, they will look stylish and a little edgy. More importantly, they will keep out even the chilliest of winds and lowest of temperatures. Paired with a skirt or leggings, they can go straight from work to cocktails. And of course, the flat heel will ensure no sore feet when you finally take them off.
If you love the look of leather but don’t dare expose it to the elements, there is another option! Water-resistant synthetic leather will fool the casual onlooker and stand up to anything winter throws at it. Tuck your skinny jeans into a pair in a riding boot style for a classic-preppy look that can go from puddles to the office.
Perhaps the most fashion forward of the bunch, these hardly look like they are slush and sleet friendly. However, the nubuck material will keep you toasty, and they even have slip-proof soles. Cushioned footbeds will keep you comfy all day long and the high heel will look great with a midi-length skirt.