So unless you haven't left your house or dorm room since late September, the chances are pretty good that you've noticed that a number of boot trends are in full swing in preparation for the winter season. Fashion is finicky and trends are forever changing. Here's a look at three of the trends in boots you should keep an eye on.
Top designers must have been watching old westerns when working this trend into their designs for Fashion Week. This trend is back in full swing, updated with chunky heels and more buckles than any cowboy would find necessary. Frye is always a great brand to look at when looking for premium boots, and they have a great selection of cowboy styles. If you'd rather not spend as much on a trend that might not be here next fall, try Steve Madden for quality boots at a lower price point.
Since you're not a cowboy who uses a horse for transportation, you can sport your boots with jeans for a good old western look, leggings, or a cute skirt. Even if you have great legs, it's probably not advisable to show them off with your new boots and a pair of daisy duke shorts, a la Jessica Simpson, as we move into the winter months. That look might just attract a bit too much attention.
Perhaps the most daring trend in fashion so far this year, over the knee boots are perhaps a bit too dramatic for the taste of most women not directly involved in the fashion industry. Even without heels, these boots are attention grabbing, sexy, and one hundred percent fashion-forward. They can be worn, well, however you wish to wear them: with mini skirts, over your favorite pair of skinny jeans, with shorts, or over leggings.
For leggy women with the self-confidence to rock these boots, the effect can be quite stunning, especially when the boots feature heels as well. For shorter women, this is one trend you might wish to steer clear of.
Love them or hate them, Uggs probably aren't going anywhere anytime soon. They might be looked back on as one of the great fashion mishaps of the 2000s, but for now they're here to stay. Stay and keep your legs and feet warm throughout the bitter cold winter months. If you live in an area that is frequented by snow, these boots are always a great addition to your winter wardrobe, no matter how ugly you find them.
If you have old Uggs that need a bit more fur, check out the Ugg website for the insole replacements that will keep your old boots just as warm as ever. If you're an Ugg fan on the market for a new pair, try a pair of the sweater Uggs that are popular on college campuses right now.
If you really just can not bring yourself to purchase a pair of traditional Uggs, try one of the newer styles. The "Highkoo" and the "Kensington" really don't look much like Uggs at all despite their warmth. The "Knightsbridge" gives you a slightly more streamlined look than the traditional Uggs as well.