Boots with the Fur

Casual Clothes · Casual Friday

I’m not really sure how it happened, but I’d made it until my late 20s before I had to buy snow boots. I mean, sure, I had them as a kid and I  had an emergency pair for shoveling or playing in the snow, but an actual pair that didn’t look like they came out of a bad 1990s film about ski school? Nope.

So several years ago I asked for and got the now-ubiquitous Sorel Joan of Arctic boots. And not to go totally hipster on you, but I definitely had these before it was cool.

Anyway, when I worked in a more traditionally corporate environment I would wear these to trudge to and from the train in the snow and then change into heels or flats when I got to the office. Now, though, it’s totally fine to wear them all day. So, I do. And here’s how:


Sweater – J. Crew Factory (similar) | Vest – Gap (similar) | Jeans – American Eagle Outfitters (same) | Scarf – H&M via Poshmark (similar


Sweater – H&M (similar) | Necklace – JF&A Show (similar) | Jeans – Loft (similar


Shirt – Gap (similar) | Sweater – The Limited (similar) | Necklace – clothing swap (similar) | Earrings – gift (similar) | Jeans – American Eagle Outfitters (same)


Vest – Nordstrom (similar) | Sweater – Loft via Goodwill (similar) | Jeans – Loft (same) | Necklace – Randolph Street Market (similar

4 replies on “Boots with the Fur

  1. Alyssa

    Matt bought a pair of Joan of Artics for me for Christmas. And even though they are very popular and that usually keeps me from buying something them, I really love these boots. They are very warm and pretty easy to walk in . Sometimes function trumps style, but these have both. I always bring another pair of shoes to work when I wear them but when the office is cold I just wear the boots all day.

  2. Anne

    I had a pair of Sorels several years ago too (hipster!!!), but they were a size too big so if I didn’t wear super thick socks, they caused blisters. Sadly, I parted with them a couple years back, but I really want to get a replacement. Assuming I’m going to continue living someplace where it snows regularly during the winter. Which I’m still unsure about. But that said, yes, they’re awesome boots!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      You know, mine are a tad too big, too, and they used to cause blisters. But I guess they finally got broken in (thank you extremely snowy Chicago winters of the past) because they don’t bother me anymore. I do feel a bit like I’m clumping around in them but I’ll take it if it keeps my feet warm and dry!

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