Choosing boots to suit our Canadian Winters often means choosing practicality and function over fashion. Traditionally, functional footwear is UGLY! There is nothing flattering about a big, clunky boot that you choose to wear, simply in an effort to keep your feet warm and dry.
Alas, I have scouted options that are not only practical for wearing to take care of all your mommy business throughout the winter; they are also fashionable as well. Rejoice dear ladies!
Uggs- We are familiar with the traditional style of Uggs, and let’s be honest, they are not attractive in the least. Truth be told, I hate the look of Uggs. I get that they are comfortable and warm, but so are your slippers. Would you wear them out of the house?! A pair of Uggs I can get behind are the Adirondacks. They are waterproof, cozy and fairly streamlined for a winter weather appropriate boot. They are the perfect style for playing outside with the kids.
Sorel- this is another, practical style I like. Sorel’s combine a waterproof bottom with luxurious fur lining. They have a ton of styles; I like the quilted “Chanel-esque” look of the “Tofino” boot. They even have a wedge style with a sturdy tread (who hasn’t wiped out on a patch of ice?).
This style of boot pairs well over denim or leggings, never with dresses or skirts.
Hush Puppies- These boots offer not only waterproof warmth, they are also streamlined. Hush Puppies styles are practical for day-to-day wear, yet fashionable enough to throw on with a skirt or dress.
Blondo- another great company that offers style and function is Blondo. Blondo offers boots that are waterproof and incorporate wool lining but more importantly, they are chic and polished!