9 Practical Snow & Rain Boots That Are Actually Pretty Too (PHOTOS)

Brrr..it's cold outside! As if it isn't difficult enough to decide what to wear any old day of the week, it becomes nearly impossible once snow begins falling and temperatures dip into the 30s, 20s, or -- gasp -- teens and single digits! And while we still may be perfecting our ability to effectively layer without looking like Eskimos, one clothing item doesn't have to be such a headache AND can make your entire winter outfit: an amazing pair of snow/rain boots.

When it comes to boots, there are the good, the bad, and the extremely ugly (seriously, keep gladiator boots far away from me). We've selected some of the finest-looking boots that will also hold up in all kinds of treacherous weather conditions. Beauty + function = how can you go wrong? 

 

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  • Pajar Women's Laverne Boot

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    According to its manufacturers, these boots can withstand cold up to -74 degree Celsius -- pretty impressive! The Pajar Laverne boot is also the perfect combo of equestrian and cozy style with its cool belt buckles and leather and suede exterior ($198 at Amazon).

  • Nomad Puddles Chevron Rain Boots

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    If there's one pattern that can lift your spirits on a rainy or snowy day, it's chevron. These brown and coral Nomad Puddles boots add a much-needed pop of color when worn over brown leggings and your heaviest winter coat ($53 at qvc.com).

  • Kamik Brooklyn

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    Sporty types will love these sturdy, but feminine white Kamik Brooklyn booties. Play up the snow bunny look by pairing these with winter-white leggings. Added bonus: they are super-bulky and are made with 200g Thinsulate™ insulation ($90 at Zappos).

  • Snow Shower Stroll Boot

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    If you're searching for a warm boot to wear with textured tights and a sweater dress, look no further. The Snow Shower Stroll Boot is sturdy, versatile, comes in a great cognac-brown hue, AND is made from textured vegan faux leather ($39.99 at Modcloth).

  • Sperry Top-Sider Women's Pelican Tall Rain Boots

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    The perfect boot for the minimalist dresser -- the Sperry Top-Sider Women's Pelican Tall Rain Boots are relatively affordable, but look costly and classy. The goes-with-everything black hue and quilted print pair perfectly with everything from fitted blue jeans to black corduroy trousers ($80 at Macys.com). 

  • Sperry Top-Sider Everham

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    Another pick by Sperry, these Top-Sider Everham boots make the cut because of their cool country plaid pattern, adaptable navy tone, and great price ($69.99 at Zappos). 

  • Fox Fur Boots

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    As someone who generally stays far away from fur, it took a lot for me to add these Fox Fur Boots to the list -- but the unusual aqua color and asymmetrical fur pattern won me over ($116.36 at DHgate.com). 

  • Hunter Boots in Pillar Box Red

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    It's impossible to talk rain/snow boots and not include Hunter Boots, which are just classic. Worth every penny, these lipstick-bright red boots will stand the test of time and can take a beating in any rural or urban setting ($140 at Hunter Boot).

  • Chooka Classic Dot Rain Boot

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    Whimsical, fun, and affordable, these Chooka Classic Dot Rain Boots will keep you in a great mood throughout the darkest of storms ($39.99 at 6PM.com).

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