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.

Images: Nordstrom (2); UGG; ShopBop; Zappos

Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale Is On And Here’s What To Buy

It’s that time of year again! Obviously, I’m not referring to the holidays because they’re lame, but something better—Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale. Yes, seriously. Just when you thought you couldn’t spend anymore godd*mn money this month, well, think again because you’ve always got something stashed in your savings or in your coat pocket or whatever. The biggest sale started yesterday, so there’s a ton of time left to run to your nearest Nordstrom or to start loading up an online cart. 

As usual, the store is offering up to 50% off many, many must-have items including Topshop, Rebecca Minkoff, Michael Kors, and like, a bajillion more brands. The sale goes through January 2, which happens to be the perfect time to stock up on a fresh and chic af new wardrobe to kick off the new year. Since all the good things always seem to sell out quickly, here are seven things you shouldn’t hesitate on and get ASAP before they’re gone. 

1. Topshop Horn Button Denim Miniskirt

It may not be summer weather anymore, but that doesn’t mean you have to swear off skirts for the next few months. In tundra-like temps, rock one like this with sexy black tights, ankle booties, and a super cozy sweater. This one is like $30 and comes with a button style everyone seems to be wearing these days, so it’s basically a win-win.

2. Adidas Adibreak Track Jacket 

Windbreakers are totally in again, in the least ’80s way possible. Bible. Cop one early to get a head start on spring. 

3. Boded Francesca Ribbed Sweater

What’s another oversize sweater to your closet anyway? This one comes in two pastel, neutral shades and feature a fun, balloon sleeve that’s probs a pain in the ass when you’re eating, but still earns you a ton of compliments.

4. Hunter Original Tall Waterproof Rain Boot

These are about as basic as UGGs, but like, if you don’t own a pair already, wtf are you waiting for? Rain sucks and f*cks up every other good pair of boots so buying Hunters on sale is kind of a no-brainer. 

5. Laura Geller Glam On Demand Palette

The limit does not exist for how many contour palettes one could possibly own. This one rings in at just over $20 and features a blush, bronzer, and highlighter that give you the perfect natural-looking summer glow, even in the dead of winter.

6. Keds for Kate Spade New York leather Sneaker 

Everyone and their mother owns a pair of Adidas, Vans, and Converse. Switch up your usual go-to for one that’s a bit more underrated, chic, and insta-worthy, but still comfortable enough to go from the office to the bar in.

7. The Volon EZ Mini Leather Crossbody Bag 

I feel like we can all agree on the fact that every crossbody previously owned is either lost or literally falling apart. In case you’re in desperate need of an upgrade, this minimalist trendy style is spacious enough for all of your junk without looking bulky, making it v worth the splurge. 


Photo: Shutterstock; Nordstrom (7)

Cute Texting Gloves That Actually Work

In today’s world, where we’re all glued to our phones (shoutout to iPhone’s latest update for informing me of exactly how many hours per week I’ve wasted), winter becomes a huge bummer. Not only because it’s f*cking cold out, but also because when you’re actually outside in the cold, you can’t even entertain yourself by responding to the group chat. So like, not only am I cold and miserable, but I’m cold, miserable, and f*cking bored. Among other recent inventions that solve millennial’s first world problems, like hangover patches and selfie sticks, there are now texting gloves that work on your touch screens. However, for a while, these gloves were only available in ugly AF styles. But not anymore. You don’t have to wear fugly gloves that will clash with your adorbs puffer coat just so you can scroll through Insta while waiting for the subway. Instead, get one of these cute tech-friendly pairs and scroll on, but in style.

1. Free People Ladies First Velvet Buckle Glove

These gloves have a very regal Lisa Vanderpump vibe that I’m here for, especially in the rose color that they’re also available in. The statement colors of these gloves are chic AF and will look super glam with all your winter coats. Basically, to the mere mortal eye, you’ll look super classy while texting in these. Little do they know that you’re actually texting your besties about how blackout you’re going to get this weekend. Hey, you can’t judge a book by its cover.

2. Urban Outfitters Knit Texting Glove

These gloves are simple, cute, and will pair seamlessly with all your winter jackets. Their textured knit elevates them from those ugly plain texting gloves your Grandma is always trying buy you from Kohl’s. And, at their affordable price, you could totally keep a pair in your purse or fracket (aka frat jacket) and not have to stress if you end up losing them. So like, they’re great for when you’re waiting outside for the bouncer to understand that yes, this is your ID, you just happen to be on your fourth duplicate. I mean, I never claimed to be the most responsible drunk person. Or, for when you’re waiting for that over-confident frat pledge to let you into the party. Then again, if you’re still going to frat parties, you’re probably not also someone who’s shopping for texting gloves. No offense, we’ve all been there.

3. Lululemon Cross Chill Run Gloves

These gloves from Lululemon have a bit more of a sporty vibe than the aforementioned pairs. But, with their cute herringbone print, they’re still an amazingly stylish option. Plus, since they’re from Lulu (and meant for crazy people who like, actually go for runs in the cold) you know they’ll def be able to keep your hands warm. So like, if you really wanted to, you could text while on your run…but like, who wants to do that? No, like, the running part. Not the texting part.

Our world has come a long way (relative) and so have our texting gloves. Sorry Grams, you can keep that fugly pair from Kohl’s, or like give it to one of my less stylish cousins or something. I’ve got better options.

Images: Shutterstock; Free People; Urban Outfitters; Lululemon
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7 Cozy Sweaters You’ll Want To Literally Live In This Winter

If there are two things in this world that I really hate more than anything (like, even more than whipped cream flavored vodka), they’re adulting and cold weather. If you enjoy being financially responsible and sitting by the fire, watching snow fall through the window, you’re a) crazy and b) probably on this website by mistake. Anyway, to remedy the fact that it’s freezing outside and you also probably have a million adult things you’re supposed to be doing, here’s something you can do to kill two birds with one stone: shop the Outnet for comfy designer sweaters. I mean, there’s pretty much nothing more responsible and grown-up than a designer sweater, right? There’s just something about a cashmere turtleneck that screams “hey world, I have my shit together.” Plus, everything on the Outnet is like, a million percent off, so it’s genuinely such a responsible way to shop. Here are seven sweaters you totally need.

1. Iris and Irk Livia Cashmere Sweater

This 100% cashmere sweater will make you look cozy AF, but it also has a v-neck that could potentially serve as an opportunity to show off some cleavage, so you can trick people into thinking you didn’t just roll out of bed.

2. T by Alexander Wang Ribbed-Knit Cotton Blend Turtleneck Sweater

Finding a slouchy, loose-fitting turtleneck that doesn’t look like something your dad would wear to shovel the driveway is actually way more difficult than it should be. Luckily, Alexander Wang created the T by Alexander Wang brand specifically for simple, laid-back styles, so obviously this one is perfect.

3. Zoe Karssen Paneled Metallic Knitted Sweater

Just when I thought mesh panels were officially dead, I found this sweater. Because the mesh paneling isn’t doing anything ridiculous, like giving you a chance to be basically naked at brunch, it’s actually a really cool detail. This sweater is ideal for those situations where you just want to wear jeans and a sweater, but like, want to look like you’re wearing something more than jeans and a sweater.

4. Line Imperfect Cashmere Sweater

For some, winter can feel like a total bummer, because there aren’t a lot of easy ways to be a thirst trap show off the body you’ve worked so hard for. Lucky for you, this sweater has an asymmetrical hem that will make your butt look really good.

5. Elizabeth and James Amelie Ruched Cotton-Blend Terry Sweater

Leave it to the Olsen twins to create a sweater made out of a material that’s pretty much the clothing version of laying in your bed while wrapped in a towel after a shower. Everyone knows Mary-Kate and Ashley invented the whole “sleeping bag as casualwear” trend, so an Elizabeth and James sweater is something every lazy betch truly needs.

6. Dion Lee Open-Back Merino Wool Turtleneck

In the words of our lord and savior Cardi B, a hoe never gets cold, so you should prob get this really cute open back sweater.

7. Monrow Fleece Hooded Sweater

It’s a sweater and a sweatshirt, so you can totally pull off a hoodie in a situation where you normally might not be supposed to be wearing a hoodie. (Like, IDK, maybe when you’re pulling an Ilana Wexler and taking a nap at your desk at work.)