I keep seeing all these spring inspiration posts popping up everywhere, so I better get this series out of the way before winter is totally over!
If you live anywhere where it snows, you need a snow boot. Now, I know what you're thinking. You don't need snow boots, you can get away with regular boots or tennis shoes or whatever. But I say: Why ruin your other shoes? Water, salt, and dirt are terrible for your shoes, so you might as well invest in one pair of nice snow boots that you can wear forever. You might wear them once a winter, you might wear them everyday for a month. But you never know with winter, and you should always be prepared.
Now, if you have a black coat, as I advised, you should also get black snow boots. I know that everyone likes to express their individuality with colors and patterns, but if you're keeping this boot forever, what are the chances that you will be the same individual in a year? Two years? Ten years? Do you really want to have pink snowboots when you're 27? I think not. Individuality is for colorful scarves and beautiful gloves, not snow boots.
Other than that, it's really up to you. I favor taller boots to keep my legs warm, and I like fur accents.
Oh yeah, and I don't like uggs. For more on why uggs are apparently the root of all evil, see this article by Penny Dreadful Vintage. They are not made to be worn outside, they have no arch support, and most importantly, they're just not that cute.
Sorry, I have offended 85% of the female population of my college. Ladies: get a clue.
I have the Gillian snowboots from Aldo ($100). They are super comfortable, super warm, and super cute. However, I would recommend that you order a size down because they run rather large, even wearing two pairs of socks.
Other chic snowboots (please click the picture for a link to the website):
Sorel Joan of Arctic, found on Endless. com for $129.95
Sorel Cate the Great Snowboot, found on Endless.com for $142.50.
Sorel Sorelli Tall Boot, found on Endless.com for $140.
Cougar Ringo Star Waterproof Boot, found on Endless.com for $179.95.
Sporto Ivy Faux Fur Boot, found on Endless.com for $94.95.
The North Face Alana Lifestyle Insulated Boot, found on Endless.com for $165.
I realize that all these boots are a bit expensive, but snow boots are just one of those things you should spend more money on. Like vacuum cleaners. You really get what you pay for. And if you pick out a boot you really like and can really be proud of, then maybe, just maybe, you'll actually be excited to go out in the snow.
Thank you for your time, and please look forward to my next installment when I talk about all other winterwear accessories!