3 Ways You Can Make Hiking Boots Work With Any Winter Outfit
How to Wear Hiking Boots at the Office
Polished pumps are a workweek given, but once winter rolls around, they just can’t hack it on your morning commute. Hiking boots won’t just kill it during those pre-office hours, but they’ll put an unexpected twist on your nine-to-five getup too. Pair them up with printed pants that sit perfectly above the ankle to show off your bold footwear and a lacy, high-neck top for a soft, feminine touch. To highlight your sartorial know-how, accessories should be eye-catching and modern, like a felt and leather-trimmed backpack, colorful, shimmery drop earrings and a swipe of dark berry lipstick.
Woolrich Yankee Work Boot ($325) + Zara Trousers With Zips ($40), & Other Stories Floral Lace Top ($125), J.Crew Campbell Blazer ($248), Sorrelli Swarovski Crystal Drop Earrings ($150), Zac Posen Eartha Leather-Trimmed Felt Backpack ($198), Forbidden Lipstick in Fortune Teller ($23)
How to Wear Hiking Boots on a Night Out
Let’s be real — strappy sandals and stilettos just aren’t going to fly when it’s cold and wet outside. Make your night-out look feel fit for the season by topping off a sequin-studded skirt with a turtleneck and subtle polka dot tights. Worn with those rugged kicks, they’ll be racking up style points left and right, because what else could make a winter essential look so fab? As a finishing touch, tack on a few marble-inspired baubles for an element of sophistication and a fuzzy faux fur coat that screams cozy-glam.
Woolrich Yankee Work Boot ($325) + & Other Stories Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater ($195), H&M Skirt With Sequined Embroidery ($40), Zara Swiss Dot Tights ($16), Topshop Faux Fur Contrast Collar Patterned Coat ($170), Whistles Howlite Ball Ring ($38), Noonday Collection Metallic Teardrop Earrings ($48), J.Crew Envelope Clutch ($128)
How to Wear Hiking Boots on the Weekend
Jeans and a sweater just feel *so right* with a pair of hiking boots, but skip the skinnies and cashmere pullover for something with a little more pizazz. A bright chunky knit will kick the winter blues to the curb, while boyfriend jeans are all about keepin’ it real — comfy, that is. Swap out your go-to layering tee for a floral blouse to add a note of polish to the off-the-clock ensemble and complete the look with a warm blanket scarf and roomy satchel bag.
Woolrich Yankee Work Boot ($325) + Rag & Bone Marilyn High-Rise Slim Boyfriend Jeans ($138), Topshop Premium Bright Shaggy Cardigan ($160), Warehouse Long Sleeve Wrap Front Blouse ($71), Seaworthy Lanata Necklace ($142), Kelsi Dagger Heritage Clutch ($98), Madewell Checkmate Scarf ($60)
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