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Brush Up On Boots

Brush Up on Boots

Take steps toward fashion! We’ll help you update your look while staying true to your own unique style.

Winter has arrived. It’s time to drop your flip-flops and lace up your boots. We asked fashion expert Monica Barnett, president of Blueprint for Style, to assess the top boot trends of this season and to suggest ways to be in style for every occasion.

Winter Trends for This Season’s Footwear

Whether you crave fashion or comfort, Barnett helps us sort through the winter styles that will keep our feet warm and looking great this season. “A great boot should put a kick in your step,” Barnett tells us. “They should be comfortable and wearable, and make you more confident. The top boot trends this winter are boots, period. It’s about fabulous high heels, functionality and an alternative to black.”

Here are some boot styles to consider this winter.

• Short booties with skinny high heels

• Tall riding boots in suede and leather

• Lace-up boots—tall or short!

• Boots trimmed with fur

• Leopard-print booties

In terms of color, grays are a great alternative to the old reliable black. If you’re looking to add a mainstay to your boot collection, opt for a classic that is simple in its styling and cut. That means going for a basic color (black or camel), a wearable heel, and an almond-shaped toe that never goes out of style.

Which Winter Styles to Wear When

A boot tells us where you’re going and how you want to get there. Be sure to choose the right boot for the occasion.

• Work: Keep it simple with a tall, leather boot and a slimming dress.

• Holiday event: Go for a bootie with fur trim and opt for a monochromatic look, choosing a solid color dress. Don’t forget to moisturize with Suave® body lotion to keep legs smooth, shiny and hydrated during party dress season!

• Out on the town: Have fun and show a little shape by wearing a skirt or skinny jeans to highlight your boots.

And remember, winter’s sleet and snow can be harsh, so keep your boots cleaned, polished, conditioned and resoled (if necessary). After all, Barnett says, if you take care of your boots, they’ll take care of you!