As we get older, it's time to learn that there is more to boot fashion than the (unfortunate) standard UGG boot. Yes, they're warm, cozy and convenient, but are they worth the snow/slush/mud stains and the lack of shape they provide to your body from the knee down? I'll let you make the decision yourself after you peruse a few of these boot-iful (HAD TO.) alternatives.
These gender neutral (men, take note. we're begging you.) babies are my favorite and I have a studded pair and a more traditional pair that I've literally worn into the ground and refuse to throw away. I think they look even better "distressed" with my holes, ripped leather, splattered paint and burn marks that I just cannot part with them. They are the easiest way possible to make your outfit a little edgier. They complete almost any outfit for nearly any occasion. I can't keep my hands off them! There's no reason to stick to black, either. Colors are your friends, people! Brown, sand, blush, garnet, etc.
No one quite does a thigh high boot like Stuart Weitzman. All of these can be worn for a night on the town with your friends, a date night or a day in the office over a pair of black skinnies. (however, I would suggest a 3 inch heel or lower for the office. don't get carried away!) These boots keep you warm, keep you feeling sexy and flatter you.
I wear my H&M black suede ankle booties all year long. I don't care if they're suede and a little on the winter side. They're perfect for dressing up any outfit, and at a heel height of 3inches, keep me from looking too dressed up. These are the ultimate date night booties and will make your legs look fabulous! Paired with skinnies or tights you can't go wrong. Black booties are a staple we all should have, but don't forget to step outside of your comfort zone and buy a bright color, too. (I'm obsessed with my cobalt blue Aldo booties.)