Reboot your wardrobe with cozy, elegant cold-weather boots


With temperatures finally dropping below 40 degrees, the boots are lacing up and darker denim is being buttoned. 

The cold weather has finally arrived in our great state of Texas and nothing feels better than putting on those boots you bought from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in September.

From the runways in New York to our sidewalks here in Austin, boots are zipping and lacing up in different styles.

I’m talking booties–not Nicki Minaj’s version of a booty, but ankle-cut, stacked heel, suede and leather booties. 

There’s also the over-the-knee, equestrian styled riding boots that are a wardrobe staple. Lastly, one of the hottest trends this season is the moto boot or the ever classic combat boots – both create an edgy effect to any outfit.

Some popular designer brands for the ladies specifically are Frye, Sam Edelman, Steve Madden and Lucky Brand, with each designer and brand bringing a different approach to their boots.

Frye and Lucky Brand will always give you the quality leather and comfortably sleek boots that everyone needs. Steve Madden and Sam Edelman will literally keep you on your toes with trendy fringe and chic suede that will have your closet wanting more.

If there’s anything that helps gentlemen with their clothing, it’s their shoes. Although the Sperrys are essential, boots for men are so underrated.

Popular boot styles include chukka, Chelsea, and wingtip, by brands like Red Wing, Chippewa, Cole Haan and Frye. With all at an ankle cut length, these boots will look best with slim fit and straight-legged denim.

Red Wing and Frye offer the best for leather taste, but if suede suits you better, Cole Haan offers easy clean and a classic look. Chippewa is made for rain and snow and is a charming alternative to your summer Sperrys.

Boots and booties are an investment that will make and never break your fall attire. Whether they’re cognac, dark coconut or black, their every day versatility is truly worth every penny.

Understandably, the time to wear boots is short, but that doesn’t mean you can’t embrace every remotely cool-weathered moment wearing the shoes that make an outfit go from drab to fabulous.

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