Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Lindsey Lanquist
Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties
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The winter brings with it a lot of truly horrible things—secretly icy sidewalks, absurdly frigid temperatures, desperately dry skin and a whole host of other stuff I could probably wax poetic about for hours. But the experience of winter isn’t all bad. There’s the romance of the holidays, the delight of the season’s first snow and, of course, the months-long excuse to buy every single pair of winter booties you lay your eyes on.

Like I said before, winter can get pretty miserable. So when an opportunity to enhance the season (in any way, shape or form) presents itself, you take it. You seize the cold, frigid day. And an easy way to do that is by loading up on winter booties. Hear me out: When the temperatures drop, your styling options become more limited. You swap your trendy trenches for fluffy puffer coats, trade skinny jeans for bottoms you can layer leggings under and give up any hope of wearing any top other than one of the three turtleneck sweaters you own.

The only thing you have actual control over is your shoes. And even though you might trek around in snow boots, you can swap them for whatever cute winter booties you’re hiding in your purse the moment you get to the office, restaurant, bar or wherever else you’re headed. Because not only will they match your outfit, they’ll elevate it—and they’ll leave you feeling like you’re living your best life, even when the weather situation is dismal.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Just Cavalli Paneled Ankle Boots, $250 at Farfetch

Colorblock booties comprised entirely of versatile neutrals—need I say more?

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Paul Andrew Banner 85 Booties, $895 at Shopbop

The easiest way to take an outfit from simple to statement-making? Throw these booties on.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Twin-Set Block Heel Ankle Boots, $271 at Farfetch

Velvet booties might not be weather-advisable, but we already established you were packing these in your purse and whipping ’em out once you reached your destination.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Salvatore Ferragamo Capo X5P Boots, $895 at Shopbop

The most subtle pair of animal print booties you’ll ever lay eyes on.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Paris Texas Tartan Ankle-Length Boots, $178 at Farfetch

Because everything else—your button-downs, your pants, your coats—is plaid. Why not let your boots in on the trend, too?

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Alice + Olivia Hedde Stretch Pleather Booties, $346.50 at Shopbop

Because the sleekest way to wear winter white is, as always, in cute bootie form.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Pollini Chunky Heel Ankle Boot, $245 at Farfetch

Not your average sparkly boot—these iridescent beauties feature glitter specks of different sizes and shades, and the end result is some seriously mesmerizing footwear.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Babe Ankle Boots, $45.50 at Topshop

Because snakeskin is fun, but hot pink snakeskin is funner.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Jeffrey Campbell Guadalupe Bootie, $190 at Revolve

White can skew edgy when rendered with enough hardware.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Jeffrey Campbell Hurricane Rain Boot, $60 at Urban Outfitters

These are heeled rain boots. I repeat: These are heeled (!!!) rain boots (!!!).

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Paris Texas Pointed Ankle Boots, $193 at Farfetch

The ’80s revival gods have blessed us with these shiny blue snakeskin boots, and I’m not at all mad about it.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Margot Suede Boot, $49.99 at Urban Outfitters

As far as statement shoes go, red is a classic. Why not stock up?

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Sam Edelman Roya Boot, $175 at Revolve

For the shoe-shopper who loves embellishment, but isn’t into tough-feeling hardware.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

River Island Square-Toe Heeled Boots, $47 at ASOS

Make olive the new neutral—your all-black-everything ensembles will thank you for the change of pace.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Chloe Gosselin Maud Booties, $525 at Shopbop

You’ll be wearing these perfectly shaped booties for years to come.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Polly Plume Janis Glitter Boots, $238 at Farfetch

They’re hot pink glitter boots. Who doesn’t want hot pink glitter boots?

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Max Chain Sole Boots, $140 at Topshop

Super versatile, super wearable and just striking enough to make a statement.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

L’Autre Chose Ankle Boots, $257 at Farfetch

Sapphire blue is one of the most stunning jewel tones around. Sport it on the daily by buying (and wearing!) these suede booties.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Kendall+Kylie Studded Ankle Boots, $177 at Farfetch

OK, this is one you could definitely commute in.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Steven Leila Booties, $139 at Shopbop

In case you prefer sequins to glitter.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Studio Chofakian Colorblock Ankle Boots, $299 at Farfetch

These boots are so damn cool I don’t even know where to begin.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

SENSO Jace Block Heel Booties, $245 at Shopbop

Somehow simultaneously mod and contemporary.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Senso Julia II Boots, $120 at Farfetch

A statement boot that feels totally elegant and luxe.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Schutz Kessie Bootie, $224 at Revolve

Because your chic AF socks deserve a moment in the spotlight, too.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Wide-Fit Brittney Unit Boots, $60 at Topshop

These definitely look walkable.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Vince Camuto Abrianne Bootie, $159 at Revolve

These shoes are sure to be a hit at any party you attend.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Rebecca Minkoff Perla Boots, $126 at Farfetch

I didn’t know neon snakeskin was a thing I wanted before I stumbled upon these boots, but honestly, I’m really into it.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

By the Way Crystal Chainmail Bootie, $128 at Revolve

Undoubtedly the most extra boots I’ve ever encountered. (And I love them.)

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Anna F Pointed Buckle Boots, $197 at Farfetch

Vintage with an on-trend twist.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Rachel Zoe Taylor Stripe Ankle Boots, $348 at Shopbop

In case you wanted to change up your go-to black boot repertoire.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Schutz Cailla Bootie, $204 at Revolve

Simple, sure. But far from boring.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Schutz Adryen Booties, $116 at Shopbop

Party booties you won’t feel like ditching an hour into dancing.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Marc Ellis Block Chelsea Boots, $151 at Farfetch

The sock boot met the classic red boot—and they bred this truly beautiful statement shoe.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Steve Madden Pearle Boots, $148 at Anthropologie

Simple, timeless and begging to be added to your wardrobe, stat.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Matiko Lucinda Block Heel Booties, $132 at Shopbop

These silver booties are so shiny you can hardly see them.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Veronica Beard Fallon Booties, $595 at Shopbop

A classic leopard print boot—with a trendy twist.

STYLECASTER | Consider This Your Excuse to Stock Up on Winter Booties

Ash Era Ankle Boots, $193 at Farfetch

Who knew a little heel embellishment could go such a long way in differentiating this statement shoe?

 

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