We love our boots—whether they’re made for walking or not—especially come the bitter cold weather in Westchester. Here, local fashion pros bring us up-to-date on the biggest trends in our favorite footwear.
Sexy, high-heeled, over-the-knee boots and riding-inspired boots with zippers and snaps; pointy-toe, stiletto-type boots; and boots made of suede, snakeskin, or crocodile leather.”
—Shoe designer Gwen Frempong Boadu of Pound Ridge
“Short boots are so happening, like ones from Frye or imported from Italy, and the riding boots. And UGGs for the college girl.
—Anne Spallone, manager of Shoes ‘N’ More in Greenwich, CT, and Rye
“All heights are basically in, including over-the-knee boots, slender-fitting boots, and shorter booties that go well with skinny jeans. Riding boots are another big look.”
—Louisa McTurner, owner of Weezie D. in Bronxville
“Equestrian, motorcycle boots, and wedges continue to be big. High-heeled ankle booties are back as an alternative to pumps, and over-the-knee boots are trendy, too. Also, more designers—like Burberry, Jimmy Choo, and Marc Jacobs—are offering rain boots that mimic dress boots, a fun and affordable way to bring a little luxury into your wardrobe.”
—Kathy Kalafut, freelance stylist
“Motorcycle boots and any boot to the knee are in, but it’s more about some detail that gives the boot a little edge, like a buckle or other detailing.”
—Angela Guitard, owner of Angela’s in Rye
“‘Doc Marten’ combat boots—plus low booties, lots of buckles, and riding boots in browns and blacks.”
—Jody Adler, assistant manager of Lester’s in Rye
“Fashion boots in black and burgundy suede are practical enough that you can walk out of the office and go right into town or out to dinner.”
—Nicole Harris, assistant manager of Walin & Wolff in Rye