I realized recently that my shoe options for snowy and slushy days are limited. Flats don’t work because my feet will freeze, and most of my boots are suede or otherwise too nice to risk being ruined. I have my burgundy Hunter rain boots, but I don’t necessarily want to wear those every day, plus when I have to brush snow off my car it falls right down in there! Brr! Is this why people wear UGG boots? Because they’re so hideous that salt and water stains can only make them look better? Maybe, but I will never put those things on my feet.
So I set out on a mission to find some sturdy, snow-appropriate boots that I also wouldn’t mind ruining by the end of the season (i.e. cheap). Naturally, my search started and ended at Target. They were sold out of actual “snow boots” with fuzzy lining, but that’s not a deal-breaker for me. That’s what socks are for, right? But Target did still have plenty of other boots, and let me just say it took a lot of self control to stick to my mission. (I desperately wanted to go home with these, but peep toes are not exactly snow-friendly.) I surprised myself and ended up with these babies – never thought I would own combat boots, but when you think about it, they’re great for snow! Plenty of coverage for your feet, comfortable, and nice and tight against your leg to keep those cold flakes out of your bidness. They’re $35, but I had $16 left on a gift card, plus 5% off with my Red Card, so I only paid about $18 for them.
They’re also all man-made materials – I walked through some major slush, and once the boots dried, the dirt and salt wiped right off. It’s a little early to attest to the long-term quality, but so far they’re exactly what I wanted! The only problem? Now that I see them in an outfit, I realize they’re actually kind of cute. Maybe I shouldn’t wear them in the snow, just in case… 😉
Boots (in more colors/prints here) // similar Dress (in blue) // similar Turtleneck (under $20) // similar Silver Bracelet (under $6) // similar Gold Bracelet // similar Necklace // Sunglasses (on sale) // Bag (on sale in other colors) // Lips “Cherry Fever”
P.S. If you’re wondering what this scenic background is, it’s outside the Indianapolis Museum of Art. I went to see the Matisse: Life in Color exhibition on Saturday, and I highly recommend it! This is your last week to catch it – it closes Jan. 12. You can see some of my favorite parts of the exhibition on my Instagram.