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All opinions are 100% honest & all items were hand-selected by me.
With temperatures dropping lower every day, it’s time to start prepping your wardrobe for winter with cold weather staples that will stand up against the elements. One mistake I made when we moved from NC to NY was buying cheaper winter gear for our family. There were already a lot of costs associated with our out-of-state move, so I was trying to do everything on a budget and save where I could. But I quickly learned that this was one area where it pays to spend more for quality essentials that will keep you warm & dry. Living somewhere that gets around 100 inches of snow each year, it’s crucial to have well-made boots for navigating through the icy, slushy conditions.
Kamik is an outdoor footwear brand that’s been around for decades & is focused on making sustainable & versatile styles for the whole family. I was thrilled to be introduced to them as we were needing to upgrade our winter boots for the coming season. I put this classic pair to the test during a day trip to Letchworth State Park (one of the most beautiful spots in upstate NY). We spend a lot of time outdoors as a family and hiking is one of our favorite activities to enjoy together. So, it’s essential for us all to have footwear with good traction that will hold up well.
We spent the day hiking on rugged muddy trails, through creek beds & up some pretty steep hills…and I didn’t slip once! Other outdoor boots I’ve tried in the past feel overly bulky and heavy, but these have a RubberHe shell that’s surprisingly lightweight (and waterproof!). They also have warm Thinsulate insulation that will keep your feet toasty all day long. A few of the reviews stated that these ran small, so I ordered two sizes, but I ended up keeping my usual size and found I still had enough room for a thick pair of socks.
What I’m wearing:
Similar Parka, Similar Sweater, Similar Jeans, c/o Kamik Evelyn
Another one of our favorite things to do on Saturday mornings in the fall (now that soccer season is over) is to go for a family walk along the Erie Canal. We usually head down after breakfast & grab coffee on the go – the kids love feeding the ducks, watching the boats go by & collecting rocks along the way. Even though it’s pretty chilly now, we like to bundle up and head out before the path gets too crowded – it’s so beautiful & peaceful first thing in the morning!
For those who may not need heavy duty boots (based on where you live), this style is the perfect option! They are still waterproof & insulated, but they have a lower shaft that makes them more wearable for every day. Many of you have mentioned that you don’t care for knee-high rain boots, so these would be a great alternative to slip on when you’re out running errands on a stormy day. I chose the black/gray combo so they would pair well with all of my winter neutrals, but they also come in tan & dark brown. And the best part is that they’re under $100, they come with a 1 year warranty, and, as with all Zappos products, shipping & returns are free!
What I’m wearing:
Similar Beanie, Similar Vest, Similar Turtleneck, Similar Jeans, c/o Kamik Evelyn 4
Perfect combos for a comfy and warm Fall days spent outdoors! 🙂
The Gold Lipstick says
Absolutely love it!!
Mireia from TGL
The other J says
Do you have any recommendations for indoor booties or something like that to stay warm. My feet are always cold and even woolen socks dont hold up well.
When you say indoor booties, do you mean slippers?
Amy Johnson says
These pictures are just stunning. I love these outfits because somehow you managed to make practical look so fashionable! These are the type of outfits I need for my Wisconsin country lifestyle. LOVE this post! Pinned both.
Style Domination says
Love the camel coloured boots and I have to say, you have the prettiest eyes!
Aww you are so sweet – thank you! xo
Samantha Tananbaum says
Love all of these outfits! You’re so good at creative layering, and always great to find out about a new brand.
Loving those boots for the cooler temps! They’re so practical and I love how you make them look so chic!
Kimberly Charming says
Love the outfit choices. And your pics are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!
Torey Noora says
I love both of these boots so much! I really want that classic color pair
Sarah Tripp says
Zappos always has the best selection!
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Amanda Mantone Linehan says
wow — thank you!!!!
They look fantastic for a long walk!
Carrie Hurd says
I love these pictures! I grew up in Corning and on the finger lakes and fall in upstate NY cannot be beat (although the mountains and aspen trees in CO are a very close second). These are great fall looks!
The Modern Savvy says
So in love with these looks and even as a Florida girl I’ve heard about this brand. Love how you styled both! And, the background is INSANE… wow!
Greta Hollar says
I literally just bought these black boots. So excited for them to come in!
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Love both these shoes and fall looks and the background is stunning!
Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com
These boots are so cute! Love how you styled both of them, they are perfect for Fall!
cute & little
Ruthie Ridley says
omg what STUNNING locations!! I love all of these looks!!
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The other J says
Thank you ! These are what I was talking about.
Anna English says
These photos are fall perfection! I love how you styled both pairs.
Ashley Zeal says
Zappos is THE best!
Steph Wolfred says
I think these boots are so cute! Love how you’ve styled both looks.
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amy loochtan says
oh my goodness, these trees are stunning!
Margret Rojas says
Love these boots and Zappos is the best!
Miss ALK says
This scenery is amazing!! I live in Vermont for work currently and our fall looked so similar to this.
I may have to get some Kamik boots when I go to Colorado in a few months. Quality definitely matters!
juliette og says
These fall outfits are so perfect! You look awesome.
Visions of Vogue says
what a wonderful post! and boots!
Love these pics. I wish we had a true fall!
April Serio says
I love how you styled the boots, so we’ll put together. It’s perfect.
Michelle @LeHoarder.com says
I just got your brown boots in black – so comfortable! And your pics are gorg!
Megan @ Lush to Blush says
This pictures are to die for!! The boots sound perfect for some outdoor winter fun!
I love how you styled these boots!
Look at all the fall foliage. Love how you styled the boots btw
Maggie à la Mode says
I’ve been needing some new hiking boots, so I’ll definitely check these out!
Annie Marie says
These pictures are stunning! When I lived in Rochester, Letchworth was my favorite this time of year!
Maria Muting says
These pictures are beautiful, fall is my favorite time of the year! Also LOVE your blog name, so cute!
Ashley McClellan Houston says
Oh my gosh these pictures are absolutely gorgeous
Anna Baun says
As always, I absolutely love how you styled both looks! I am going to need these boots! XO
Anna || A Lily Love Affair
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
Perfect fall looks lady! I always love your style!
Angelle Marix says
LOVING THESE PICS!! FALL HAS ARRIVED. THOSE BOOTS ARE BOTH SO FAB!
You look amazing girl! I wish fall looked like that here.
-xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com
I must get myself such a pair of boots for the winter xo toby
Audrey Stowe says
Those boots are awesome for fall/winter and I’m loving how you styled them!!!
Brittany Boone says
This looks so pretty and after seeing these boots I need to get some myself too!