Even though spring is in full bloom here in Texas, other parts of the country are still in the midst of winter. I will be heading up north very soon, and it will be quite a shock to go from temps in the mid 70s to freezing winds and possible snow. Accordingly, I have been thinking very carefully about my outfits. Nothing (IMO) is as comforting or cozy in the cold as a good pair of knee-high boots. However, you have to be careful when purchasing boots for business travel. Here are the things I keep in mind when shopping for boots that have to work for both the business part AND the travel part:
Comfort. As always, the boots have to be comfortable. I always look for flat boots (of course), but if you have some comfortable heeled boots that can take the airport hiking, that works too.
Simplicity. Simpler boots seem more appropriate for work attire in general, to me. By simple I mean not a ton of extra buckles, zippers, or bulk. Boots like these adorable Sorels are great for weekends though!
Easy to put on/take off. I have seen many a pair of gorgeous, work appropriate lace-up boots in my day. But as with all shoes, when you wear boots to the airport they need to be quick and easy to slip on and off. Boots with no closings (like the Journee pair below) or with just a zipper make zipping through security a breeze.
Right now is a great time to find deals on boots since stores are clearing out their inventory in anticipation for spring. Here are some fabulous pairs I found that would be great for business travel:
These gorgeous Journee Collection microsuede boots come in four colors, have a wider calf circumference, and are very affordable. Of course, they are not ideal for ice or snow. But for cold without precipitations, they are a great options! (I have a very similar pair from a few years ago in a wine color, and I wear them all. the. time.)
I love, LOVE these simple, beautiful Nicole Maverick riding boots. The stitching along the side keeps them interesting, and the 1 ¾ heel makes them a little dressier. They would look great with dresses or under pants.
These La Canadienne Passion boots are lovely and classic, and would work well for inclement weather.
Readers, do you travel in boots for business travel? What is your favorite pair?
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