Now that the cold weather is in full force, do you find yourself wondering what shoes to wear that are cozy, stylish AND weatherproof?
Designers have upped the ante this year and it’s definitely going to benefit us in chilly Chicagoland. Here are our picks to keep your toes toasty without sacrificing style.
Slimpack Riding Boots by Sorel
Sorel is quickly becoming many fashion bloggers’ go-to for “winter chic” boots. This riding-boot style is weatherproof and fashionable—who knew? $210, Athleta (also found at Forest Bootery, 284 E. Market Square, Lake Forest, 847-234-0201)
Sorel Joan of Arctic Boots
Also by Sorel, and by now a classic, these Joan of Arctic boots are amazing. Trust us, they are everything you want. $150, Zappos
Bogs Herringbone Plimsoll Hi Women
UGG Australia Ciera Suede Boot
You won’t be surprised to see UGG Australia in the lineup; their Ciera boot is a twist on the classic. The straps and buckle inject the perfect shot of style into your look. $295, Shirise, 341 Park Ave., Glencoe, 847-835-2595
Tory Burch Amelie Shearling Boot
These Tory Burch boots are quite a find. They’re sold out online, but we found them at the new Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont. Both colors are available at the store (tan and black)—originally $325, now offered at $227.50. Tory Burch Outlet, 5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, 847-928-7500
Hunter + rag & bone Tall Boots
Another cold-weather company that has become a staple on the North Shore, Hunter, collaborated with rag & bone this year and came up with this gorgeousness. The boot comes in either navy/black or army/black and is waterproof, of course. $295, rag & bone
Sperry Top-Sider for J Crew Leather Shearwater Boots
Designers must know we’re all suckers for collaborations, because here’s another lust-worthy one: Sperry Top-Sider for J Crew. These Leather Shearwater boots are iconic in style, but also waterproof and warm (rubber waterproof sole and shearling upper). $150, J. Crew