How to Wear Boots in the Warmest (and Chicest) Way This Winter

Georgina Kim

Snow boots are the unsung hero of wintertime. They're reliable, comfortable, and dependable—but not many people see them as stylish, and that's a huge oversight. Sure, your favorite pair of duck boots may not seem fashionable at first, but they absolutely work when they're paired with the right outfit. In fact, once you've figured out how to wear snow boots with style, you won't want to put on another shoe ever again. Even during summertime. Catch me this Memorial Day at the pool wearing a bathing suit and duck boots.

Okay, I'm kidding. We'll most likely retire our winter boots come April, which will be sad because they've never looked better. Still not convinced? Here's what inspired me to change up how I wear them:

Pair with skinny jeans or leggings.

Like Aubrey Plaza does in this photo. This helps show off the color and details of your boot. Wear like this if you have a pair in an electric shade.

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Debra Messing achieves a similar look in the photo, below.

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As does Jenny Slate here.

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Wear jeans with a cuff.

Elizabeth Olsen braved the snow a few years back while wearing jeans and duck boots. But instead of putting the pant leg over the boot, she opted for a slight cuff. The result? The boot looks like an intentional part of the outfit as opposed to just something for utility.

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Go for monochromatic.

Always a sleek option. This is yet another way to show the boots are a necessary component to your look. Hilary Swank has the right idea here.

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Add big accessories.

Like Maggie Gyllenhaal's oversized red bag and black hat in this photo. Your go-to snow boots can sometimes look plain, so balance them out with more extravagant items.

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And last but not least: color-blocking.

Notice how the brown and black in Octavia Spencer's duck boots match her pants, sweater, and jacket. Coordination like that brings a whole outfit together.

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