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40 Trendy Boot Styles That Aren’t Mini UGGs

It’s officially time to break out your winter bootsor shop 40 new styles for the season. A statement boot has the power to completely transform and elevate any outfit. I’m looking at you, metallic cowgirl boots! 

Of course, UGGs are having their moment this winter, but let’s not forget the wide array of alternative styles on the market. While you patiently wait for your platform Ultra Minis to come back in stock, add these 40 trendy boots to your wishlist.

Looking for a stylish everyday pick? Opt for one of these classic chelsea boot styles. If you want to be the center of attention on your next night out, these platforms and knee-highs will become your new BFFs. For early morning treks to class, the cozy, shearling options below feel just like slippers. And, for my Insta icons, these epic moon boots will do the talking for themselves. 

The list below details funky cowgirl boots, knee-high statements, platforms, chelsea booties, iconic moon boot styles and comfy essentials. And, if you need a footwear option that will actually protect you from the snow, don’t fear. Snow boots made the cut too, and style and functionality are not mutually exclusive with these picks. Score the best of the season with HC’s top 40 trendy boot style. Good luck only adding a few to your cart! 

Moon boots

1. Women’s Cold Weather Puffer Moon Boots

Moon Boots are on the feet of every it-girl this winter ($185). These classic, tall black ones will become a staple in your wardrobe all season.

2. Karl Lagerfeld Women’s Pavan Lace-Up Cold-Weather Boots

Adding these Karl Lagerfeld Women’s Pavan Lace-Up Cold-Weather Boots to my cart as we speak ($102). These fun shoes are the perfect marriage between two major current winter trends: chunky moon boots and statement metallics.

3. Moon Boots Icon Low 2 Boots

The Barbiecore aesthetic isn’t over until we say it is. These hot pink Icon Low 2 Moon Boots deserve a spot in your closet ASAP ($175).

4. Icon Low Nylon mOON BootS 

A more neutral take on the moon boot trend, this Icon Low Nylon Boot from Revolve will pair perfectly with every style in your winter wardrobe ($175).

5. Women’s Cara Winter Boots – All in Motion

If you’re not sold on the moon boots trend, and you’re looking for an affordable option to test the waters, these Women’s Cara Winter Boots are for you ($35).

6. CALIA Women’s Moon Boots

These CALIA Women’s Moon Boots have a furry twist that will keep you warm and cozy as the temperatures drop this season ($100).

Cowgirl boots


Three words: statement western boots. These Rosewood Boots have a playful pattern that will add a unique pop to any ensemble ($89).

8. Madden girl Redford Western Boots

These Madden Girl Redford Western Boots are another perfect pick to partake in this season’s major metallic trend ($63). Plus, they’re pink — how can you resist?


For a more classic option, pick up these Hayward White Leather boots ($160). These will become a year-round must have in your wardrobe.

10. Noir Late Last Night Cowboy Boots

If all black is more your style, these Noir Late Last Night Cowboy Boots are calling your name ($62).

11. Oril Blue Metallic Pointed-Toe Knee-High Boots

The knee-high Oril Blue Metallic Pointed-Toe Boots are for the it-girl who wants to make a statement this winter ($58). Your New Year’s Eve outfit will not be complete without these shoes.

12. Jeffrey Campbell Dagget Western Boot

The Jeffrey Campbell Dagget Western Boot are a more neutral, classic pick for everyday wear ($270). You can’t go wrong with these!

Snow Boots

13. Women’s ThermoBall Lace Up Waterproof Boots

The Women’s ThermoBall Lace Up Waterproof Boots from The North Face are an elevated take on the snow boot ($135). They give a moon boot feel but with a warm, waterproof material that will keep you protected on walks through the snow.

14. Hunter Intrepid Short Snow Boots

Hunter rain boots are a fan favorite, and for good reason. This winter, try the Hunter Intrepid Short Snow Boots ($175). You will not be disappointed.

15. RYKA Women’s Senna 2 Cold Weather Boots

The Ryka Senna 2 Cold Weather Boots are available in a range of neutral colors to complete any look ($67). They are sleek and lightweight, unlike many other bulky snow boot options.

dsw sorel boots

16. SOREL Kinetic Conquest Boot

How cute is this SOREL Kinetic Conquest Boot ($100)? Its unique rubber sawtooth sole detailing differentiates this pick from others like it.

17. Women New Snow Ankle Boots

These Snow Ankle Boots will not only protect your toes from the cold, but they will also support your arches with their orthopedic qualities ($71).

Knee High Boots

18. Steve Madden Lizah Knee High Boot

The Steve Madden Lizah Boot is the quintessential black knee high ($100). Sleek and sophisticated, this shoe will surely elevate any look.

19. Chinese Laundry Mary Knee High Boot

On the hunt for the perfect brown knee high? This Chinese Laundry Mary Knee High Boot is for you ($139).

20. The Jessa Boots

The Jessa Boots add an edge to winter outfits with their faux patent leather material ($80).

21. Faux Leather Croc Knee High Pointed Boots

Faux Leather Croc Knee High Pointed Boots ($81)? It’s a yes from me.

22. Steve Madden FanaTik Burgundy Boots

These Steve Madden Fanatik Burgundy Boots are not only show stopping, but they were made in collaboration with TikTok style icon, Ken Eurich ($200).

23. Dolce Vita Women’s Corry H20 Lug-Platform Tall Knee-High Dress Boots

The Dolce Vita Corry H20 Lug-Platform Tall Knee-High Dress Boots give a stunning suede look with waterproof versatility ($168).

Platform boots

24. UO Anna Leather Platform Boot

Alix Earle has the UO Anna Leather Platform Boot so now I need the UO Anna Leather Platform Boot ($109).

25. Move On Up Faux Leather Platform Boots

Nights out will never be the same again with these Move On Up Faux Leather Platform Boots ($50).

26. 1460 Pascal Max Leather Platform Boots

Dr. Martens: to know them is to love them. These 1460 Pascal Max Leather Platform Boots are a unique platform style from a cult favorite brand ($132).


The Stillwater Platform Boots from Princess Polly are the colorful statement shoe you didn’t know you needed all your life, until now ($55).

28. Leeza Boots

The Altar’d State Leeza Boots can be dressed up or down, and will serve as the star of every outfit this winter ($80).

Chelsea boots


Did you really think there would only be one pair of Docs on this list? The Audrick Brando Leather Platform Chelsea Boots are a gorgeous burgundy shade with a thick chunky sole for winter weather forecasts ($120).

30. Madden Girl Pheobe Lug Sole Chelsea Booties

The Pheobe Lug Sole Chelsea Booties from Madden Girl are a chic, retro take on a chunky bootie ($57).

31. Sam Edelman Laguna Waterproof Lug Sole Chelsea Boot

The Sam Edelman Laguna Lug Sole Chelsea Boots scream elevated style ($170). Bonus points, they’re waterproof.

32. Wild pair Grayce Chelsea Lug Booties

These Grayce Chelsea Lug Booties are a classic chelsea style with a funky twist ($42). Their wavy sole detailing is just the right amount of fun.

33. Truffle Collection chunky chelsea boots

The Truffle Collection Chunky Chelsea Boots are truly the perfect little, black boot ($56).

34. Thundr H2O Boots Ivory Patent Stella

The adorable pink sole on these Thundr H2O Boots make them an immediate *add to cart* ($85).

Cozy boots

35. By Chloé Charlee Shearling Ankle Boots

The Charlee Shearling Ankle Boots are a cozy girl’s dream shoe ($395). It doesn’t get comfier than this.

36. Vanity Faux Fur Trim Waterproof Bootie

This Vanity Faux Fur Trim Waterproof Bootie will keep the warmth in, and the snowy weather out with its faux fur lining and waterproof material ($100).

37. South Beach padded borg snow boots in mocha

If Uggs had a edgier cousin, it would be these South Beach Padded Borg Snow Boots in mocha ($66). Yes, please!

38. Steve Madden MAV-M BONE Boots

These Mav-M-Bone boots from Steve Madden are probably the closest feeling you’ll find to walking on a cloud ($150).

39. Birgitte Winter Boots Universal Threads

These Birgitte Winter Boots are stylish, budget friendly pick that will keep you cozy all season long ($31).

40. Women’s Moboo Faux Shearling Cold Weather Boots

These Women’s Moboo Faux Shearling Cold Weather Boots have a thick sole for snowy morning coffee runs, and plush faux shearling lining to leave you feeling beyond cozy ($240).

Kyra covers all things trending in the fashion and beauty spaces. She served as the editor of the 2022 Her Campus College Beauty Awards, and previously worked as the editorial lead of College Fashionista.