When winter comes knocking at the door, our wardrobes need to reflect this season most often associated with snowy and icy conditions. Must-have staples for winter footwear should all endeavour to keep those tootsies warm. Yet practical winter footwear can also equal fashionable and chic, so don’t think you need to compromise on style this winter.
Long, black boots
Black boots that hug the lower half of your legs are winter staples for any woman. They are incredibly versatile and can be mixed and matched with outfits, to create either a casual look for the day time or spiced up with a glamorous dress and fitted coat for a night on the tiles. Pick between wedged boots, heeled or flat. Always choose a good quality pair of black boots, because you’ll certainly want to get a lot of wear out of them.
Hugely popular, Ugg boots are worn at any time of year but really come into their own during wintertime. They make great everyday footwear, whether you’re dropping the kids off on the school run, nipping to the shops to do some grocery shopping or walking the dog. As well as being comfortable and warming, they come in a range of styles and colours.
You don’t need to be into gardening or own an allotment to have a pair of wellies. In fact, any discerning fashion follower of winter footwear will keep a pair of these items in close range during the winter months. Wellies are perfect for country walks on crisp, sunny days, but they’ll also come in handy when heavy snowfall descends and you need to get out and about without fear of slipping over.
Suede ankle booties
In the run up to the festive period your diary could be bursting with party invitations, so you’ll need some winter party shoes, that are practical for the colder weather but are stylish too. Grab yourself a pair of suede ankle booties in funky colours such as red or purple, that will look ultra glam when teamed with your winter party outfit.
Heels that sparkle
Winter fashion turns sparkly and glitzy as the nights draw in, meaning that your shoes should embrace this trend as well. For a night on the town, immerse your feet in a pair of heeled shoes that sparkle and shimmer with silver or gold touches.
Focus on fur
Keep your feet nice and toastie this winter with some fur-lined boots. As well as having fur within the inside of the boot, choose a pair with fur trims on the top for a really stylish look that shows you’re embracing the winter weather.
Winter weather isn’t all about wading knee-deep in snow. On the occasional mild winter day, don’t be afraid to be seen out and about in your canvas shoes. They still have a place in a winter wardrobe and are ideal for that girl-about-town look. Team them with skinny jeans or jeggings.
This article was written by Lauren. Lauren works for the menswear department at Joseph Turner, and during her time has learnt a thing or two about male fashion. The most surprising thing she’s learned? How many different types of collars and cuffs there are – and men thought women’s clothes were confusing!