Women's snow boots

3 Women's Snow Boots as Stylish as They Are Practical

You don't have to sacrifice style for practicality when it comes to snow boots. Put your best foot forward this winter with boots that are great-looking, warm and durable. Read on to learn about three types of women's snow boots you'll definitely want in your footwear collection.

1. The Zip-up Snow Boot

There's just something about a zippered boot that looks sleek and on-trend. The zip-up winter snow boot is a footwear option for cold weather that keeps your feet warm while braving slushy or snowy conditions. The zipper closure helps you save time when getting dressed since you don't have to deal with laces. Look for a water-resistant upper material like suede, which is fashion-forward and resistant to the elements.

You'll want a lined boot to ensure your feet don't get cold. Fleece is popular as a lining for women's winter boots because it's thick and soft. Plus, it has a trendy appearance that complements many outfits. A zip-up boot with Thermolite insulation is recommended, especially if you plan to spend extended time outside. The higher the insulation weight, the warmer the boot will be.

Wear zip-up snow boots with skinny jeans or leggings and top with an oversized sweater for an outfit that's comfortable, warm and flattering. You can even wear them with a long skirt, turtleneck and fleece-lined tights for added warmth. For choosing a boot color that looks great with most anything, go for a neutral hue like black, gray or brown.

2. The Lace-up Snow Boot

Winter snow boots that lace up are another cold-weather essential that's good to have. Boots with laces have a classic appearance, and the laces make it easy to tighten or loosen the feel of the boot. If you like a snug fit, pull the laces tight. For more foot room, leave them a little loose. Consider a boot in a material like waterproof nubuck, which has a high-end appearance and withstands rain, snow and ice.

For maximum warmth, go for an insulated boot with 600 grams of insulation. You might also want to choose a lace-up snow boot with fleece lining to add a soft, plush feel. You'll find many boots of this type have faux fur around the ankle for added comfort and style. Once upon a time, snow boots were something you wanted to take off as soon as you got inside. Today, they're made to be super-comfortable and fashionable, so you can wear them all day if you want.

Lace-up snow boots can be worn with all kinds of outfits. Slip them on with a pair of high-rise jeans and your favorite hoodie, or wear them with corduroy leggings and a tunic top. They also coordinate well with straight-leg jeans and boot-cut styles. There are plenty of options when it comes to casual outfits to wear with this winter boot.

3. The Duck Snow Boot

Splash through puddles and stride through the snow in a pair of duck snow boots. They have the look of a classic duck boot, with a waterproof rubber shell that repels water to keep your feet dry. Some have removable insulated footbeds that contain Thermolite insulation for toasty warmth. When it's rainy but not that cold, take the footbeds out. They're easy to put back in when it snows, making the duck snow boot incredibly versatile.

Many duck snow boots also have heel pull tabs, which make putting them on easier. For ample traction on slick surfaces, look for boots with rubber outsoles. A tread pattern on the bottom provides even more grip, which is a good thing to have in rainy or snowy conditions. This boot goes well with cold-weather accessories because it has a classic, rugged appearance.

Wear your duck snow boots with your favorite jeans and a casual top. You could even pair them with a dressier outfit, such as a pair of black or brown slacks and a cashmere sweater. No matter what you wear with these boots, you'll love how they keep your feet warm and dry—even if you indulge your inner child with some puddle-splashing.

Outerwear to Pair With Snow Boots

There are all kinds of winter coats that look great with snow boots. You can wear almost any style with this boot, from wool coats to down-insulated puffer jackets. For an extra layer of warmth, wear a winter vest beneath your coat. Add a fleece beanie, scarf and gloves, and you're prepared for the frostiest temperatures.

The great thing about winter is that you can layer different apparel pieces and create a wide assortment of looks with a few signature pieces—like a cute pair of snow boots or the perfect parka. As you'll see when you shop for footwear at Lands' End, it's easy to dress for the weather and still look stylish.

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