How to Select the Perfect Pair of Boots this Winter

This post is written by the Experimental Mommy.  While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.

Inspired by one of my favorite fashion bloggers, Ellen from That Chic Mom, I decided to tackle a fashion post myself (believe it or not, sometimes I shed the lab coat for real girly clothes).  Given that I live in New Orleans, I have tons of summery outfits and my closet is full of an assortment of flip flops.  But, my winter wardrobe consists entirely of a pair of jeans, one sweater and a scarf I have no idea how to tie.  Fortunately, my friends at Shoebuy.com are coming to the rescue with some great tips on how to pick the perfect pair of boots this winter.

As for this season’s top boot styles, booties are leading the way, with harness boots, over-the-knee boots and western-inspired styles falling closely behind. But which ones are best for YOU?


A great pair of booties is a MUST this season. Perfect for pairing with a skinny jean or matching with a pencil skirt, this style can be worn day or night. For your first pair, try a neutral color like beige or black. Once you have a chance to break-in your “go-to” pair, go a little bolder with a flashier color like red or dark blue.


If you’re looking for a more glamorous look, say for a night on the town, you gotta go big or go home! Over-the-knee boots can add the perfect amount of spice to any outfit, specifically when paired with a sleek pair of black jeans, leather leggings, or a fitted dress.

Western influence:

If you’re looking to step out of your traditional style comfort zone, try incorporating some fun, western-inspired looks. This year, cowboy boots are making a name for themselves in the fashion world and we can’t help but love it!

Harness Boots:

To complete your leggings/sweater combo, skip the Ugg boots and turn to a pair of harness boots. This classic equestrian-inspired style can liven up any casual look with comfort and ease!

After checking out the rules, I decided on the perfect pair of black leather booties.  Turns out, they really are quite versatile.  One pair of shoes, three totally different looks.  I found ways to where my booties with leggings, dress pants and jeans and make them work!

When shopping for boots online, it’s important to shop early if you want to snag the most popular fashion trends, as those styles often sell out first. If you find a pair you love, don’t hesitate! Make sure you do your research to guarantee you are getting the best deal – after all, who doesn’t love to save a few extra dollars here and there!

This year, we’re seeing more people searching for wide calf boots. How do you know if that style will work for you, you ask? Fortunately, Shoebuy.com, makes it a priority to feature the Shaft Height and Circumference on our product pages. If you see a style you like, take a fabric measuring tape and measure your calf circumference. If the numbers are only a few inches apart, you should be good to go.

Go Forth and Conquer your winter wardrobe!  Tell me in the comments which is your favorite style of boots?

4 thoughts on “How to Select the Perfect Pair of Boots this Winter”

  1. Because I have a large foot (not fun) a tall boot does not work for me but an ankle boot or wide calf boot is perfect!! I love that ShoeBuy offers Shoe Circumference.. For a girl like me, that is exactly what I need!

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