These boots are made for walking

Jaymelouise Hudspith walks us through the best boots to buy this winter season

Jaymelouise Hudspith
27th November 2016

Winter is upon us. I know what you may be thinking, this is Newcastle which means that bar two good days in July it’s pretty much winter all year round… This means you need to be prepared for the transition from cold to sub-zero, especially once it snows and we’re all finding ourselves walking around trying not to look like Bambi on ice. For this very reason I have searched the internet up and down, looking for the best winter boot options out there to create a mini survival guide for this season.

1. Zara’s flat boots with heel detail

Product code: 6054/101. For only £59.99 you can purchase these gorgeous genuine leather knee high boots. If you can pull these off (and I’m jealous if that is the case, my little legs look ridiculous in them) think how warm you’d be when wearing with some extra thick wellington boots socks underneath, not only warming your toes but your legs too. While it’s still above freezing level, I would recommend teaming these boots with a floral dress, a biker jacket and of course a matching hat and scarf to pull of the perfect autumnal artsy rocker look. After the temperature drops, team these with jeans and a fitted shirt to pull of the preppy, dressy yet seemingly effortless look.

2. TOPSHOP’s snug black low heel biker boots

Concession brand Miss KG, product code: 63K02KBLK. Although they may be a little pricey at £99, I believe the fact that they are faux fur lined with chunky soles makes the high price tag more than worth it. The weather may be numbing, but in these boots your toes certainly won’t be. The thick soles mean you’ll be able to survive whatever winter throws at you - without worrying about falling flat on your butt in embarrassment – and let’s be honest we all know it would be bound to happen in front of that cute guy you’ve been flirting with.

With boots like this aim to go back to basics and consider comfort first. I would team these biker boots with black skinny jeans (optional rips if you’re feeling brave, edgy and don’t mind a bit of frost bite), a basic jersey tee with an extra baggy jumper to cocoon yourself in while sat in the old draft lecture halls. Oh, and of course a tartan scarf to add a dash of festive colour to this at times bleak season.

3. River Island’s grey suede hiker boots

Product code: 688600. These boots are a bargain worth catching at the reduced price of £30 from £45 - and available in more colours, all of which are in the sale too. Perfect for everyday use, these cute little boots are lined with faux sheering to keep you warm and toasty. Since they’re styled for hiking they’ll be the perfect way to combat the ice and sludge left behind once the novelty of snow has worn off. Dressed perfectly with grey or ‘wash out’ black skinny jeans, a flannel checked shirt, roll over socks, a beanie and a formal backpack to complete the hiker to high fashion look.

4. New Look’s light brown ankle boots

Product code: 381269521. These boots are also available for those needing the wide fit boot. Both are completed with a knitted band to make them extra cosy… They’re the cheapest of the bunch at only £29.99. These are the only brown boots I have included, but they are also available in black with a grey knitted band around the top. These boots are a fabulous smart-casual option that I would recommend wearing with a white fitted shirt under a fine knit black sweatshirt with blue jeans. Allowing you to layer up for warmth but look fashionable doing so.

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