White boots that will change your mind about what you wear.
When you shop for boots, bets are the first looks that come to mind are black. They’re neutral, go with everything, can be easily styled for morning, noon, and night, but we’re here to offer up an alternative: white boots.
Style Tip: white is new black
While white boots might at first feel daunting, consider them a brighter sister to your black favorites.
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You can shop stiletto heels, chunky lug soles, knee-highs, and ankle booties alike. A white boot allows you the opportunity to brighten up your every look without going for full blown color or pattern.
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Ahead, find all of our favorite white boots, along with tips on how to wear and style them, no matter the season.
Our Top Picks
Best White Snow Boots
You know and love your early-aughts pull-on boots and now they come in white. While they need to be weather-treated so that they don’t stain (all Ugg colors do, not just white!), they’re a great cozy option for the cold weather.
Pull them on to head to a yoga or Pilates class, wearing them with your favorite leggings and puffer.
- Great pull-on-and-go
- Super warm and cozy
- Need to be weather treated
Best White Combat Boots
While you might think of black boots when you think of the combat boot style, they look just as great, if not better, in white.
These Rag & Bone white boots will take you through all 12 months, styled with midi skirts and dresses to amp up the edge factor a little bit more.
- All-weather style
- Can be worn all year-long
- Time consuming lace-up
Best White Snow Boots
Let’s be honest, no one does a snow boot quite like Moon Boot. You’ll love these for their knee high design and overall furry feel.
Slip into them with a pair of leggings and a wool sweater for all those après ski days.
- Super warm and weather-proof
- Added faux fur texture
- Bulky to pack for vacations
Best White Western Boots
Leave it to Isabel Marant to craft the perfect western booties that aren’t true cowboy boots, but bring with them enough of a vibe to master the style in your everyday life.
Style them as Isabel would, with a fun and flirty floral mini skirt and linen tee, topped with a colorful sweater vest on colder days.
- Low-height design
- Short heel
- Suede dirties easily and should be treated before wear
Best White Hiking Boots
Leave it to Tory Burch to craft a pair of hiking boots that check all the boxes of performance wear while also remaining stylish.
These white boots are fit for whatever activity you might throw at them this season, worn effortlessly with all of your hiking gear.
- Bright white goes with everything
- All-weather design is great for active days
- Shows dirt more easily than a black alternative
Best White Chelsea Boots
We love these white boots because they have the look of a tailored Chelsea boot, complete with a contrasting black elastic on either side, plus the added edgy factor of a platform sole.
Style these with a pair of ankle crop jeans that meet just at the top of the white bootie and a cozy oversized cashmere sweater for all day wear.
- Pull-on-and-go ease
- Chunky stylish platform sole
- More casual in feel
Best White Knee High Boots
If you’re looking for more of a statement-maker, shop these white knee high boots for all-season wear.
Like other high-shaft boots, we love wearing them with midi skirts that barely cover the top half, styled with a slim cashmere sweater and wool lady jacket on top.
- Wide stiletto heel for comfort
- Sturdy shaft that holds its shape
- High price tag
Best White Rain Boots
Are Hunter Boots ever not the best rain boots?
We love these classic British wellies in navy, black, green, and the like already, but they’ve entered the white boot family with their gloss finish, perfect to tuck a pair of skinny jeans into and top with a Barbour jacket for those wet days, all year long.
- All-weather friendly
- Glossy finish is easy to clean
- Bulky for travel
Best Sock Boots
For more dressed-up occasions, you’ll love a sock boots that stretches and hugs your ankle.
These pointed-toe stilettos are perfect for all of your after hours parties, whether you style them with a cocktail dress or silk skirt; taking them to drinks, dinners, and parties with ease.
- Pull-on-and-go style
- Dressed-up pointed-toe stiletto silhouette
- Eventually the elastic will stretch
Best Block Heel Boots
A block heel boots is a great wardrobe staple, no matter what color you shop.
You’ll love these Balenciaga booties for their bright go-with-anything tone and an effortlessly classic silhouette that you can style with off-duty denim and midi dresses too.
- Comfortable block heel
- Classic design makes them easy to wear to more dressed-up occasions
- Definitely a splurge
Best Chunky Heel Boots
While you might not go for a hike in these Sorel boots, as you would their true active all-weather styles, they’re a great alternative when you’re pounding the pavement in the concrete jungle you call home.
Slip into these white boots with a midi dress that you want to dress up a bit and you will have mastered that effortless cool-girl style.
- All-weather design
- Comfortable chunky heel
- Contrast sole might not work for every look
Best White Ankle Boots
These Loro Piana white ankle booties are a splurge, to be sure, but they give off that super luxe vibe every good snow bunny is after.
They’re great for that après ski look, with your long underwear and retro zip-up on top.
- Super soft and warm
- Easy streamlined bootie design
- High price tag
Best White Winter Boots
We love these white boots because they boast a shearling detail without being fully lined.
While a shearling lining is great for those arctic cold temperatures, sometimes you want a winter bootie for those parts of the country that aren’t incredibly frigid.
Wear these chunky Chelsea booties with off-duty favorites like khakis and jeans, topped with a layered tee, sweater, leather jacket, and the like.
- Not overly hot
- Contrasting black-and-white look
- Shearling can get dirty
Best Sneaker Boots
They’re part sneakers, part booties, taking Converse’s classic high-top design and turning them into a more elevated leather style, complete with a chunky platform lug sole.
You’ll love these white boots as a sneaker alternative with your jeans and T-shirt look, both in the dead of winter and height of summer.
- Smooth leather exterior
- Edgy platform lug sole
- Heavy design
Pro Tip 😎
Choose your white boots (or, rather the occasion of wear) carefully, as many dirty more quickly than their black counterparts.
Treat the suede and clean the leather, however, and you’ll be ready to go.
Switch up your boot game this season with a pair of white boots instead of black. It’s a fresh take on the go-with-anything favorite.
Are white boots still in style?
White boots are in style as long as the boot itself is in style. If you’re shopping for a silhouette you love and wear, there’s no harm in going white instead of the alternative hue.
What do you wear with white boots?
White boots, though a neutral, will always make more of a statement than black, and often more of a statement than some colors.
You can style them with jeans and dresses, depending on the silhouette, but know that they’ll immediately attract the eye of everyone you pass.
What is the rule for white shoes?
There is no seasonal rule for wearing white boots. Go shearling in the winter and leather in the summer…shop for white boots the same way you would alternative colors.
That said, the one rule we would impart before shopping for white boots is to treat them and clean them properly to ensure that they don’t dirty immediately.
Why do people wear white boots?
White boots are a great pop of something bright without going for a color.
If you want a pair of kicks that will turn heads without going for a whimsical pattern or color that might feel limiting, shop for a pair of white boots this season and wear them all year long.
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