Much like things to wear on your head this winter, things to wear on your feet go from downright practical to the wonderfully fanciful. I often struggle in winter because I love to wear heels, but I also like to be warm, so finding the perfect heeled boot that gives me lift without making me almost die on my way from car to office is essential.
Oxfords: Oxfords are in, but were they ever out? Those who like flats should try these gorgeous oxfords from Madewell. I personally like a heel and so I have these from Aldo on my list. If money were no object, I would love to own these adorable oxfords from Lanvin.
Tall Boots: A good tall boot is essential. Ideally you should have two in your closet: one more practical that is still formal enough for work, and a pair of hot, hot boots for dates and the like. For everyday wear, I love these from Pikolinos. Now, if I had a hot date, I would be stepping out in these with a stacked heel from Nine West. Did you hear that stacked heels are in this year?
Practical boots: Thankfully, hiking-style boots are all the rage. I happened to find mine for $5 at an estate sale, but if you don’t have a passion for rifling through other people’s things, maybe try these.
Really, really warm boots: At some point looking good is not the point and staying warm and dry is. I always suggest Sorel boots, but there are any number of waterproof, warm winter boots on sale at your local big box store. I do not recommend Uggs because they do not stay dry. Plus they are ugly. I’m sorry to all the Ugg lovers, but I hate them.