For the month of January we are going to aptly discuss winter footwear, so get ready to style your duck boots guys because that’s where we’re starting. Duck boots or Bean boots are quintessential winter footwear, especially if you live in a snowy region, or plan on traveling to snowy places for a weekend of skiing or snowboarding. Living in the PNW, I grew up with a lot of snow bunnies and buying the right footwear was part of their normal winter routine.
But even if you don’t live in a snowy place or spend time around snow, duck boots are made for keeping your feet warm and dry so they’re perfect even for just cold and frosty or rainy winters. Don’t let weather (or lack thereof) stop you from trying these puppies out, what was once used only for hunting is now a coveted piece of couture with a ton of playful and stylish variations. The classic duck boot comes in a number of color and pattern combinations, from the classic brown and tan combo, to blue and black, and some include faux fur or shearling. If you live in SoCal or South Beach you’ll obviously look a little odd marching down the strip in winter boots but I say if you live anywhere where temps drop into the 40s or lower, you need to get yourself a pair of duck boots.
It’s weird to think that we’re only a few weeks into winter, which means that the colder weather has only just begun. Sadness. But hey, we might as well dress cute for it. Enter the combo of faux fur topped Sorel boots and a down puffer coat. And remember, you may be bundled but you can still be colorful. Go for a bright sweater and accessories. In the inspiration photo she’s wearing blue and coral and we’re gone for turquoise and light pink. Play around with color here as the rest of your outfit is black and tan. Simple accessories with pops of color are the way to go, because even if you feel cold, you can still look hot.
This outfit is perfect for more temperate winter weather, although adding a few warmer layers like a long winter coat can instantly make this outfit snow ready. Otherwise this outfit is easy to recreate, focusing on varying neutral shades, a long cardigan, skinny jeans, fringe scarf, and classic style duck boots. Accessories are again simple, as winter weather usually focuses on bundling up, but dress up your nails, hands, and wrists. Like our model in the inspiration photo you want to look sleek yet comfortable and warm, this is the ideal outfit for a winter-stroll around town with some friends and a warm latte.