Nothing beats a tall black boot. And when you’ve found “the one,” you know it — your heart beats a little faster and your palms start to sweat. That’s your sign: get the boots.
Why is a sleek black boot so essential for getting through a dreary winter? We tend to hit snooze a couple more times as the temps drop, and a pair of black boots are the easiest (and laziest) way to pull a polished look together. Throw on a pair over skinny jeans or with skirts and dresses (don’t forget tights!). A great leather boot is worth investing in, too. The right pair will take you beyond the one-season cycle that fast fashion tends to imprison us in. But be warned, they’re no substitute for weatherproof boots!
From Frye‘s cowboy-inspired styles to Gucci‘s and Chinese Laundry‘s over-the-knee varieties, this slideshow has a little something for everyone. And if you need a little push: we totally think you deserve a pair.