We all want to stay cute and stylish all year round, but it can be hard if the winter cold and slush render half your closet unwearable. So when you’re in a shoe rut and all you have to bear the cold in is the same pair of black boots, check out these colorful and creative options!
1. Mustard Croc Ankle Boots
A brighter twist on the classic ankle boot, these are a super cute way to switch up the traditional black boot and add some sunshine to your day. The square toe and block heel keep them contemporary while the yellow and croc print ensure your outfit stands out for the rest. If you’re going to be trudging through snow consider spraying them down with some shoe sealant to keep them from staining on the slushy days, but they should do the job keeping the cold out!
3. Maroon Suede Converse One Stars
If you’re slogging through snow all day long, platforms are the perfect solution to soggy toes. Depending on how wet it is any form of sneaker may be too thin, but these ones are worth a try. The elevated soles and thicker fabric with the suede-like lining are guaranteed to pull their weight keeping your feet warm all winter long. The darker fabric will mask any staining from salty, dirty snow and keep your outfits looking put-together all year-round.
3. Chunky Platform Croc Loafers
These classy black loafers are the best way to dress up any outfit; they’re chic and professional, but still fun. The platform helps to keep your feet warm. Though for most weather, they should be warm enough, add some dressy socks or tights if necessary to keep your feet a bit warmer. The chunkiness offsets the older classy feel to keep them cute and modern. If you’re not a fan of the tassels or croc texture check out ASOS’s website for more options!
4. ASOS Checkered Hiker Boots
If you need to trek around but still want to keep it cute, these shoes are for you. The chunky build gives them a more sturdy, utilitarian look that juxtaposes well against the plaid which tones it down for a more feminine, wearable look. Besides the semantics of looks though, the boot itself will stand up to any winter weather coming your way with the waterproof finish and durable soles. So, if you live more north up and need a more practical winter shoe, these are for you!
5. ASOS Chunky Platform Mary Janes
A contemporary twist on the classics, these super cute Mary Janes will give keep you well above any snow or slush with their tall platform base. However, offsetting the chunkiness of the bottoms is the open tops, which may be a little too chilly for you, so if your feet end up getting a little chilly try adding some cutesy little dress socks to keep them warm. They’ll add some personality and classiness to any outfit while keeping it fresh and fun.
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6. Chunky Chelsea Boot Wellies
These simple but cute wellies are the perfect solution to soggy feet. A standard, durable rainboot, it has a practical thick sole with a slight heel to give it some dimension. The sleek black glossy finish keeps them looking high-end and feminine while simultaneously shielding you from any gross wintery slush. To dress them up a little and add an extra layer of warmth, try adding some cute lettuce trim socks to keep the look more chic and feminine.
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7. Cheetah Print Oxford Dr. Martens
Both sturdy and totally cute, these cheetah Dr. Martens are the most adorable shoe you could possibly add to your wardrobe this winter. Pretty self-explanatory, the thick sole is the perfect sensible option to keep your feet out of the wet, while the durable outer material will keep your feet warm and protected. Not to mention the unique cheetah print detailing makes the shoe stand out from other Docs and most standard black winter shoes in general, keeping your style fresh and chic.
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8. Nike Air Max 95’s
When the typical winter boots fill your life with monotony and the sidewalks are freshly cleared, take a leap of faith and dare to go out in these totally sick Air Max’s. They’re a bit on the chunkier side which will help keep your feet warm and the bright colors will add a nice pop to any outfit weary of the standard black. The thick soles are an easily cleaned rubber so don’t worry about the light layer of dirty slush, though on days where it’s a bit heavier it would be smart to go for a thicker, waterproof option. Depending on the conditions where you live, also consider investing in some shoe protector, it’s only a few bucks and could make all the difference in keeping gorgeous shoes like these looking fresh out of the box all year round!
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9. Chunky Black Platform Boots
Not every winter shoe can be smart and sensible, sometimes you have to kick it up a notch. So for any special winter occasion or even just a trip to the club, try these bad boys out. A platform for days, these tall shoes might give off a little bit of stripper vibes, but only super lowkey and like in the best way possible. The faux leather body will not only keep your feet warm but also keep the boot sexy and on-trend, perfect for any night out in the cold.
10. Neoprene Over-The-Knee Boots
We can’t all rock over-the-knee boots like we’re Ariana Grande, but why not try? These are definitely a more practical version of her shoes with the small heel and rubber ends, perfect for any Ariana-inspired winter look. Try them with a mini skirt to add some dimension and a slip of skin, or if it’s too cold, slip them on over tighter jeans for another layer of warmth. Again, the raised sole and waterproof detailing makes them a smart decision for any winter look.
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