Fashion 101: Cold-Weather Boots (2014)

Having just recently come back from a balmy negative-two degrees (and layer-upon-layer of ice and snow) in Maine, I’ve had to seriously re-think the way I see winter boots.  I’m spoiled by my two-week-long visits to snow, followed and preceded by sunshine and the occasional thunderstorm.  I had no idea a brutal Winter meant sayonara to high heels (and really all shoes without a rugged bottom and thermal lining).  A great pair (or two) of warm (the more lining, the better) and reliable (comfort is key) Winter boots is essential in any snowy climate, and a bottom with plenty of tread is essential for klutz’s like me (I learned that the hard way slipping up and down the icy hills of Boston … I now fully understand why they call it “Beacon Hill”.) And after rounding up my favorite snow-ready boots last year (just before I jetted off to Alt Summit in Salt Lake City), I’ve updated the list with a few of my favorite 2014 styles.

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Boot picks from left to right, top to bottom:  UGG Belcloud Boots // Sorel Conquest Boots // Sorel Joan of Arctic Boots // Marc by Marc Jacobs Leather and Nylon Snow Boots// Sam Edelman Meiko Snow Boots // Tory Burch Denai Quilted Boots // Sorel Conquest Carly Short Boots // Burberry Danning Shearling Cuff Lace-Up Boots // L.L.Bean Shearling-Lined Bean Boots

What are your cold-weather boot favorites?



  1. Alyssa

    I’ve been trying (and trying and trying) to get a pair of winter boots, but every pair I like is sold out in my size! I guess that’s what I get for waiting so longggg 🙁

    • Lexi

      Oh no! Have you tried online? Zappos and Nordstrom online seem to have a lot of options. 🙂

  2. Rachel

    I have a super warm and comfy pair, but they aren’t that cute sadly haha

  3. Oh I could have used a pair of these today, it is so cold here in NYC, too cold (!!), I’d buy a pair but my mind is thinking spring!

    • Lexi

      I don’t blame you!

  4. i have been living in my sorrel boots this winter…it was negative 42 degrees here yesterday with wind chill! mine are mid-calf but after this blizzard seriously wish i would have bought the joan of arctic version 🙂

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

    • Lexi

      They’re definitely the warmest too! 🙂

  5. Sharon

    Haha, so funny that we both posted about these! With all the snow and freezing cold temps we’ve been having this winter, I’m starting to think I need another pair!

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    • Lexi

      The short version is definitely perfect for everyday wear!

  6. I live in my Sorels, especially in years like this where it is super cold and snowy.

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