Winter Trends: Booties!

Baby, it’s cold outside… but snap, sometimes I’m just not totally ready to admit it. Don’t get me wrong—I love winter fashion, especially boots. But sometimes it’s good to ease in to change (especially when it’s winter and it’s not going anywhere fast), so this December I’ve decided to embrace booties.

As much as I love  a full boot, sometimes I want to show off my legs and ankles. Enter the bootie: the best of all worlds, I love the bootie this winter because it looks good and keeps my toes toasty through rain, sleet, and snow. Here are my favorite picks for winter booties:

Tis’ the Season to Rock Winter Booties

For New Years or Christmas Eve


Back up your outfit with these black-and-bowed ankle booties. These are SUPER hot and yet still totally classy—and only $39.95. I have a hunch I’ll wear these until they collapse. Check them out here at H & M.


Go With Everything Casual

Michael Antonio Myron

These smoking-hot booties will last a lifetime. I love that they are subtly in color and style, yet with a vixen-esque heel to add some height and sass, these are the answer to everyone’s one-pair wonder for only $49.97.

Every Day


Suede, rubber, and gray—these can be worn anywhere, anytime, any place. Dress ’em up, wear them to work, or even pair with jeans on the weekend, these are my go-to booties ($54.98).

Wind, Rain, Snow Proof

Black winter booties with lug sole

Don’t let weather keep you inside!  Wear these en route to work or heck, to the bar for an after-work drink. Nobody will blame you, especially when they are only $59.95!

A Word on the Bootine

Remember a few years back, when Payless asked us the question, “What is a bootine?”  What, indeed? Are we just making up words here? We love Payless, and love the ankle boot trend making the rounds for fall just as much, but seriously – it’s an ankle boot, nothing more and nothing less.

Bootie, bootine…whatever you call it, just buy a pair and wear them with the season’s textured tights and pencil skirts – they’ll look great, no matter what you call them.



Sallie lives somewhere between the sun and the ocean in Santa Monica, CA. She fills her days with creativity, hard work, and deep thought. Sallie can be found eating, running, writing, and sharing about it all on her blog and newspaper column.

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