If there’s one good thing about the weather turning colder, it’s the chance to wear stylish winter boots. In this article, you’ll find the best winter boots for women in stores now.
A great pair of boots can not only keep you warm and dry, but can give an outfit real impact.
We show you the best winter boots for women that you won’t be able to resist.
Why a pair of women’s winter boots can elevate your style
A great pair of boots can make a huge difference to the overall look of your outfit.
Just think about the difference a pair of knee-length boots can make to even the simplest of outfits.
A pair of boots added to a classic outfit of jeans and a sweater will make it instantly special.
You will wear your boots many times over the winter season, so it’s definitely worth investing in a pair of the best winter boots for women that you love.
What are the essential boots for your closet?
Of course, you can just choose one pair of boots for winter, but ideally, you will have different boots to take you through different occasions, and different weather. Below are the boot styles you might like to choose when looking for the best winter boots for women:
1. best winter boots for women – A pair of knee-high riding boots
You could opt for a heel, but riding boots are traditionally flat, making them a versatile option for casual days.
Susan @susanjakovina above wears knee high boots with her leather pants.
Take a look at the shoe trends for fall and winter 2022 and you’ll see that equestrian-inspired boots are particularly on-trend right now.
2. A pair of take-you-anywhere ankle booties
Such a great transitional investment, ankle booties can take your summer dresses into fall. Just add a pair of tights or leggings and a moto jacket and you’re good to go.
3. A pair of dress boots
You might want a dressier pair of boots that you can wear to the office, or for dinner, or with your little black dress. These could be heeled or flat.
4. A pair of snow boots or wellingtons
Boots don’t just have to look great. They also have to be functional in cold and wet weather. If you live or are visiting somewhere where you may get rain, slush and snow, you may also want a pair of snow boots.
How to choose a pair of stylish winter boots
But, first, how to choose a pair of winter boots? Here are some questions to ask yourself.
Do I want a timeless pair or a trendy option?
If you are looking to build up a capsule wardrobe that you can wear year after year, you will want a timeless pair (or pairs) of boots like a classic pair of Chelsea ankle booties or a pair of knee-high riding boots.
The best winter boots for women will be different for everyone depending on your style.
But, if you already have those things in your closet, you might choose to add a pair of boots in a style that is bang-on trend for this season.
What weather will my boots have to withstand?
Obviously, you are looking for boots which are both practical AND stylish. But which is most important to you?
If your boots need to withstand wet or snowy outdoor weather, you will need to make sure that they are functional as well as choosing a style you love.
What do I want to wear underneath?
If you are choosing your boots for walking through snow or rain, you may wish to make sure that you can fit a pair of thick socks on with them.
Or, if you are wearing just with a pair of opaque tights and a dress, you can look for a pair of boots with a snugger fit.
What will I be using them for?
Are your boots for casual walks, for example? Or will you be wearing them to work? Or for a night out to wear with a dress?
How much are you prepared to maintain them?
For instance, if you choose a pair of suede boots, you will have to make sure you use a protective spray and try to avoid wet weather if you can.
A leather pair will be easier to clean.
What heel height am I happy with?
This will partly come down to how happy you are in heels on a day-to-day basis, but also what you are using your boots for.
If you are just heading to dinner and sitting down, a three-inch heel is fine, for example, but you don’t want to be tottering around in the snow in heels.
Do I want a comfort option?
What is my style personality?
A pair of boots can express your style personality like no other item in your closet.
If you aren’t sure what your style personality is, you can take this fun quiz to find out.
The best winter boots for women this season
So, having thought about what boots you already have in your closet, and where the gaps in your wardrobe are, which are the best boots to buy this season? Below you’ll find some of my favorites in stores now:
A classic pair of knee-high boots will never go out of style.
If you have a classic style personality, these are the perfect addition to your closet.
Natalia @nodin.stylish.me above opts for a pair of high boots in cream.
The Naturalizer booties below have a riding-boot style, and would be ideal to wear over skinny jeans or leggings. Reviewers say they are comfortable, well-fitting and have plenty of room in the calves.
dream pair boot
If you’re looking for an inexpensive option to add to your boot collection, the Dream Pairs riding boots from Amazon are well reviewed and come in a good choice of colors. Reviewers say they are comfortable and soft as well as being a good options for wide calves.
If you like a dark color but want something different to black, navy could be the perfect option. The Boden navy boots (below) are a classic that you will usually find in stock each winter season. As these are a dressy option, you could wear with your jeans or under your dresses and skirts.
Or, you could, of course, add a lighter color to your outfit with your boots. The Sam Edelman boots (below) come in a good choice of neutrals. The paler shade (below) could be a good transitional choice. You could wear over your white jeans, or under your summer dresses.
Frye’s knee-high boots have a comfortable low heel. They come in a good choice of black, brown and burgundy neutral shades, and reviewers say they look classy and fit like a glove.
over the knee
A pair of over-the-knee boots can add real impact to your outfit.
If you still like to keep your look fairly low-key, you could wear with a simple pair of skinny jeans and a sweater, along with your winter coat.
I think the pale gray shade of the DREAM PAIRS thigh high boots (below) would look good worn with either your blue jeans, black leggings or with a pair of white skinny jeans. They have more than 7,000 largely good reviews with women saying they stay up your legs and have a comfortable heel height. If gray isn’t your color, you’ll find they come in a huge choice of shades.
kenneth cole reaction
Of course, a pair of black boots is always a classic. You’ll be able to wear Kenneth Cole REACTION boots (below) year-after-year. I like the fact they have stretch fabric at the back to create a better fit and make them easier to get on.
Cordani’s boots (below) are made in Italy and they feature a stretchy side panel for a better fit.
Another great boot style to choose is a pair of ankle boots that you can wear when the weather starts to cool down.
lucky brand boots
The Lucky Brand boots (below) would look good with your jeans and sweaters for everyday wear. They come in a huge range of colors, and have more than 10,000 reviews from women who say they are comfortable and chic.
For a dressy option to go with your dinner outfits or for work, you could try a pair of kitten-heeled booties. The booties below come in a choice of shades, including the emerald green (below).
The heeled booties (below) have a Western look that would look good with your jeans. You can choose everything from white, through beige, browns and black. Reviewers say the height falls at the right place to give a slimming look to your ankles.
The braided details on the LifeStride booties (below) adds interest. One reviewer described them as the most comfortable shoes ever.
Paul Green’s booties (below) stand out because of the textured stripe detailing across the front.
Of course, you don’t have to opt for plain shades when it comes to your booties. If you want a print, animal print will always be on-trend.
One of my favorite pairs of boots that I’ve spotted in stores this season, the Unity in Diversity silver booties tie in perfectly with the metallic boot trend for fall. I also like the unusual zip detailing at the sides. I think you could easily wear with pants or dresses.
Lug soles are another big trend this year.
Fly london lug sole boot
In a choice of green, blue, gray and black, the Fly London Bagu boots (below) feature a platform lug sole.
You could choose black, or a paler shade in the Steve Madden boots (below). The lug sole gives a comfortable way to add a little height.
The Sam Edelman boots (below) come in on-trend white or pale beige, or classic black. Reviewers say they’ve had lots of compliments when they wear them. Some say they run a little small so you may want to think about sizing up. The brown that runs around the sole adds a point of difference.
The buckle around the Paul Green boot (below) adds a flattering effect around the ankle. Reviewers say they are particularly suited to narrow feet.
The lug sole boots (below) are easy to slip on, thanks to the elastic sides.
The DREAM PAIRS boots (below) are a very classic style that reviewers say are great value for money, and are a good dupe for more expensive options.
The Blondo waterproof boots (below) come in a good choice of neutrals and reptile print. They would look good worn with your summer dresses for transitional weather.
Another Blondo option for you that is very on-trend currently are the lug sole boots with buckles (below).
A pair of wellington boots is always a practical option when it’s raining. Or you could choose a lower style of waterproof snow boot.
If you are looking for a pair of boots to really keep your feet warm and cozy, it’s worth investing in a stylish pair of snow boots.
A key trend for 2022 is the lace-up boot, whether you choose a casual hiking style boot or a dressier option.
The Tory Burch boots (below) manage to look casual and dressy at the same time, thanks to the logo and gold hardware.
You could opt for a pair of white or cream boots for winter and fall. Tuck in your blue, black or white jeans.
The chunky sole boot (below) comes in a good choice of colors, including this eye-catching red. Reviewers say they are comfortable and they get lots of compliments when wearing them.
If you like to wear wedge sandals or espadrilles in the summer, you don’t have to keep up your wedge heels during cooler months.
The SOUL Naturalizer boots (below) come in brown or black and feature a memory foam insole. Reviewers say they are stylish and comfortable. One woman particularly recommended these if you have bunions.
ruched or slouchy
You’ve already seen many trends for 2022 and ruching is another one.
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The slouchy boots (below) come in black or a textured beige shade. Wear with your skinny jeans or leggings, or under your summer dresses to give your outfits longevity during cooler weather.
For a shorter ruched option, you could try the Angel Alarcon boots (below), either in cream, pink or black.
peep toe booties
If you’re looking for a pair of booties to wear as summer turns to fall, or winter turns to spring, peep-toe boots could be a good option.
The Söfft boots (below) would look good with your casual jeans, or with your summer dresses so you can wear them longer into the year.
lucky brand booties
Lucky Brand’s wedge booties (below) combine a wedge style with peep toes. The braiding adds some extra interest.
Another choice from Lucky Brand is the shoe-boot hybrid (below).
For a dressy choice, you could wear the Marco Republic peep toes (below) with any of your evening outfits.
Women’s wide calf boots
Of course, just as with clothing, there’s no one-size-fits-all. If you are struggling to find tall boots which fit your calves, you may be more comfortable in a pair of boots specially designed for wide calves.
The Dr. Scholl’s boots (below) are a style classic that won’t go out of date. Reviewers advise to size up.
For a heeled pair of wide-calf booties, you could look at the mysoft booties (below) which come in a good range of neutral shades. They’re well-reviewed from women who say they are comfortable and easy to walk in.
For more stylish wide calf options take a look at the best boots for wide calves this winter.
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