Your niece’s __Ugg__s, these are not. The Australian company has added smooth leather, sleek back zippers and sturdy stacked heels to their slouchy best-seller. But fear not: There’s still plenty of that cozy sheepskin on the inside. $299, nordstrom.com.
When the fluffy white stuff melts into filthy sludge and foot-deep puddles (any city dweller can relate), you’ll need MoovBoot’s rubber kicks ASAP. Lined with sheepskin, they’re warmer than those other Wellies. $113 for midcalf length; $133 for tall, moovboot.com.
With their flat rubber soles, these chic suede boots are perfect for icy sidewalks. And yes dear, they are Chanel, so stay clear of said sludge, lest the pristine white turn an unfortunate shade of gray. $720, at select Chanel boutiques, 800.550.0005.
On the decidedly less extravagant side are Nine West’s suede and faux fur boots. Worn to the office or a party, with a dress or with jeans (over or under them), they are the epitome of versatility. $129, ninewest.com.
Call it lumberjack chic. Timberland’s 14-inch leather boot not only looks crazy-cool (several fashion editors we know have already placed orders) but it’s also waterproof, with a moisture-wicking lining to keep tootsies dry. For an extra $30, the firm will monogram the tongue and and heel to your liking. $150, Timberland.com.
Burberry revisits the Seventies with this retro moon boot, bedecked in the house's signature check pattern and gussied up with disco-ball silver patent trim. $350, neimanmarcus.com.
Bored of the ubiquitous shearling boot? Cole Haan’s version is sleeker, but just as toasty. $250, at Cole Haan stores, 800.201.8001; colehaan.com.
If price is no object... not only is this kick by Jimmy Choo one of the chicest biker boots we’ve seen of late, but it’s also lined with plush rabbit fur. We are in love. $1,050, Jimmy Choo boutiques, jimmychoo.com.
For those who can’t live without their heels, MICHAEL Michael Kors has come to the rescue. These suede booties are one part practical (nubby rubber soles), one part Carrie Bradshaw (way-tall stacked heel). $179, shoes.com.