Decreasing temperatures and limited sunlight can make it easy to slip into the winter blues. Brighten the mood by embracing some of the chicest trends in winter boots. These styles will keep you fashionably prepared for any outing this season, whether you’re grabbing a bite to eat with your girls or primping for a night out with your special someone.

 

Fringe

Packing for your family’s annual Christmas trip can be stressful as you do your best to pack smart. Obviously, a five-day trip calls for five outfits and five pairs of shoes, right? This year, lighten the load by simply bringing a pair of fringe booties. This versatile style can be dressed down with jeans or elevated to casual sophistication when paired with a sweater dress and tights.

target fringe boots

Mossimo Supply Co. Tatyana Moccasin Boots, available at Target

 

Floral

Put some spring in your step as you tread across freshly fallen snow in a pair of floral boots. There’s something to be said for the person who dares intermingle the fashions of two very different seasons.  Add some new life to an all-black outfit by donning a pair of foliage-covered combat boots.

steve madden floral boots

 

Animal Print

Zebra, cheetah, leopard, any animal is fair game this winter. We’ve seen animal print on purses and tops; now the trend is making a name for itself in footwear. These edgy prints make for great statement pieces and work well for a romantic night out.

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Pop Color

As the weather turns gray, think beyond basic black or brown boots, and embrace color like you never have before. Jewel tones are a must-have this season and there is no shortage of boots available to foot the bill. Grab a pair of deep purple or beautiful burgundy boots to step out in style as you check off the items on your Christmas shopping list.

purple boots

 

Velvet

Leather and suede have made their marks in the shoe world – now it’s time for velvet to have the limelight. This texture offers a subtle embellishment that’s worth noticing. Going to a holiday party? Throw on some velvet booties with your cocktail dress to complete your ensemble.

velvet booties

Report Allex Bootie, available at DSW