Here’s the scenario: You’ve assembled the perfect outfit. You’ve got an impeccably tailored jacket, or a beautiful oversized sweater with cropped pants, but how do you finish the look?
Don’t let the last piece of your outfit be an afterthought. Be deliberate in your footwear choices this season. There are so many great choices in boots for winter in the city, both for men and for women.
Thigh high: The over the knee trend is going strong. You’ll find these boots in outrageous prints, animal spots, and stripes, as well as classic dark colours. Wear them with a sweater dress, or shirt long enough to cover where they end. They’re also a great look with skinny jeans.
Sock boots: These are set to be a big trend this winter thanks in part to Kanye West featuring them in his Yeezy line with Adidas. West “created” these as soft, fitted ankle boots but you can get sock boots in thigh high styles with stiletto heels!
formal boots: Tight-fitting, dark coloured formal boots in general are a favourite look for formal occasion these days. Look for patent leather or the season’s favourite fabric choice, velvet!
Lace ups: If you want one trendy update in boots, pick the lace up boot. These boots are warm, comfy but also give a formal look. They can be paired with a dress, or jeans, whatever your style.
Ankle boots: With buckles and wedge heals, these continue to be both a practical and fashionable choice. They are great with pants as well as skirts/dresses worn with tights. Look for traditional leather styles and suede as well as metallic, such as silver python. An asymmetric zipper at the side is particularly popular this season.
SUEDE bootS: Your next go-to casual boot is the simple suede boot, in classic colours or soft sage green.
Desert boots: Another classic, the crepe sole adds spring to your step, and the shape complements everything from cords to chinos.
Chelsea boots: Bring these on your next business trip. Chelsea boots are close-fitting, ankle-high boots with an elastic side panel, making them stylish and comfortable. The boot dates back to the Victorian era, when it was worn by both men and women.
Chukka boot: A timeless style that can be worn by any man at any age. They are ankle-high leather with suede or leather uppers, leather or rubber soles, and open lacing. The name chukka possibly comes from the game of polo, where a chukker is a period of play.
wingtip boot: The same style as the wingtip shoe, it’s a boot in which the toecap is extended with low “wings” that reach around the side of the shoe. These are definitely the right choice for formal occasions or that put-together business look.