Mom boots perfect for cold Chicago days

As much as we hate to admit it, snow will be flying in the Midwest soon. It’s time to throw out your old boots that are falling apart (we all have them) and upgrade to more sophisticated footwear. These boots will keep you walking in style through the cold and snowy Chicago weather.

Sperry Syren Waterproof Duck Boot

Good news: duck boots are now trendy and not just something your grandpa wears while hunting in the woods. This pair is basically made for taking Instagram photos in the snow. Besides being pretty darn cute, the keyword of this boot pick is waterproof. Rubber and faux leather shield your feet from the elements, while a layer of microfleece keeps your feet toasty warm. This pair is definitely an investment, but you’ll be grateful you spent the money come January when you’re trudging through slushy sidewalks.

Old Navy Sueded Side-Zip Ankle Boots

These hip ankle booties are truly the “wear everywhere” shoes. They come in three super neutral colors and basically go with everything in your wardrobe, from a sweater and jeans to office wear. The heel makes these boots a little dressier, so they also work well for date night. Most importantly, the shoes claim to have water and stain resistant technology, which is a must for every woman on the go, especially during the winter.

LC Lauren Conrad Greeting Women’s Tall Boots

These boots almost make me wish it could be cold outside year ‘round. Almost. Suede has such an upscale look, but this pair happens to be super affordable. And if you’re someone (like me) who constantly struggles to find knee-high boots that fit your calves, worry no more. These boots come in wide calf, up to size 10. This pair would be adorable paired with a dress and scarf at Thanksgiving.

Universal Thread Lei Sneakers Fashion Boots

With their faux-shearling lining, these boots are basically like wearing slippers in public, and that is 100 percent fine by me. This modern take on the Ugg obsession of the early 2000s gives the shoe more of a casual sneaker feel, making this the pair perfect for chasing after your kids. Practical plus cute plus comfy = winning combo for boots. And since they’re from Target, the low-price tag is also a huge plus.

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