A chic showgoer posing outside of the Chanel runway show during Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris in a pair of Vetements sock boots that are gloriously appropriate for the holidays - Jan 24, 2017 A chic showgoer posing outside of the Chanel runway show during Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris in a pair of Vetements sock boots that are gloriously appropriate for the holidays - Jan 24, 2017

With wardrobe winterization, the emphasis is most often on outerwear. Which seems silly when you consider the astounding difference the right type of cozy footwear can make in your life when the chilly months hit! Fortunately, the trends are playing in our favor, this year. Below, find pointers and predictions for warding off frostbite as stylishly as possible.

Trend Report: Do the Sock Hop

As previously noted, sock boots are a major trend right now and anyone who has actually tried them understands why. Just how comfortable can shoes really get, you might ask? Here’s your answer.

Trend Report: Fur Sure

Perhaps the only trend that can one-up sock boots in terms of warmth? Fur accented shoes. Gucci’s über-popular loafers are the tip of the iceberg, here. Think cozy fuzz-lined Marni creations and heavy duty Simone Rocha items for those days when the wind is howling, the snow is flying, and you absolutely have to navigate the slick sidewalks.

Trend Update: White Out

Now that everyone has their own pair of celeb-approved white boots, it’s simply a matter of upgrading the Fall 2017 favorite for Winter 2018. Don’t worry, it won’t be difficult. Their palette already makes them ideal for the snowy season. Just pull them on and go! — jas