I wish I could wear ballet flats year round. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case in the winter months. (I do try to push the limits of this as much as I can though.)
Instead of my beloved flats, I have a collection of winter boots that I love. These are all boots that I swear by and highly recommend. Of course, you don’t need all of these, but I find that they each serve a great purpose for all kinds of weather from slush to snow.
A few things I think about when it comes to winter boots: function and comfort. I may suffer for beauty when it comes to heels on occasion, but when it’s snowing? Nope! Give me the most comfortable pair of boots you can find, please and thank you.
J. Crew Nordic Boots // Not only do I think these boots are super cute, they are insanely comfortable. They’re like walking on a cloud truly. My feet stay super warm and cozy!! I mostly wear these as a fashion statement when I need to keep my feet warm but want to look cute still.
(Please note that I did not weatherproof them and should have before wearing them in the snow. I read reviews online saying they dried totally normally, but as you can see… that was not the case for me! I typically use this spray and wish I had for these.)
Hunter Tour Boots // I’m obsessed with these Hunter boots. I wear mine year round. There’s mixed opinion on whether or not these work in the winter, but from my personal experience, they 100% do. I think they’re a great boot in the snow (with a thick wool sock). Especially if you live somewhere where the snow turns to slush, these are your best bet. 100% rubber boots are great for sloshing through that nasty slush.
Sorel Slimboot // These are sold out, but you can still find a few on eBay and these tall boots are similar. I received these for a partnership I did with Teen Vogue and Sorel. They have remained my trusty boots. There is nothing that these boots can’t handle. I mostly wear these for function and utility, but I still they look great.
They’re perfect for trips to the dog park if it’s muddy or errands on a slushy day.
Sorel Joan of Arctic // These boots are on the more aggressive side of things. I mostly wear them on ski trips or on days when there’s a lot of snow outside. Great for warmth and trudging through the snow or dealing with slippery surfaces.
UGG // These are also from a collaboration I did a couple of years ago. I haven’t always been a fan of UGG boots, but not going to lie. I wear these daily. Of all the boots here, these are the ones I wear the most in the winter. They’re ridiculously warm and comfortable. Unlike other UGG boots, these zip up so you get a great fit minus all the bulk.
Bean Boots // I can’t do a winter boot roundup without including my trusty Bean Boots. These are definitely the easiest to slip on for me, so I tend to grab them when it’s wet outside and I need to run out the door. (PS here’s how I tie mine!)
This has been the first year where I haven’t felt like I needed a pair of boots for some kind of weather. Between November and, like, April, we get a little bit of everything weather-wise and I like to be prepared for anything and now I do. I’ve been investing in my collection since graduating college and can’t emphasize enough how it pays to buy quality all-weather boots. As a hint, lots of winter boots start going on sale between now and the end of February. It’s the BEST time to get a great price; you’ll be glad you did when next winter rolls around!