The 5 Boots You Need This Winter

As the days become shorter, girls all over the northern hemisphere begin to ponder what to wear on their feet each morning when they walk out of their homes. As the cold winter ahead becomes more evident, the issue becomes more pressing. What do I wear to stay warm, dry, comfortable AND stylish? Thanks to the millions of girls asking the same footwear question each winter, finally the fashion gods have answered our cries.

The Wellie:

For the fashionistas who face rain or slushy snow in the winter, have no fear “ there is a solution to your sopping wet UGG boots. Rain boots have never been more trendy. Perfect for the days when its pouring rain or the snow has just started to melt, or when you just want to look cute. The infamous Hunter makes classic styles to be worn perfectly with jeggings, tights or skinny jeans. While brands like Chooka and now UGG are taking a more adventures turn on the traditional rubber boot.

The Biker:

Don’t let the tough faé§ade fool you. Biker boots aren’t just for the bad gals. This season, short, leather, round toe motorcycle boots are a must have item. And at low height with a wide round toe and good quality leather, your feet will be in boot heaven. Joe Fresh and Madewell both make beautiful styles, fit for a rocker or a princess. Stud embellishments and buckles¦ yes please! Dress up your pair with nylons, flirty skirts and a blazer.

The Wedge:

For a daring, comfortable, versatile and totally trendy boot, fashion followers know that this fall, it is the bold, block-like wedge bootie. Commonly seen in suede and leather and particularly appealing in black from designers like Michael Kors and Stephen Campbell. The thick wedge heel and covered foot top make for a boot so comfortable you could literally run in them, and dance of course.

The Rider:

Season after season, boot lovers flock to the same style. The riding boot started as a trend a few years ago and has moved into the staple shoe department of every woman’s wardrobe. The best styles can be worn two ways “ above the knee/at the knee or folded over. Choose a color while keeping your coat and bag selection in mind, as you will want something versatile that will fit into your everyday outerwear. While you may find yourself replacing your riding boots each year due to water and salt damage, Blondo Shoes has a solution. The brand, available at Browns/B2 has come out with a whole line of waterproof leather boots, making every day life in riding boots much easier.

The Thriller:

While versatility, comfort and dependability are excellent qualifiers for the top 5 boots, sometimes a little adventure needs to be thrown into the mix. While keeping comfort and warmth in mind, seek out a hot pair of electric blue booties like the ones from Rachel by Rachel Roy or diamond studded heeled booties from Sam Edelman. While you would be foolish to try these at the office or slugging through snow, the thriller boots are a must for a night out with the girls. And, nobody said you shouldn’t wear wool socks under them.

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