Colder weather is not something I look forward to, but having a range of stylish and trendy boots makes it much more bearable. With stores full of inventory and the holidays fast approaching, NOW is the time to invest in a new pair of boots that will last you for many winters. Here are some tips on how to Upgrade Your Boot Closet This Winter.
Upgrade Your Boot Closet This Winter with these Boot Shopping Tips
When shopping online, be sure to look for the following in the item description.
Take a fabric measuring tape and measure your calf circumference to give you an idea of whether you will fit in the shoe.
Many of my clients tell me they need a wide width boot because they’ve had issues getting a boot on or their feet hurt after a few hours.
Try: Look for a side zipper or a stretchy fabric to help get your foot in. Opt for a round toe over a pointy toe if you’re concerned about width.
Boot Styles to Try
Mid Thigh boots
They measure somewhere above an ankle boot and below the over-the-knee boot. Usually the boot shaft here is 9 inches to 13.5 inches.
Reason To Try:
- Mid thigh boots give us the sexiness of an over-the-knee boot with the practicality of an ankle bootie.
- If you’re petite, this may be a great option especially if you worry that over-the-knee boots will engulf your small frame.
- The options this year are in suede, leather, printed and tons of colors allowing you to find the right pair for you.
How to Wear it
Pair them with ankle length denim, a cozy sweater and a full length lady coat.
Wear them with a printed dress and a blazer or cardigan. Showing the knees with this dress actually makes you look taller.
I’m wearing a satin slip dress with a cashmere sweater and slouchy boots. Although the look is monochromatic, I’ve added a more interesting spin to it by mixing satin, suede and cashmere.
Shop my favorite Mid – Thigh Boots here
These military style boots can be seen on almost every shopping site.
Like the original Doc Martens, these boots offer a masculine approach to a closet staple.
Reason to Try
- Combat boots are the easiest way to add some edge to your outfit and help you standout with a strong statement.
- Great substitute for heels when wearing a long knit or ruffle dress.
- These military inspired shoes will be comfortable so there’s no heels to worry about.
How to Wear it
Wear them with long flowy dresses to add a masculine touch to an overly feminine look.
Take a blazer, casual tee shirt and black pants then add some combat boots in a different color.
Shop my favorite Combat Boots here
But wait Neepa, what about ankle boots and over the knee boots? Are we no longer supposed to wear them? Don’t worry, they’re still relevant and will be a good portion of your boot closet. Continue to confidently invest in them, try incorporating the animal trend, metallics or even more color in these styles.