For the past few weeks there have been mutterings of a white Christmas, a subject which brings terror into the heart of every commuter. Sure, snow is great for about five minutes, but it's not so pretty when you're trudging through it on the way to the bus stop while being battered by hailstones.
If you haven't got yourself a killer pair of winter boots yet, now's the time to stock up. Here are a few of our top choices for footwear that'll keep you cosy AND stylish over the next couple of months.
1. The fur-lined boot
Warm socks + fur lining = the ultimate winter footwear combo. Not only will these tan leather lace-up boots keep you toasty, they are super-stylish too.
Cosy Lace Brown Boot, Office, €100
2. The biker boot
Strut your way through puddles and snow with these tough biker boots. They'll look great with pretty much everything in your winter wardrobe.
Cypria Boot, Aldo, €100
3. The welly
Wellies aren't just for kids and festivals – just look at this gorgeous ankle length pair for proof. So glam!
Ted Baker Lycran Chelsea Wellington, €82 from Office
4. The ankle boot
Ditch your basic black ankle boots and amp up your winter style with some on-trend prints. We love the gold hardware on this leopard print pair:
Leopard Chelsea Boot, River Island, €60
5. The mid-leg boot
No more freezing ankles! Combine functionality and style with a mid-leg boot like this classic suede pair from Aldo.
Anesa Boot, Aldo, €63
6. The snow boot
If the weather gets crazy, you'll be needing a pair of these!
Jack Wills Holwick Snow Boot, €80 from Asos
7. The chunky heel
Stiletto spike heels just aren't going to cut it in icy weather. Look for a chunky heel and add extra height with a platform sole. This snake print pair have great grip, too!
Suede Snake Print Boot, River Island, €65
8. The lace-up boot
Keep the cold out with these laced boots – the wool trim will ensure you stay extra cosy.
Dark Brown Knit Cuff Lace-up Biker Boots, New Look, €34.99