Goodbye Uggs, Hello Wellies

Snow may not be on your mind yet, but before you rush out and purchase winter boots, consider transforming your rain boots into snow boots! Uggs are bascially foot snuggies. After a long winter filled with snow and salt, Uggs are likely to leave your feet damp and boots themselves….gnarly. I suggest switching to a more fashionable option - Wellington boots. Red-carpet-appropriate, they are not. But despite their pedestrian appearance, Wellies descend from the aristocracy. Commissioned in 1817 by their namesake, the first Duke of Wellington, the early pairs were made of leather and worn in battle and at evening soirees. The invention of rubber changed everything, and by World War I the boots were more functional than fashion-forward. Now they are spotted on everyone! And to make them winter-friendly, Hunter recently came out with cozy fleece socks that add warmth and comfort to your rain boots. The look is less sloppy and a bit more sophisticated. A few things to keep in mind when sporting this look:

FIT: The small-ankle gals should avoid loose fitting boots - look for a style that's tapered near the foot. If you have wider calves, try ones with elastic trim or adjustable lacing along the top.

Ashley Olson

PROPORTION: Remember...the shorter the hemline, the taller the boot! Rock riding boots with  above-the-knee dresses/skirts or over skinny jeans and leggings. Ankle heights work best with calf-grazing skirts but also look fabulous over skinny jeans and leggings.


Great cropped option - love the red!

Kate Moss

ADD-ONs = WARMTH: Yes, keeping your tootsies dry is important but in order to also keep them warm, add a long, thick-textured sock. Allow your socks to peak above the top of the boot to add a little flair.


Adding socks for warmth