How To Handle The Snow While Still Looking Chic

There are two very different types of cold weather. The first is the type where, yes, you have to dress smartly, but you can still get away with showing a bare ankle or be comfortable in a V-neck sweater, sans scarf. Those are those brisk-but-sunny days when you can embrace the chill and still look cute in the process. But later in the season (like right now), we experience a type of cold that doesn't fuck around. Every inch of skin needs to be covered to protect from subzero windchill and it doesn't even matter what you're wearing under your puffer, because no one is going to see it.

And while those are the moments you'll need to pull out the big guns, it doesn't mean you have to dread getting dressed. One of the most practical places to start is with your winter boots. Sure, they need to be warm and versatile, but they can look still good, too. That's why we've rounded up a few options that check both boxes. Ahead, find a ton of protective footwear that protects your street cred, too.

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Moon Boots We Crackled Metallic Boots, $225.00 Buy
Fenty Puma Strapped Women's Sneaker Boots, $390 $194.99, available at Puma.
Jimmy Choo Darcie Flat, $1,350, available at Jimmy Choo.
ALEXACHUNG Heavy Tread Leather Boots, £445.00 Buy
Hunter Balmoral Lace Up Boots, $395 $197, available at Hunter.
UGG Australia Adirondack II Boot, $225.00 $159.99, Buy
Ganni Patent Leather Flat Boots, $402 $162, available at Farfetch.
Sorel Emelie 1964 Boot, $160 $79.98, available at Sorel.
Kenzo Alaska Fur-lined Boots, $355, available at Kenzo.
Sperry Saltwater Duck Boots, $140.00 Buy
ASOS Athlete Hiker Boots, $56 $44.50, available at ASOS.
New Balance Fresh Foam 2000 Boot, $119.99, available at New Balance.
& Other Stories Leather Snow Boots, $195, available at & Other Stories.
Stuart Weitzman The Luge Boot, $535 $268, available at Stuart Weitzman.
Altuzarra Cosmo Leather Ankle Boots, $1,395.00 Buy
Timberland x Opening Ceremony Waterbuck Convenience Boots, $250 $150, available at Opening Ceremony.
Blackstone OL26 Genuine Shearling Lined Lace-up Bootie, $247.95, available at Nordstrom.
Montelliana Margherita Leather Après-ski Boots, $306.00 $183.00, Buy
Sam Edelman Darrah Faux Fur-trimmed Textured-leather Ankle Boots, $150 $60, available at Net-A-Porter.
Frye Samantha Hiker, $398.00 Buy
written by Annie Georgia Greenberg; appearance by Annie Georgia Greenberg; edited by Christopher Michael Beer; shot by Jack Pearce; shot by Kenny Wu.
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