9 months out of the year, I'm willing to put up with a little discomfort in the foot region in the name of style. 4" stilettos, wobbly platforms, you name it, I've danced all night in it. But come winter and snow on the ground, I start taking my footwear very, very seriously.
These boots by Patagonia are super cute and contain up to 20% recycled content. But mostly I chose to feature them because I trust that Patagonia made them warm enough and sturdy enough to keep my toes toasty while I'm trekking through icy Boston. There are probably cuter or greener boots out there, but if you get frostbite wearing them, what's the point?
I've found that flat winter boots look fantastic when paired with last season's organic skinny jeans, making them this winter's must have denim. A fair trade tunic sweater keeps drafts from sneaking in, while an organic wool coat plays with proportion and makes bulk (inevitable this time of year) look chic by emphasizing it with big buttons and a big collar. Top everything off with a rakish organic cap in a bright and cheery color, and you're ready to brave whatever winter might throw at you!
Edun Riga Funnel Neck Dress in Heather Grey $135 from $270, Good Society Straight Leg Jeans $100, Peligrosa Organic Boiled Wool Pea Coat $330, Patagonia Arnoux Boot $120, Stewart + Brown Peasant Cap $165.