How to Wear Hunter Boots in Winter


Hunter boots are a trendy, waterproof footwear option that look great even when it’s not raining. Hunter boots keep your feet dry from the snow or ice, though they may crack if exposed to sub-zero temperatures. Always wear thick socks to protect your feet, and layer your clothing to keep warm. Throw on a pair of jeans or joggers and a sweater or a flannel, and you can easily style your Hunter boots!

Part 1
Choosing Your Boots

Choosing Your Boots on How to Wear Hunter Boots in Winter

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Knee-high boots not only keep your feet dry but they also keep the bottoms of your pants from getting wet. These are the best options for winter footwear if you want to wear Hunter boots.[1] While you can also purchase ankle-length Hunter boots, these will not protect your feet from the rain or snow as well as knee-high boots.

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In the winter, it is best to avoid wearing light colored Hunter boots, like white or khaki. Instead, wear black, grey, navy, or military green. These tones look better when styling winter outfits.[2] This is especially a good idea if you are wearing business outfits for the office. Light colored boots tend to look dirty and messy with the slush or rain.

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If you’re wearing a striped sweater, polka-dotted cardigan, or plaid flannel shirt, it is best to avoid over-complicating your outfit. Go for a solid, dark colored boot rather than one with a pattern.[3] For instance, if you are wearing a red and black striped shirt, wear black Hunter boots.

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If you want to add some interest to your winter looks, go with a plaid, floral, striped, or abstract printed Hunter boot. These can add some color and texture to your monochrome or plain outfits.[4] For example, if you are wearing dark jeans and a solid-colored sweater, go with a bold floral print.

Part 2
Styling Your Boots

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Hunter boots look great with denim! To look stylish and put together, tuck your jeans into the boot, so the boot comes up to your knee. You can wear skinny jeans to minimize the amount of fabric around your ankles.[5] Try wearing light or colored denim with your Hunter boots for a contrasting shade. For example, you can wear white jeans with black boots.[6]

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If you want a stylish option for the office or for a night out, wear a pair of thick, fleece-lined tights and a knee-length skirt or dress. You’ll stay warm, dry, and look great.[7] For example, wear grey boots with black tights and a grey skirt for your next date night.

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While this may not make the most stylish combination, it is a great idea on very cold days when you want to stay as cozy as you can. Joggers easily fit into the Hunter boot and are more tailored than sweatpants.[8] If wearing sweatpants, you can tuck the leg into the boot as you put it on.

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Flannel shirts are a great winter option because they look great both casual and dressed up. Wear a flannel with slacks at the office or with jeans for a night out. You can also wear them with joggers for a comfy look. If your flannels have a dark shade in them, you can match the colors in your flannel to the color of your boots.[9] For example, if your flannel is blue, green, and brown, you can wear navy Hunter boots with it.

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When dressing for the winter, it is best to layer your clothing. A thick outer sweater will help keep you warm. You can choose from many sweater options, such as cardigans, turtlenecks, or cowl neck sweaters. All look great with Hunter boots.[10] If you want to wear patterned Hunter boots, go with a solid colored sweater. If you want to wear plain boots, you can wear a striped or checkered sweater.

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Put on a winter coat after you pick your tops as a last layer of defense. If you are wearing a professional outfit, choose a tailored coat for a finished look. If you want to keep as warm as possible, select a parka.[11] For a cohesive look, match the color of your boots to the color of your coat.

Part 3
Keeping Warm with Accessories

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Hunter boots are designed to be a rain boot, not necessarily a winter boot. They are made out of synthetic materials, and most varieties do not come with a lining. Because of this, they alone will not keep your feet warm. Hunter offers their “Wellington” sock, a long knitwear option that comes to the top of the boot. In addition, they have wool sock blends to keep your feet extra toasty.[12] You do not have to explicitly use Hunter socks. Any thermal, knit socks designed for winter weather will keep you warm. Your feet may still get cold even with socks. These boots are not designed to conserve heat.

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You can put on a thin ankle sock before putting on your thermal socks if you want another layer of protection. This helps keep your feet as warm as possible.[13]

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If your feet are cold, put on a hat! The body loses a lot of heat from the head, so if you put on a hat, you can better conserve your body heat. This is helpful when wearing Hunter boots, since your feet will be the first to freeze. Putting on a scarf and gloves helps redirect blood flow, which keeps you warm.[14] You can pick bright colored or patterned scarves and gloves for extra interest. For example, go with a black and red checkered scarf and red gloves. You can also match the color of your accessories to the color of your jacket.