I MUCH prefer the snow to the rain. I live in a neighborhood that used to be a forest preserve, and yards are resplendent with some of the tallest, oldest trees around. One good snowfall, and I feel like I’m living in a private winter wonderland.
What makes the snow tough however, is footwear. Too wet for suede, too icy for heels…time for some hardy boots! I really love the Hunter boots that are so popular right now. The array of colors and “welly socks” give you the opportunity to make your own mark on the trend, and they function well in both rain and snow.
And if you’re looking for something with a little more of a “rugged” appearance, I can’t say enough good things about Sorel’s winterwear. I’ve had the same pair of Sorel boots since college (yes, for those of you paying attention, I did wear them with the windbreaker), and not only do they still keep my feet warm and dry, but I dig how they look so many years later – broken in and well loved. Hope the same can be said of me in 20!
I’ve seen many a mom in the check-out line at the grocery store with feet brightly adorned in Bogs, and each of my girls actually received a pair for St. Nicholas Day (filled with candy, which I shamelessly ate after they went to bed!). For the record, something about pastel flowers all over their little feet in the dead of winter feels hopeful to me, and I smile when they jump out of the car each morning.
So for those of you who have been dragging your heels (pun!) on donning winter footwear, take heart! Boots are more stylish than ever! And it turns out they’re cheaper than ever too! Check out the selection at Nordstrom right now – 50% off and free shipping! And hey – Ugg is running a 30% off sale with free shipping too! (I’m gonna’ give a personal plug for the slippers – they are the perfect antidote to cold hardwood floors!).
And while you’re checking out the sales, throw a pair of fashion boots into your cart, too. In the words of Nina Garcia, “Putting on fierce boots is an instant pick-me-up.”