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Snow has started to fall down south, so in preparation for winter, I wanted to talk about cold weather shoes. I don’t think there’s anything that ruins a cozy winter outfit like bulky, unflattering footwear. Fortunately, brands have really stepped up their designs creating stylish but practical winter boots you’ll actually want to wear. One of my favorite brands for these kinds of boots is Frye. I do most of my shoe shopping at Zappos and have been raving about it nonstop, so it’s been a major convenience knowing they carry a huge stock of Frye. Below, I’ve rounded up three fashionable options to help you survive this winter in style, including this super cute pair I’m wearing.
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Navigating wet or slushy streets can be a battle without the right boots on, so my first choice of practical winter boots are those with lug soles. Thick, rubber soles will keep you on your feet no matter what the weather conditions are. And now that I’m pregnant, I look for those with the most traction. The Sabrina Chelsea boots I’m wearing from Frye is the perfect pair for grabbing coffee or holiday shopping. I wore them while tree shopping and love that they kept my feet dry and warm. The rugged leather look is also such an embodiment of classic American style that’s great for everyday outfits.
Lace up boots that resemble military combat boots are another favorite in the wintertime. Extra style points go to those with a rugged lug sole and a stacked heel – like the Frye Sabrina Lace Up Boot. The utilitarian look is great for pairing with jeans and dresses.
With hiking boots making waves in the fashion world, the heavy duty style of the Samantha Hiker Boot would definitely make you stand out. The ultra soft shearling collar looks so cozy and chic – and I love how the snowy white color would look great with everything in my wardrobe. The antique metal hardware is another standout detail that makes any outfit look apres ski ready.
What are your favorite functional and stylish winter boots?
Photos by Lainey Reed