The Top 3 Essentials for Killer Winter Boots

essentials-for-winter-boots**This post was made possible by DSW via Mode Media**

Winter in Chicago is tough, that’s no secret.

It beats on your mind (hello winter blues), body (who wants to workout in -15 degree weather? No thanks), and style (sweater + jeans + boots – on repeat).

It’s especially hard when layers upon layers, upon layers (upon layers upon…you get the idea) of snow covers the ground and you must resort to bulky, dull, worn-out winter boots just to make it out your front door.

Winter boots tend to go one of two ways – they’re incredibly warm and comfortable, but the style factor is nonexistent; OR they look real cute, but the functionality (read: warmth & comfort) is sub par.

It’s surprisingly difficult to find all three essentials for winter boots.

So what’s a fashionista to do?


DSW is one of my all-time favorite shoe stores. They carry great brands, on trend styles, and sell all of them at irresistible prices.

So when they offered to send me a pair of winter boots to try that were warm, comfortable, AND stylish. I couldn’t say no (could you??).

So let’s talk about these boots.


At first glance they seem like your basic black leather boot, but they’re actually killer snow boots that are helping me kick Chicago winter in the ass!

Figuratively speaking, of course.

The side buckle, button details, and fold-over cuff give the boots an edgy moto-style, which is perfectly suited to combat winter time Chi. The rubber lug sole is supportive and makes walking through snow and ice a piece of cake.




However, the inside of the boot is what really sets these over the top – a faux fur lining from ankle to toe provides an extra dose of coziness and keeps my feet nice and dry.

Last, but certainly not least – these boots pair perfectly with any outfit – sweater dress and tights? Check. Jeans and cardis? Check. Cozy knits and flirty skirts? See below. 😉


Warmth, comfort, and style all wrapped into one boot.

Fashionistas rejoice!

If you’re looking for your own butt-kicking winter boot stop by your local DSW or check them out online. Their shoes are so budget-friendly you can get your stylishly warm boots for a STEAL.

Take that Chicago winter!

Stay warm (and stylish!),


{wearing: sweater (similar), skirt (similar), fleece-lined tights (similar), winter boots, handbag}



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4 Responses to The Top 3 Essentials for Killer Winter Boots

  1. Cute boots! But I really love your sweater as well! it looks so comfy and oh so cozy!!! You’re rockin your cozy winter look girl! 😀