My Style Is Simple, and These Are My Favorite Winter Boot Trends

Looking for a winter boot that feels on-trend but not too trendy? You’re in the right place! As I’ve said many, many times before, simple style doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, it can be quite cool, just not too cool—an elusive comfort zone in which I feel most like myself—as long as you stick to elevated basics and trends that don’t feel overly flashy or out there. Luckily, there are a lot of them, even when you look at something as granular as winter boots.

On that note, from chunky soles to embossing, there are five major winter boot trends that I’m 100% behind this year, all of which feel very much in line with my own style. In fact, I wear several of them regularly. To see what they all are and, of course, shop my top picks for each along the way, just keep scrolling.

1. Zip-Front 

This micro-trend has been on my radar for a couple of months now, and I love the subtle edge a zipper adds to a pair. 

2. Knee-High

Knee boots are back and are truly the perfect boot trend for anyone with classic style. 

3. Square-Toe

Square-shaped toes are the subtle way to make any shoe feel more forward right now, especially boots. 

4. Chunky Soles

As a new-to-NYC girl, I love a fashionable and functional trend, and chunky-soled boots are just that. 

5. Embossed 

The expensive-looking detail is still very much in for winter, and I'm all about it.