The 11 Pairs of Boots Every Woman Needs

Come winter, boots are a wardrobe essential. We’re talking more essential than your beloved wool coat or – dare we say – an oat milk latte on a cold morning. Whether it’s a trip to the corner bodega or a night out with the ladies, boots are the one shoe you can’t live without. That’s why we’re rounding up 11 pairs every woman needs in her arsenal. 

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The OTK Boot

Paired with a short dress or skinny jeans, OTK boots have the power to pull any look together thanks to their clean silhouette. Talk about flattering. And the best part? They keep your legs extra warm. 

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The Western Boot

Saddle up, because this cowboy-inspired silhouette is officially in. Just look at the New York Fashion Week runway recaps and you’ll see why. Casual yet elevated, this boot adds character to your look. 

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The Pointed-Toe Boot

Oh, the places a pair of classic booties will take you. Essential for a fall night out, this versatile shoe looks chic with virtually any outfit. Invest in a pair that is both elevated and comfortable so you can dance till dawn (blister-free).

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The Combat Boot

The second you lace up a pair of these babies you’ll feel like a total badass. Set off the edgy style with a more feminine outfit and you’ll be ready to take on anything life throws you – from a rock concert to brunch with your besties.

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The Snake-Print Boot

Faux animal prints are the new neutral, and that’s a fact. When you’re not wearing your leopard-print skirt (because, let’s face it – that’s too much), zip up a pair of snake-print boots for added texture. 

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The Kitten-Heel Boot

Found: A shoe you can actually commute to work in thanks to its low heel (sorry, sneakers). Paired with your go-to office dress and a tailored blazer, you’ll look like the boss babe that you are.

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The Winter Boot

UGGs – they’ve been a cold-weather essential for decades, and for good reason. Incredibly warm and fuzzy, these boots can withstand the coldest of temps. Wear with a pair of leggings, a baggy sweater, and a big parka, and you’re set for blizzard season.

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The Sock Boot

Okay, we know what you’re thinking… this shoe isn’t super versatile, but wow does it make a statement. This trendy style can be dressed up with a skirt or down with a pair of jeans. Either way, you’re guaranteed to turn heads.  

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The Lace-Up Boot

This style of boot reappeared on the fashion scene last season, and it’s still going strong. With vintage-inspired details, this modern interpretation can be paired with anything from leather to lace.

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The Rain Boot

Rubber wellies (as we like to call them) are true lifesavers on rainy days… and, let’s face it: Puddle jumping is fun. While they aren’t the chicest footwear on earth, you’ll always be thankful to have a pair front of closet.

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The Chelsea Boot

Meet your all-day-every-day boot – the Chelsea. Traditional and simple, this effortlessly stylish shoe looks chic with any and all outfits. Find yourself a pair you love and it’ll soon become your ride or die. Trust us.

By Claudia Williams, Staff Writer

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