Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Winter Boots: Fashion and Function

 
Danielle brings us her advice on how you can combine great style with the need to wear WARM boots for winter.  With snow and ice not just in New England, it is time to get out those sexy boots.

Danielle says:

What do you get when you combine fabulous fashion with reliable function?
Fabulous cold weather boots! With boot season in full swing, I hunted down the best deals on functional, fashionable, affordable boots -- bound to get you through the most frigid New England weather conditions.

Here goes:

The Zigi Keenly Wedge Bootie

This ultra trendy wedge bootie will not sacrifice fashion for function. The combination of the faux suede upper and fleece lining will keep you cozy AND stylish with every step. The beefy sole provides perfect traction for inclement winter weather. Although I'm partial to the tan (below), the black is equally fab.  Buy them at DSW for $69.95.


The Pelican Fleece Tall Rainboot by Sperry

Beat the slush and freezing rain with a new twist on a classic. The shiny rubber boot accompanied by a cushioned, micro-fleece lining will only give you added comfort and warmth. The timeless navy quilted pattern on the shaft almost transforms the rubber to give a soft leather feel. Available in a multitude of colors including houndstooth and plaid. Find them at Macy's for $78.00.


The Apley Tall Boot by Timberland

Timberland's boots are known for their rugged durability.  The Apley's lugged, rubber sole grounds a burnished riding boot designed with an easy, on-side zipper and anti-fatigue footbed for all-day comfort.  This boot features beautiful waterproof leather, protecting your feet from all wet weather conditions.  The Apley is available in a variety of colors and in a mid-height shaft as well. Find them at Piperlime for $129.99.


The Cozy Bootie by Mojo Moxy

The name says it all.  This is the complete package of fashion and function.  Cozy's distressed leather outer is paired perfectly with a decorative collar featuring decorative accents and faux fur lining.  Full back zipper makes for easy on and off action and textured rubber sole completes this bootie for traction on those slippery winter grounds.  Find them at Shoes.com for $149.99.


Of course, no list of winter boots would be complete without Classic Shorts from UGG Australia

Although they are not trendsetters, nor are they ultra chic or fashion forward, UGGs have become a winter staple for every woman in New England (and elsewhere, too). These basic boots allow us to protect our stems from the elements with supple suede and rich, thick shearing.  While chestnut may be the most popular color seen in these parts, the variety is endless.  Zappos - $155

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