How To Prep For Winter While Still Looking Chic

By Alyssa Coscarelli

There are two very different types of cold weather. The first is the type where, yes, you have to dress smartly, but you can still get away with showing a bare ankle or be comfortable in a V-neck sweater, sans scarf. Those are those brisk-but-sunny days when you can embrace the chill and still look cute in the process. But later in the winter, we experience a type of cold that doesn’t fuck around. Every inch of skin needs to be covered to protect from subzero windchill and it doesn’t even matter what you’re wearing under your puffer, because no one is going to see it.

And while those are the moments you’ll need to pull out the big guns, it doesn’t mean you have to dread getting dressed. One of the most practical places to start is with your winter boots. Sure, they need to be warm and versatile, but they can look still good, too. That’s why we’ve rounded up a few options that check both boxes. Ahead, find a ton of protective footwear that protects your street cred, too.

Fenty Puma Strapped Women’s Sneaker Boots, $390 $234.99, available at Puma.

Dr. Martens Jungle Boot, $220, available at Urban Outfitters.

Jimmy Choo Drake Flat, $1,350, available at Jimmy Choo.

Hunter Balmoral Lace Up Boots, $395, available at Hunter.

Zara Split Suede Ankle Boots with Track Sole, $89.90, available at Zara.

Ash Razor Black Leather Boot, $250, available at Ash.

Sorel Emelie 1964 Boot, $160, available at Sorel.

Kenzo Sierra Boot, $435, available at Kenzo.

New Balance Fresh Foam 2000 Boot, $119.99, available at New Balance.

H&M Lined Boots, $49.99, available at H&M.

Stuart Weitzman The Luge Boot, $535, available at Stuart Weitzman.

Acne Studios Telde Bubble Pink, $650, available at Acne Studios.

Timberland x Opening Ceremony Waterbuck Convenience Boots, $250, available at Opening Ceremony.

Ganni Patent Leather Flat Boots, $393, available at Farfetch.

Vans Sk8-hi Mte, $90, available at Vans.

Sam Edelman Darrah Faux Fur-trimmed Textured-leather Ankle Boots, $150, available at Net-A-Porter.

ASOS Athlete Hiker Boots, $56, available at ASOS.

Rupert Sanderson Hamilton Lace Up Booties, $655, available at Bloomingdales.

Blackstone OL26 Genuine Shearling Lined Lace-up Bootie, $247.95, available at Nordstrom.

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