How To Wear Winter Boots And Still Feel Totally Chic

Snow won’t hold you back.

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The season of inclement weather is before us, and you’ll need some heavy duty shoes to get through it all. So, put those sneakers back under your bed and grab the boots — you’re going to need them. However, these chunky shoes can be a bit difficult to make work with your winter looks. Luckily, you can follow this guide for all the inspo you need for how to style your winter boots, look chic, and still stay warm.

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Although temperatures have taken a turn towards the freezing, you don’t have to retire all of your skirts as long as you break out a pair of tights. Since tights tuck easily into the bulkiest of boots, you’ve got an effortlessly cute look.

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Fotios Spring Step Waterproof Winter Boots

Given that so much of your leg will be revealed, you’ll likely want your shoes to be on the taller side to keep you as warm as possible. The fur lining of Fotios’ Winter Boots ($90, QVC) will ensure you’re as snug as a bug in a rug.


The trend of wide-legged pants, while hip, is hard to tuck into boots. So, to rock the look while staying safe from the elements, your best bet is a pair of winter boots with a thick platform to ensure your pants don’t trail through the sludge.

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Brinley Co. Womens Lightweight Fashion Winter Boots

Beyond having a nice lift to keep your trousers dry, Brinley Co.’s Winter Boots ($56, Walmart) also come in this stunning, fire truck red. You’re sure to turn heads stomping about in these.


Tights, given how easily they rip, aren’t a favorite of all. That’s where the beauty of the knee-high boot comes in. You’ll stay toasty while showing off some skin.

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As long as your pants aren’t too wide, there’s always the tried and true method of simply cuffing you pants over your boots. This will let your snow shoes shine and keep your pants dry.

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Women's Retro Hollow Pointed Toe Block Heel Booties

If you’re going to be cuffing you pants, a lower winter boot works better to easily show off all of your snow shoe goodness. The thick soles, plush lining, and slight heel make Fashionshoeshouse’s Booties ($30, Fashionshoeshouse) a stylish yet causal option you’ll be grabbing for every event.


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