Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but we're starting to hit winter weather. This means it's time to put those summer sandals and fall ankle booties away and bring out the winter weather gear.
This season, however, don't feel limited to just the classic riding or combat boot. Here are a few different trends, across all shoe styles, to wear this winter that will make you stand out in the crowd and show everyone how stylish you are.
Flats are always a great way to go due to how comfortable they are. Platform flats, in particular, are the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe because they are high enough to keep you warm and cozy even through puddles and snow slush. Here are a few of our top recommendations:
Chinese Laundry Cecilia Platform Oxford ($69.95)
This chunky Oxford perfectly meshes the classic shoe with an edgy color and style, making it a unique choice. It comes in both silver and olive, easily fitting with any outfit.
Jon Josef Gogo Lug Shoe ($170)
Victorian Combat Boots
Update your winter wardrobe with a new take on the classic combat boot this season. The slimmer, lace-up look of Victorian combat boots will keep your feet warm and your outfit on-trend no matter the weather.
Pikolinos Bayona W8T ($210)
Vagabond MYA Brandy Goat Suede Boots ($195)
Metallic Party Heels
What would the winter season, full of holiday parties, be without metallic party heels? There are many ways you can approach this trend, from going with a classic pump to wearing shiny ankle boots. Here are two of our favorite options:
Chinese Laundry Rian Pump ($59.99)
Alias Mae Akilah Bootie ($250)
On the other side of the ~shine~ spectrum, this silver bootie perfectly represents those crystal clear, cold winter days. The accent of the silver buckle and the shape of the heel really adds to this option by Alias Mae.
Believe it or not, clear plastic boots are making a come-back this winter. There are many different styles you can choose from, and you do not have to go for a full clear boot unless you want to. These two options, both from Ritch Erani, are our favorite takes on the trend.
Ritch Erani NYFC Barbarella Boots ($625)
This first option more clearly resembles a traditional clear boot, but the suede toe cap adds some additional elegance to the look. This is a style that can be worn anywhere and with anything, making it the perfect addition to your winter closet.
Ritch Erani NYFC Argo ($675)
This option, with faux python print, perfectly meshes the classic snakeskin boot with the clear plastic boot. There isn't as much clear material, but the strategic placement of the clear heel and the clear cutouts still give the boot a unique style.
Who doesn't like wearing mules both inside the house and out? They are the ultimate comfort shoe, having originally been slippers, and now there are plenty of options that work as party shoes or work shoes, even in the middle of winter.
Daniella Shevel Madame Ruffle ($355)
Chinese Laundry Mollie Mule ($89.95)
The small heel on this mule, plus the silver studs, make the shoe reminiscent of a Western bootie. You still get protection from the elements, but you'll be comfortable and ultra-stylish – what more can anyone want?
These are just a few of the best options from each trend. Don't follow the same path this winter— try some of these new trends to update your wardrobe and show off your style!