>> The weatherman is predicting more rain, sleet, and snow, which probably means New York Fashion Week, starting next week, is sure to be one big slushy fest. Don't fret, we picked out 21 pairs of shoes that are sure to leave you looking simultaneously fresh and functional. Svelte Sorel boots for the snowiest of days, slip-free wedge booties from Maison Martin Margiela, rad sneakers from Isabel Marant . . . and more below.
>> Inclement Winter weather can throw you a real fastball, so stay on top of your game with our six snazzy picks for every situation: rain wellies from Hunter, shearling lined from Be & D when you're feeling the need to be extra cozy, See by Chloe wedge sneakers for those sporty weekend days, plus three more cold weather options for you to add to your wish list!
1. Lug Sole: Lauren by Ralph Lauren Fareeda Booties ($104, originally $149), 2. Snow Boots: Sorel Tivoli Boots ($100). 3. Sporty: See by Chloe Wedge Sneakers ($345), 4. Rain Boots: Hunter Brixton Rubber Rain Boots ($150), 5. Over-the-Knee: Dolce Vita Over-the-Knee Flat Riding Boot ($225, originally $300), 6. Shearling: Be & D Carlisle Suede Lace Up Booties ($333, originally $475)
>> 'Tis the season for rain, sleet, and snow — depending on where you live — so it's best to be prepared for the inclement weather. We suggest you stay as low to the ground as possible, and replace those delicate textiles for some rain-reflecting rubber. Also to note: the sturdier the sole, the sturdier the grip. The slideshow for 15 amazing options from the likes of Sorel, Hunter, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Tretorn.
With the Winter season upon us, it's time for boot shopping. Sorel wants to make it easy for you by giving away FOUR pairs of Cate the Great boots in its ShopStyle Lookbook Challenge! Entering is easy . . . simply click here to get to the contest page and join the group. Then design your look(s) around a pair of Sorel boots using ShopStyle. Once your look is complete, be sure to share it with the Sorel Lookbook Challenge. Just like that, you have been entered for a chance to win! The challenge ends on Nov. 30 so be sure to get your looks in before then. Good luck!
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Face the elements in style with fresh looks from Sorel. Whether you are on the go, hitting up the party scene, or covet an edgier downtown vibe; Sorel has boots that will inspire a great look. Check them out for yourself in this FAB TV City Style Guide, dedicated to showing you how to pull off three great Fall looks that keep you comfortable and chic no matter where your day takes you.
I'm ready to go. Unfortunately, a powerful lady called Mother Nature is hanging up my New York Fashion Week. Flights are delayed, shows postponed, due to a big Winter storm happening right now. But I'm all packed! I'm based out of San Francisco and therefore travel to NYC every Fashion Week. Packing has always been a challenge. Isn't it the worst when you really want to wear something on a trip and you didn't bring it? That used to happen to me all the time at Fashion Week — and when what you wear is imperative to making an impression, it blows. I also used to bring too much. For some reason I didn't feel like I could wear something twice . . . Reality check: I've got tons of great clothes, laundry is possible, and no one is really looking at me; it's all about who's in the front row. Plus, I like to be comfortable and am constantly in motion. I went from bringing three pairs of heels to one — strictly for parties. These days, February Fashion Week is all about vintage coats, cashmere, black, blue, cool layers, sequins and embroidery, exotic prints, flirty skirts, flats boots, favorite jewelry, and fresh hats. One large suitcase and one small, which carries my outerwear and trusty laptop. Want to see exactly what I packed?
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Six years I lived in New York City and never found the perfect city-chic Winter boot. A boot that could brave the elements (slush, rain, sludge, funk) and look cute. There are more options now than ever before. I still require a pair — for skiing in the Sierras — and I'm having a hard time deciding. There's furry, suede, rubberized, sporty, fringed, laced up, something for every snow bunny. These Tory Burch Rabbit Fur Trim Duck Boot ($176) are pretty perfect; urban, fuzzy, army green, Aspen-ready. Sorels, a classic, have similar lace-up styles, and UGGS even come in magenta for the bright-eyed babe. Stomp through for 15 storm-ready options . . .
After a hard—and in our case, most likely life threatening—run down the mountain, it is always a joy to wrap up in winter's coziest separates and hit the lodge for a well-deserved après ski hot toddy. Stirrup leggings and serious snow boots are necessary to fight off the chill, while Proenza Schouler's chunky pullover and Matthew Williamson's wrap scarf just make us really happy.