Goodwill Gem: Cozy Winter-Ready Boots

Time marches on – and so does a great pair of winter boots! Our correspondent Lauren is going places this New Year, and to help her handle the journey, she headed right to her local store afor this week’s Goodwill Gem: Cozy Winter-Ready Boots.

Easy to wear and easy to love, a cozy, comfy pair of boots like this black suede pair with its darling little wedge will soon become your favorite go-to winter shoe.
Easy to wear and easy to love, a cozy, comfy pair of boots like this black suede pair with its darling little wedge will soon become your favorite go-to winter shoe.

Boots are a winter staple. Every woman knows this, especially every woman living in the big city. But no matter what year it is or what part of the country you’re in, a pair of boots like these – found this week at my neighborhood Goodwill store – are the perfect fit.

The soft black suede is flexible and easy to wear with a variety of fabrics, colors, and styles of clothing, and the warm furry top adds a bit of feminine flair, as well as coziness. The little wedge heel gives a bit of height and an even girlier touch – plus it keeps your foot elevated from sidewalk slush to come. It also makes these pretty casual booties feel a teeny, tiny bit dressier than they otherwise would. A pair of boots like this one will not only keep out the cold winter winds, it will also instantly become a favorite for every day.

So what to wear them with? Nearly anything! These soft, fluffy-topped black boots are guaranteed to look absolutely adorable with almost any casual outfit you can pull together.

Though they’d look great with stretchy leggings, classic blue jeans, or some brightly colored denim, I especially like these boots with a short skirt or dress – the perfect kind of piece for showing off both your fabulous legs and the fantastic booties you’ve dressed them up in.

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Rock these casual-chic boots with a classic wool skirt of cozy knit sweater dress and your most loved bright, textured or patterned tights for foolproof any day style.

Here, I’ve partnered these spectacularly soft and snug boots with a neutral (but still cute and stylish) ensemble to really let the brilliant black suede stand out. Creamy knit tights and a jersey blouse of the same color anchor this outfit, but the main piece is a sweet wool jumper in a soft taupe pattern with bright pink and blue running through it. The hint of color picks up this ensemble and keeps it from seeming too boring or mundane and adding the furry footwear really kicks the whole outfit up a notch and brings this whole cute but casual look together.

What boots are taking you places this New Year? Come share your pics on our Facebook page or send @GoodwillNyNj a tweet. GoodwillNyNj & I love seeing your style. Keep us posted and Happy 2013!

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