By Anna Hilderman
Winter is on its way, and you’re dreaming of your favorite place to spend the holidays — as well as how you’ll keep warm. After stuffing your suitcase with knits and puffers, there’s little room left for shoes. You’ll need a boot that fits every activity from skiing to mingling, which is where the stylishly up-for-anything Joan NEXT boot comes in.
Our partners at SOREL have designed a luxurious leather-and-suede, all-weather shoe with microfleece on the inside and fur on the outside. The variety of colors means you can choose how to stay cozy and stylish, whether you’re up in the mountains or down in the city. To give you a hand, we’ve styled the Joan NEXT boot for four perfectly frosty locales.
Featuring the Mauve Joan NEXT Boot
Your perfect winter getaway might be New York City. (What’s more festive than a round of ice skating, a night at the theater, and some cocktails at a cozy, leather-laden haunt?) Stick to light hues in supple textures: a great woolly sweater with a leather statement skirt, finished with a pretty mauve boot (exclusive to Nordstrom). The Joan’s got just enough of a platform to give you some lift, and if a snow flurry hits while you’re strolling the shops on Fifth, even better.
Featuring the Curry Joan NEXT Boot
To channel that European glamour after a day carving through the Alps, find a look that’s ready for the city (think: well tailored, has a bit of fur, and makes you forget the chill in the air). Zermatt is the urban-chic setting for the streamlined black-on-black of a Hollywood starlet, but pull on a brightly hued hat and shoe to liven it up for cocktails. We choose Curry, a gorgeously warm hue that heats up any après-ski look downtown.
Featuring the Dove Joan NEXT Boot
Dressing for dinner at a luxe ski lodge means your style should be sharp, even if your route to the restaurant winds you uphill past the city's busy storefronts and icy sidewalks. Ditch your daytime ski jacket for a plush patterned coat and dark structured denim for a look that’s relaxed yet refined — the ultimate city-to-snowscape style. Take a cue from the wintry city around you and tug on the Joan in Dove, a Zappos-exclusive soft icy gray with a sole designed to increase traction on the areas of the foot that receive more contact with Aspen’s cobblestones.
Featuring the Ancient Fossil JOAN NEXT Boot
A long winter’s walk makes an evening in with the family that much cozier. Find ultimate comfort in vintage-wash denim and a rich sweater as you trek across the countryside and roll a snowman or two. For a trip to the sheep-filled fields of Scotland, we’re thinking the creamy tones of a Fair Isle sweater (with real British wool, made in a family shop), shearling gloves, and the waterproof, extra-insulated Joan in Ancient Fossil.