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Nothing beats a good pair of boots in the fall or winter – except for maybe apple cider donuts and pumpkin spice lattes. Aside from sugary autumn desserts, though, boots are my number one essential for fall. Stylish boots can transform any basic look into a trendy ensemble, and they will keep your feet comfortable and warm all day long. Any fashion trend that merges function and style is right up my alley, so I’ve been stocking up on new styles of boots for the upcoming cold weather of fall and winter. I’ve had so much fun styling my new boots, so today I’m sharing a few tips for choosing the right pair of boots this season and showcasing my latest boot acquisition: the Steve Madden Sterre Western Booties from DSW Shoes!
Look for boots with interesting design details.I want my boots to make a statement, so I look for designs that feature unique details such as zippers, fringe, contrasting colors, or a mix of materials. My new Steve Madden Sterre Western Booties have a classic, streamlined design, but the combination of black leather and deep brown wood and the side zippers make them more interesting than a traditional boot. I also love that they feature a slightly pointed toe with a chunky heel. This design is the perfect balance between classic and trendy styles, and I’ve been wearing them all the time with jeans, dresses, and skirts! For my next boot purchases, I have my eye on the Minnetonka 5 Layer Fringe Western Boots and Unisa Calbii Over The Knee Boots. Both styles have a unique design that can make even the most basic outfit stylish.
Choose boots that are fashionable and functional.It can be difficult to look cute and stay warm in the chilly fall and winter weather. In addition to low temperatures, the cold seasons also bring rain, sleet, and snow that can trash your shoes and freeze your feet! This season, don’t sacrifice function or fashion – choose both! I recommend investing in a cute pair of rain boots like the Chooka Micro Classic Dot Rain Boots or Chooka Top Solid Rain Boots. These rain boots are absolutely adorable, and they’ll help you look and feel great on rainy days. The Bearpaw Lauren Boots another winter necessity. The soft and cozy lining in these boots makes them just as comfortable as slippers, and your feet will stay warm in even the coldest weather. I wore my Bearpaw boots from DSW Shoes at least three days a week last winter, and I know that I’ll be wearing them again soon! If you live in a snowy area, check out the Sorel Joan of Arctic Snow Boots. I’m obsessed with the fur-trimmed design of these boots, and the rubber sole makes this pair of boots snow-friendly.
Dress up your boots with colored leggings or tights.Boots look fabulous with jeans, skirts, or dresses, but this season I’ve been pairing my boots with colored leggings or tights. Colored tights keep my legs warm in the cool weather, and the extra dose of color help my boots stand out even more! If you need extra warmth, try fleece-lined leggings in a fun color or pattern.
I’m a firm believer that every woman needs a few pairs of boots in her wardrobe, but I also know from that boots can be very expensive. For years, I resisted buying name brand boots because I couldn’t justify spending such a large amount of money on one item, but thankfully those days are over. All of the brands that I used to think I couldn’t afford are now within my budget thanks to DSW Shoes. DSW Shoes has an amazing selection of fall and winter boots, and I know you’ll be impressed by the brand names and incredible prices. My Steve Madden Sterre Western Bootie cost $130 at other retailers, but they were only $99.95 at DSW Shoes! If you’re looking for a new pair of affordable and high-quality boots, check out my top twelve picks below.
1. Bandolino Coppa Riding Boot | 2. Sorel Joan of Arctic Snow Boot | 3. Chinese Laundry Zone Bootie | 4. Matisse Benny Western Boot | 5. Steve Madden Sterre Western Bootie | 6. Unisa Calbii Over The Knee Boot | 7. Chooka Top Solid Rain Boot | 8. Minnetonka 5 Layer Fringe Western Boot | 9. BCBGeneration Laliah Bootie | 10. Frye Melissa Tab Riding Boot | 11. Chooka Micro Classic Dot Rain Boot | 12. Bearpaw Lauren Boot
What is your favorite way to style boots this season?
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