Boots are definitely winter shoe staples in my wardrobe. In recent years, I have added several pairs of boots to my wardrobe, including two pairs of flat-heeled boots as well as rain boots — must-haves for Portland weather! (Note: I realize that I have no need for really heavy-duty winter boots. This post is about my own personal go-to boots for winter, so you won’t see any heavy-duty winter boots, which may be must-haves for those of you who live in snowy temps. Hope y’all keep warm this winter!)
My go-to boots for winter include ankle booties, tall boots, flat-heeled riding boots, and rain boots. Here are some cute options I’ve come across recently. (Especially love the brown combo version of my Marc Fisher boots, as featured below. If only they’d come out with a grey leather version…)
Below are collages showcasing winter outfits I’ve worn with each kind of boot in my wardrobe.
I no longer have my first pair of rain boots, a cool black-and-tweed pair seen below. (The soles cracked a little over a year of use.) My first pair of Hunter rain boots (almost exact version here) have been in steady use for two years now of winter and rainy spring weather.
I purchased two pairs of flat-heeled riding boots in fall 2013, one pair in black and the other in cognac (almost exact versions here online). A not-insignificant purchase, but one that has paid back several times over since. Their cost-per-wear ratio has to be one of the lowest in my current wardrobe!
Tall heeled boots
My first pair of tall heeled boots came when I lived in Wisconsin, where I purchased these black and brown pairs. The heeled boots are not as practical as my flat-heeled pairs, but I still like the look of them, especially when I feel I need extra height.
I purchased my first pair of ankle booties, also called “shoeties,” two winters ago. Again, the Portland (and style blog?) influence. I tried out the trend with this Payless pair (similar pair here), and they’re still going strong!
Do you live in a climate where boots are winter staples in your wardrobe? Which kind of boots are your favorites? Please leave a comment and let me know!
Linking up with these lovely ladies!