Winter presents many sartorial dilemmas: Will your chunky knit fit under your tailored coat? Is one pair of tights enough to withstand the chill? How many layers can I wear without looking like Joey Tribbiani wearing all of Chandler Bing's clothes? The biggest quandary of them all, however, is which shoes to wear over the course of the next few months.
Of course, practicality is key, but that doesn't mean you have to scrimp on style. From the pair of boots that serves up form and function in equal measure to the flats you can don with tights as well as bare feet without the risk of frostbite, keep scrolling to discover the best shoes for winter. You can also shop the pairs we love.
Style Notes: Thanks to Prada, chunky-sole boots are proving all the rage this winter, which we're incredibly happy about. Not only will they help us navigate the slippery pavements with ease, but they'll also breathe a new lease of life into our party dress after the big night.
Rag & Bone Shawn Leather Boots (£385)
Zara Split-Suede Boots (£70)
ASOS Chelsea Boots With Track Sole (£55)
Style Notes: With a thick, walkable heel and high-cut front that will ensure they keep you toasty, stacked loafers will become a go-to for any woman unwilling to forgo heels in winter.
Marks and Spencer Flared Heel Loafers (£30)
Boden Carina Heeled Loafers (£110)
Tory Burch Jessa Heeled Loafers (£198)
HIGH-CUT BALLET PUMPS
Style Notes: Much like the aforementioned loafers, ballet pumps that come up high on the foot will afford you more coverage than many other flat shoe styles. Stick to wipe-clean leather (real or vegan—whatever your preference may be) and wear with either skirts and tights, or jeans and jazzy socks.
Office Fixture Square Toe Ballerina Pumps (£49)
& Other Stories Lace-Up Ballet Pumps (£75)
Marks and Spencer Leather Ballerinas (£35)
Style Notes: Knee-high boots have made a major comeback in 2019, and for that, we'll be forever thankful. Incredibly warm (especially with jeans tucked in), they'll look equally chic styled for the office or a night out.
Arket High-Heel Leather Boots (£250)
H&M Tall Boots (£40)
Charles & Keith Croc-Effect Knee Boots (£89)
Style Notes: If you still intend on wearing high heels over the festive period, Mary Jane shoes will prove to be the ultimate investment. Closed-toed pairs are the only ones we'll consider, while handy cross straps will ensure offer you more support than spindly heels, which are a no-go in the ice.
Miu Miu Crystal and Faux Pearl Mary Jane Shoes (£675)
Charles & Keith Mustard Check Mary Jane Heels (£46)
La Redoute Velvet Mary Jane Shoes (£20)
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