MIA'S UGG-FREE BOOT GUIDE:
Boot #1 Hunter Boots <3
Hunters can be a great alternative to uggs, but it depends on the color you choose. I love my bright pink wellies, but they're not so good to replace uggs altogether. If you are looking for replacements I recommend black, navy, or the original dark green (shown right.) There are also patterned Hunters. I know Christian Siriano (yes, my jesus,) made alligator skin wellies, that I believe came in black and silver. I also highly recommend the socks! At least for winters in Chicago! Because otherwise your toes will freeze. But other than that they're awesome!
Boot #2 Uggs that don't look like Uggs!
Yes, technically these are uggs. But are they, or are they not, cute?
Well I think they are, so.... These Smithfield Boots, are a little more expensive then regular uggs ($250) but they are cuter... Anyway, they are as warm as uggs, and have a better sole. Therefore they're great for walking wherever they take you. They actually look like riding boots, which if you're an avid reader of my blog, you would know that anything equestrian is very now.
Boot #3 La Canadienne's
Guess what? These boots are water proof! I know! Can you believe it!? Unfortunately, they aren't cheap. ($394.95) But you can find them at your local Nordstrom's or at nordtroms.com. Under La Canadienne's Charlize Boots.They have an antibacterial lining so no moldy boots! Plus they have a little heel for those like me who need the extra height (: They'll look great with basically anything because
of the goes-with-everything color. Again, it has the equestrian feel, which I <3!!!
Boot # 4 Juicy Couture
So for my fourth non-ugg boot I chose the 'Everest'
boot from Juicy Couture. (Available at Juicy and
Nordstroms.) Again, it is a little bit expensive ($169.95) But the great part about it is it's made of nylon, on the outside, so you can walk right through the snow and they'll be fine. They do have a 3 inch wedge,
but of course I don't mind the help (; Another thing I love about this particular boot is the side zipper. It's way easier to tuck in your jeans! They call the color olive, but I think it's more brown then green.
Boot #5 Tory Burch
I hope this Ugg-free boot guide helped, even with the high prices! I'll keep scouting for lower prices, and keep you updated! I'll talk to you later because I STILL haven't finished my Top Trends for 2011! So I will be back!