Faux Fur Boot Cuffs
Chicago’s weather definitely 180 and is now full on Winter weather mode. So cold!! For some reason, during Winter, especially during really cold days, I think about faux fur. All I want to wear is faux fur! It’s so soft, cozy, and definitely keeps me warm! Plus, it looks very festive during the holiday season! One of my favorite faux fur style are faux fur boots! Its a great combination of cozy & chic. However, I do not have the disposable income to replace all my boots with faux fur boots. Luckily, Royal Scout and Co. came up with a solution. They carry an awesome line of faux fur boot cuffs and comes in 3 different colors. I am wearing the Grey Wold.
Basically, they’re portable boot cuffs. There’s a sock attached to the end of the cuff so that it can stay put with your boot also known as boot toppers The best part is that you are not limited to any boot styles. They can be worn with short, tall, or booties! I think they make an awesome stocking stuffer or a great gift for family and friends.
How To Use Faux Fur Boot Cuffs
Now that I have introduced my faux fur boot cuffs, I’ll be sharing styling tips and different ways to use the faux fur boot cuffs, how to store the boot cuffs when it is out of season, and how to choose the right color.
Use As Boot Toppers
This might be pretty obvious, but the boot cuffs should be use as boot toppers. Boot toppers are basically leg warmers without being a boot sock. So they are only worn above your boots. In my opinion, they add a little extra layer of warmth and a great way to add personality and style to your winter wardrobe.
Also, another great option is to get a pair of Winter boots that already have the faux fur boot topper attached to it. That way you don’t have to worry about purchasing a pair of boot cuffs!
Pair It With Ankle Boots
Usually I wear boot cuffs with tall boots such as knee high boots or over the knee boots. But they also look great with ankle boots (also known as booties). Again, it is another great way to switch up your look and add more personality to you winter outfit. I like to pair them with the more casual ankle boots. They give your outfit a more cozy feel and it is great way to create a casual holiday outfit! All you have to do is pair it with a chunky knit sweater. I have my eye on this black fur boot. The sherpa lining is exactly what I need this Winter!
Find One That Is Also A Boot Sock
If you want to add more warmth to your boot cuffs, I recommend getting one that is also an actual boot socks. Boot socks are great during extremely cold Winters. As you know, Chicago’s winter is extremely brutal sometimes and extra layers is a must. I personally love to get the extra long boot socks. That way I can they can either cover my knees (Am I the only one whose knees get super cold during Winter?!), or I can fold them over my boots. While this is not my everyday style, some people even use fur leg warmers.
Also, boot socks are great to pair with rain boots. Rain boots have any good insulation to them and this is a great way to keep your feet warm.
Choosing The Right Colors
So there is two ways we can go about this. It is either selecting the right boot color to match the boot cuffs or selecting the right boot cuff colors to match the boots. My biggest rule of thumb is always choose neutral and/or classic colors. You can never go wrong and can easily mix and match them.
For boot cuffs and boot socks, I love to pick the colors beige, brown, taupe, cream, and grey. These colors can go with almost any boot color. For my boot cuffs, the main colors are grey and as you can see they go with well with black boots. The grey black combo is such a safe and classic combination. My other personal favorite is favorite color is cream. No matter what color your boots are they will for sure pair well!
When it comes to choosing the right boot color, again I highly recommend a classic color. You can’t go wrong with black or brown. Something trendy tends to go out of style quickly and you want your boots to last you for years. Also, trendy boots are a lot harder to find the right boot cuffs to match with. You have to be very selective and sometimes the options are limited.
Storing The Boot Cuffs
Most Winter gear and Winter accessories are bulky and storing them properly is a must. If you live in a place where Winter exists then you know why. When you properly store and protect your Winter accessories, they can last a lot longer.
One of the things I recommend for your boots are boot covers. They are very affordable and eliminates future scruffs, scratches, and dust accumulation. This might actually sound silly, but I also love having extra boot covers around the house for guests to use. We usually ask people to take off their shoes when they enter our home. But sometimes boots are a pain to take off and on. So we politely ask them to put the boot covers their shoes.
When it comes to storing the boot cuffs, I like to use a reusable canvas bag. Again, an affordable option. The ones I mostly like to protect are the faux fur boot cuffs because I want to make sure the faux fur stay in tact.
If you are curious on what time of clothes look great with faux fur boot cuffs or boot cuffs in general, here are my recommendations.
Overall, it is a great way to “dress up” your outfit. As you can tell with this outfit, this a more dressy outfit and the faux fur cuffs add a Wintery feel to it.
I definitely think pairing tall boots, boot cuffs, and skirt is a great a combination. If wearing a skirt is not your thing, you can pair it with a dress.
I also recommend pairing your boot cuffs when wearing skinny jeans or leggings. In general, a fitted pair of pants looks better. It doesn’t look bulky and keeps everything looking tailored and chic. Even though I love to wear wide leg pants, I highly advise to avoid wearing them.
Rule Of Thumb
My rule of thumb when it comes to wearing and purchasing boot cuffs is to make sure they are functional. You want them to actually keep you warm. The last thing you want to do is buy a Winter accessory that really will not help you combat the cold temperature. It’s just not worth wearing it. The best Winter purchases is when they can combine functional and style all at once. Then you know you get the most out of your money.
Another thing to keep in mind is also pick neutral and classic colors. Trendy colors and patterns will most likely last only one season.
Hope this all helps!