5 Snow Boots That Won’t Ruin Your Outfits This Winter

Winter isn’t officially here yet, but given the fact that I’m typing this right now from the comfort of my heated blanket, I’d say it’s not too far off. Soon, not only will you need to get out your parka, scarf, gloves, etc. but you’ll also need your winter boots. Fortunately, unlike your childhood snow gear would suggest, your winter boots really don’t need to be tragic. Here are some super cute snow boot options to get you through this cold, sh*tty weather season. Fair warning, they’re not exactly cheap, but that’s because they’re an investment into looking cute and keeping your feet warm, so you actually don’t want to cheap out. Even if you’re not feeling a major purchase right now, consider adding one of these pairs of boots if your grandparents still ask you for a Christmas list every year.

1. Joan of Arctic Next Faux Fur Waterproof  Snow Boot – $249.95

If you live in the city and don’t have Sorels, then well, you’re doing it wrong. I actually don’t know how I survived the winters before I got my first pair, but needless to say I’m glad I did. They are a necessity for commuting to and from work, and if you’re that bitch trying to still walk home in her kitten heels when it’s snowing out, then you’re only hurting yourself. Wear the boots to work, and bring the heels in your bag to change. 

2. Marc Fisher LTD Izzie Lace-Up Boot – $161.37

These shoes are not only stylish, they’re actually weather-proof as well. Oh, and they’re also on sale right now. Animal print is very in, and so is having winter boots that don’t look clunky and obnoxious. Especially once you’re out of college, you want a more mature snow boot. So elevate your snow gear this winter with these stylish boots.

3. UGG Adirondack Boot III Fluff – $250

I have a soft spot for UGGs, and even though I’m no longer wearing them with my Juicy tracksuit, they still have a place in my wardrobe nowadays. But obviously your beloved brown sheepskin UGGs aren’t really meant to brave the elements, and these boots are the perfect alternative. The shade of grey is perfect for winter, and the fur trim couldn’t look (or feel) cozier.

4. Moschino Shearling Snow Boots – $195

These boots are the epitome of stylish and chic snow boots. I mean, they’re Moschino, so like, can you get more glam than that? The specific style won’t be for everyone, but if you don’t really like the classic boot look, these are a fun twist. And surprisingly, they’re actually under $200. So for weather-proof boots that are stylish and cool (and a brand that the Hadid sisters wear), I’d definitely ask Grandma for these ones.

5. Sperry Maritime Repel Suede – $129.95

These winter boots are like cabin-cozy-chic. Whether you’re spending the majority of the winter hitting the slopes in Aspen, or just trying not to freeze to death walking around the city, these are the perfect option that’s still cute, but just the right amount of rugged. Hopefully by now you’ve thrown away your old Sperry boat shoes, but they’re really killing the game with these boots.

Whether you buy one of these options, or just use these as some inspiration to find a less expensive (buy still stylish) option, remember that winter doesn’t mean your fashion has to be cold and dark. You’ll be wearing your boots a lot, so take the time to find something that won’t make you depressed when you get dressed in the morning.

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Cute Snow Boots That Actually Keep Your Feet Warm

New York City may have only had one real snowfall so far, but it’s enough to get me to break out snow boots and dust them off for the freezing winter to come. The problem is though, they’re fugly. Like, Google cute snow boots and you’d think it’s an oxymoron. I legit always wait until they’re my last resort to wear them out in public. Honestly, a majority of snow boots are horrendous and not fashionable by any means. For the ones that are, it seems as though they don’t keep out the snow.

I know I’m not alone in feeling this way, so trust me when I say there’s no better time to start investing in a new pair of snow boots than right now. The holiday season just kicked off and there are still unbelievable extended Black Friday sales, not to mention the fact that it’s literally Cyber Monday today. So, yeah, I’d say now is a good time to spend your paycheck. Here are six pairs of cute snow boots that are actually good for the snow.

1. Tretorn Chelsea Rain Boots

Maybe this is just a New York thing, but I’ve seen pretty much everyone wearing Chelsea boots. Once September came around, they were everywhere. So I guess these are the next best thing to have after Adidas sneakers. These double as both snow and rain boots with a super soft fleece interior that will keep your socks up and toes warm, two v important things, obvi.

2. Acne Studios Telde Snow Boots

Millennial pink snow boots? Count me in twice. These are cuter than Timberlands and since they are head-turners for sure, they’re perfect for all your ~candid~ snow day Instas.

3. The Row Fara Leather Combat Boots

The rule that wearing white after Labor Dale is forbidden, isn’t even real. If anyone told you that, it’s probably because your vest was disgusting or something. White should be your go-to color in the winter because it makes you look bougie, chic, and v stylish. These v cute snow boots also come in black (bless), but the white pair truly is the winner if you ask me. And you did, since you’re reading my article rn.

4. Stuart Weitzman Yukon Fur-Trim Velvet Hiker Boots

If you’re one of those people who values looking good over staying warm, then you’ll def be in love with these heeled snow boots. Although not easy to walk in, they’re super warm, thick, and durable for harsh inclement weather. You’ll be able to stomp through a foot of snow and still strut the streets like they’re your personal runway.

We already know that Clueless plaid is making a comeback. With the detailing on these, you know they’re seriously fab. These come with faux plush fur and a comfy stacked heel.

6. See By Chloé Shearling And Leather-Trimmed Suede Ankle Boots

Okay, shearling, a hint of pink, and durable gripped soles? I am psyched. These cute snow boots are like, a serious upgrade from your over-worn Timbs. They also go with just about anything from skinny jeans to dresses.

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5 Cute And Affordable Winter Boots

The weather is getting colder and those super cute Zara cutout booties just aren’t going to do you any favors once the temp hits below zero. Your feet need boots that will actually keep them warm, but without sacrificing style, of course. Obvi, you don’t want to wear gross clunky snow boots with your new puffer coat and matching scarf and hat set. It’s going to be a lot harder to get that cliche candid Insta of you playing in the snow if you have to crop your feet out of every picture.

You need some legit boots with actual weather-proof defense. But like, without them making you look like a first grader on a snow day. So I’ve rounded up five pairs of affordable and cute winter boots that are weather-appropriate. These boots will withstand this season’s weather but also won’t break the bank or make you look like an Arctic explorer. You really can have it all!

1. Sperry Syren Gulf Waterproof Duck Boot ($79.97)

Before full-blown snowstorm weather, you’ll need boots that can protect you from the elements. But without all that fur nonsense that will cause your feet to profusely sweat. These beautiful pale pinky-nude boots by Sperry are the answer to your prayers. Not only are they the cutest things I’ve ever seen since Kimye’s kids, but they’re also perfect for those in-between days. Like when your weather app can’t decide if it’s going to be light showers or f*cking ping pong balls falling from the sky.

2. JBU Brenda Weather-Ready ($64.50)

These are the perfect winter boots with their season-appropriate red cabin plaid print and weather-proof materials. They’ll look amaze with jeans and leggings, while also protecting you from the harsh weather. Like, how cute would these be with your Slutty Mrs. Clause attire for SantaCon? They’ll be able to withstand both the snow AND the beer slush on the ratchet bar floors. They’re like, the boots you never even knew you needed.

3. UGG Classic Short Leather Boot ($119.97)

Love ’em or hate ’em, you can’t deny how unbelievably comfortable UGGs are. Not to mention, they’re like, totally a thing again. I mean, Kendall Jenner is like, still technically a “UGG influencer“, so that’s all the validation I need. You can get this classic pair at Nordstrom Rack for a much better price than you would find anywhere else.

4. Kamik SnoValleyL ($89.95)

Okay, now we’re getting into the legit Eskimo-style boots for when there is actually snow on the ground. You’re going to need a pair of boots like these for when you inevitably have to leave your cave bed and latest Netflix binge to go out into the cold stormy world for your life essentials. You know, like another bottle of rosé or more tampons.

 

5. Santana Canada Mixx Faux Fur Lined Waterproof Boot ($119.97)

These boots are amazing and I’m legit ordering them right now. They’re way cuter than traditional snow boots which also usually cost double the price. They have a Step Up 2 backup dancer vibe that I’m here for and need in my life ASAP.

There you have it, five affordable winter boots that aren’t ugly AF. So now you can keep your shopping list of all the unreasonable sh*t you need money for like overpriced holiday candles that smell like Christmas trees. F*ck, those are irresistible.

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