Next to bonfires and ice skating, wearing boots is definitely one of my favorite things about winter. There are lots of options — booties, Minnetonkas, Uggs (if you must) — but lately I’ve been lusting after tall, military-inspired lace-up boots. They can give edginess to an otherwise feminine outfit, and they can be worn with anything from dresses to skinny jeans. Plus, they have a built in safety feature — whose going to mess with a girl on the street who is wearing shoes made for punting predators?
Kick up your boots:
Clockwise from top left:
1. Military Boots, 8.15 August Fifteenth ($350)
2. Gingham Flannel Shirt, Forever 21 ($19.80)
3. Demi Boots, Sporto ($59)
4. Geo Tights, Wolford ( £32)
5. The Bard, LD Tuttle ($692)