5 Boots and Bootie Styles to Try This Winter ...

By Associate

Whether you own a few pairs or several, boots and booties should definitely be staples in your winter wardrobe. A pair of durable, insulated kicks can take your outfit from basic to fashion-forward in an instant while ensuring your feet remain warm, dry, and protected from the elements. To help you decide which trends to add to your wish list, here are a few boot and bootie styles to check out in 2023.

Top Boot and Bootie Trends:

1 Wild, Wild West

City dwellers can channel the Old West in a sturdy pair of cowgirl boots. The tall shaft provides a barrier between your calves and blustery, frigid weather—which is particularly helpful when you pair the classic footwear with a skirt-and-tights ensemble. For added warmth, slide your Western-style boots over a pair of skinny jeans and knee-high socks.

Fashionistas are sure to sport cowgirl booties this winter, too. They’ll keep your feet and ankles warm as you show off a bit of leg. The pointed toe will elongate your frame when wearing high-waisted, wide-leg denim.

To fully commit to the look, opt for cowgirl boots or booties with intricate embroidery on the vamp and shaft. You can show low-key love for Western footwear with a neutral color or opt for bold, contrasting hues to stand out in dreary winter weather.

2 Combat Kicks

This men’s military shoe has come a long way since it first entered the mainstream fashion scene in the 1960s and 1970s. The tall lace-up boot is a popular throwback to the punk era. However, the modern take on this timeless, utilitarian style includes a chunky platform heel and lug sole that provides plenty of traction to prevent wipe-outs on slippery pavement. Lace-free styles are reminiscent of an edgier Chelsea boot, with a close-fitting shaft, pull-on tabs, and stretch side panels for a sleek silhouette.

Pair combat boots with a baggy sweater or grunge-era flannel and ripped straight-leg jeans to run errands around town. If your social calendar is full of casual get-togethers and nights out, pair the kicks with fishnet stockings, a slip dress, and a choker to channel ‘90s It Girl vibes.

3 Nearly Endless Neutrals

Everyone loves a good pop of color, but have you seen what’s new in neutrals? These go-with-everything shades are anything but boring and give outfits a sophisticated twist. Black and white give boots a minimalist, graphic vibe for ultra-modern dressing, while earthy browns and taupes provide a comfortable, lived-in feel.

Best of all, these neutral shades call attention to creative details, like buckles, stitching, and studs, not to mention the boot’s silhouette. Go for a chic over-the-knee stiletto one day and an urban cowgirl look the next. When you know your boots go with every color in your wardrobe, you’ll be inspired to experiment.

4 Platforms

Bigger is better–this is true of a lot of things, and women’s boots are no exception. Whether you like your platforms paired with a towering heel and embellishments worthy of Studio 54 or a low heel and lug sole for a fashion-forward power walk, there’s a platform style made for you. These boots are perfect for dressing up or dressing down since they come in a wide range of fabrics, from sleek satin to cozy, casual suede. Look for knee-high styles–or taller–for added warmth under your favorite skirts and dresses.

5 To the Moon

Après-ski wear isn’t just reserved for the slopes. You’ll be happy to stomp through snowy city streets during stormy weather in a comfy pair of mid-calf boots with a moon boot silhouette and platform sole. Inspired by the shape of astronaut boots, these kicks have been around since the late 1960s. Slide on a pair of nylon-covered boots in a color-block design for a classic look, or opt for a trendy faux fur embellished version. These chunky, head-turning boots look great paired with leather leggings and your go-to baggy sweatshirt or cozy turtleneck.

Try one trend, or try them all for the chicest winter ever.

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