It’s time to look at the glass half full. Although many people dread the oncoming freezing season, why not find a reason to smile about it? Sure, that might sound a little crazy, but really, we should find a reason to smile. There wouldn’t be such a thing as a winter wonderland if there were no “wonder,” right? With that said, it might be a little difficult to find reasons to love winter, so I’ll give you one.
Glamour speaks right from my heart, stating, “We don’t need a reason to gaze at pictures of boots, but with winter nearly upon us, we have a new excuse.” And that’s the kind of attitude we should have heading into winter. With that said, there are a slew of stylish boots waiting to warm your feet this season. There are so many great options that it’s almost impossible to pick just one pair, especially if you take Glamour’s advice and then start scrolling through Lyst’s “extensive edit.” So I decided to narrow it down and pick my favourite five boot styles – the five I’ve been wishing would magically appear in my closet.
A girl can dream, right?
Without further ado, here are my winter picks:
1. Stocking Boots
A more form-fitting silhouette, stocking boots do great justice to your ankles and calves. Ideal for a dainty look, this style was spotted on Alexander McQueen’s and Christian Dior’s runways, so it’s a well-supported covet. Count me in!
Marie Claire rounded up a great bunch of boots, but I especially love the snakeskin pair in photo 16 for shopping inspiration. The scaly snakeskin material can easily pass for a new neutral, bringing a basic outfit to life.
Mismatched fabrics are all the rage in right now — there’s even a whole Elle article dedicated to the trend! And wearing patchwork on your feet is a step up from plain, everyday boots. Such a fun way to bring in more colours!
4. ‘70s Heel
It’s quite obvious that the ‘70s have made their comeback in groovy proportions, but I’m still swooning over the era’s boots. The essential ‘70s boot has a mid-height heel that’s about an inch thick, which is great for days full of standing.
The taller the better in the case of over-the-knee boots, which are a daring fashion decision pulled off by many celebrities. I love these for a shorter dress and tights, or paired with skinnies and an oversized coat.