Hi Legally Fit readers…I’m Cynthia from It All Changes.
Katie is enjoying her time with Brian while he’s on leave and asked me to guest post. My dad is a former military man so I was happy to oblige so she could enjoy ever second!
It’s a bit chilly here in Western Massachusetts and everyone has donned their winter boots. Boots in all sorts of styles were seen on celebrities, fashion runways, magazines and in the mall lately. However normally they aren’t talking about boots that actually keep your feet warm.
They are cute but when I look out my window and see the snow my feet instantly start to freeze.
When you live in a snow zone – right now that means the usually sunny south as well – you need a good pair of winter boots. However warm boots does not need to equal ugly boots. You can rock your winter boots and not have to change in and out of them 10 times a day.
To start, you need the right boot. This is different for everyone. Some people love Uggs and others love Cole Haan.
To pick your right boot, they need to be:
-In your price range. I love Cole Haan but I also love food. $300 of food goes a lot further than a pair of boots.
-Versatile. Pink is a fabulous color (note my coat), but does not match most of my wardrobe. Opt for a pair that you can wear with what you already own.
-WARM! You are looking for winter boots after all. Cute doesn’t mean squat if you feet are frozen the second you step outside.
From there you can get creative. These are the boots I purchased 2 years ago at the end of the season – Discount! – and wear almost daily.
For work: If you run in and out of the snow for errands, meetings, etc. your boots are great to wear under your pants or with a nice skirt. I wear a uniform to work – I’m a Salvation Army Pastor – so mine had to be black. They are comfortable enough to wear inside and out.
For fun: With skirts or dresses, throw on a funky pair of tights with your boots and go.
With a quick change of tights you can change an entire outfit. The boots and tights are what most people see peeking out from under your winter coat.
In the bitter cold running tights can do double duty under dresses. Throw them on with warm wool socks and your boots and no one is the wiser…I think.
With wide leg pants, just the toe of your boot peaks out. If this is your preferred method make sure you like the toe shape because that is all you’ll see.
Even when you purchase your rocking new winter boots don’t throw out your traditional winter boots. They are perfect for getting in a great workout in the snow. Hike, snowshoe or snow ball fight. And somebody has to shovel the sidewalk!
Just remember keeping your feet warm in the winter doesn’t have to sacrifice your style. In the immortal words of my style guru, Tim Gunn, “Make it work.”
What is your favorite way to wear your winter boots?