6 Essential Footwear Options to Keep in Your Closet All Winter

6 Essential Footwear Options to Keep in Your Closet All Winter

Stay comfortable and look stylish all winter with a few key types of footwear. The right shoes make the perfect finishing touch to your outfit, whether you’re headed to the office or enjoying a casual weekend. Here are our picks for shoes you’ll want in your wardrobe this season.

Snow Boots

The snow boot is a must for winter. Although women’s snow boots come in different styles, you’ll always want your insulated boot to keep your feet warm, with a waterproof exterior and a high-traction rubber outsole. Look for a snow boot in a high-top style for the most protection against the snow.

Squall insulated boots have all the features you need in a snow boot. In addition to being waterproof and insulated with 400-gram Thermolite® insulation, these snow boots have faux fur collars and cushioned, Sherpa-lined footbeds for warmth and comfort.

Duck Boots

Another type of boot that keeps your feet warm and dry in winter is the insulated duck boot. This type of footwear is an excellent choice for rainy winter days, as duck boots are waterproof and have slip-resistant outsoles. Wear insulated duck boots with your favorite women’s jeans and sweatshirt for a casual winter look.

You can also wear duck boots with straight-leg jeans and a flannel shirt for a look that’s classic and comfortable. Flannel shirts also go with skinny jeans, especially if you choose an oversized flannel that falls past the hips. Top your winter outfit with a down jacket in an on-trend color or classic neutral hue and you’re ready for anything.

Calf-High Boots

If you’re headed to the office or for an evening out, you can’t go wrong with the calf-high boot. This type of boot comes in suede, leather, and synthetic materials, so you can find a pair that’s right for you. Stay on-trend all season in a pair of brown or black boots and leggings or skinny jeans.

Calf-high boots with your corduroy leggings or jeggings is another sharp look. Look for pants with a fleece lining for plenty of warmth. When it comes to tops, tunics flatter every figure and balance the slim silhouette of close-fitting pants. Most tunics fall to mid-hip length or lower for ample coverage, and they come in styles ranging from classic crewneck to keyhole neck and V-neck.

Ankle Boots

A fall and winter boot that goes with virtually everything in your closet is the ankle boot. You can wear this boot style with jeans, leggings, or jeggings. It also goes with skirts, including mid-length skirts and maxi skirts. With classic colors like brown and black, it’s easy to find an ankle boot that coordinates with most of your wardrobe pieces.

Go for either a flat or some heeled ankle boots. For the most versatile wear, choose a pair with a low heel. You’ll also want an ankle boot with a nonslip bottom, especially if you plan on wearing your boots outside in slippery conditions.

Athletic Shoes

Hit the gym in a pair of athletic shoes, which can also be worn for casual outings. When shopping for sneakers or trainers, look for breathable uppers and cushioned footbeds for all-day comfort. Another feature to look for is a rubber outsole with a tread pattern on the bottom for plenty of traction.

Wear athletic shoes with a sweatshirt or T-shirt and sweatpants, or women’s yoga pants. The difference between sweatpants and yoga pants is that yoga pants have a gentle flare at the bottom. Regardless of which style of pants you prefer, choose a pair with a full elastic waist and drawstring for comfort and a customizable fit.

Cozy Slippers

No winter footwear collection is complete without a pair of cozy slippers. The seemingly endless variety of slipper styles includes suede moccasins lined with ultra-plush faux fur. You’ll also find bootie-style slippers in multiple colors and sizes, along with Sherpa-lined ballet house slippers that are as soft as they are stylish.

Match your slippers with women’s pajama bottoms, which come in brushed cotton flannel for softness and warmth. You can coordinate them with a matching PJ top or your favorite tee, then slip into a matching flannel robe for extra warmth and coverage. If you’re looking for a footwear gift this winter, slippers are a good choice. Some slipper styles can be monogrammed for a personal touch that your gift recipient is sure to appreciate.

These footwear styles represent some of the most versatile, classic types of shoes you can own for the winter. For the office or formal occasions, you may also want dress shoes, which come in flat and heeled styles. Choose footwear with comfort features to keep your feet feeling great all season.

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