tsg-winter-boots-embellish-Stuart-Weitzman-Booties-Embellish-Chatt1If we had to rank our favorite things about cold weather, somewhere among cozying up by a fire, the smell of freshly cut pine boughs, and the first sip of a decadent cup of hot chocolate, we would have to include the fabulous boots. The variety of styles available makes the search for the perfect pair virtually endless; from over-the-knee to ankle booties, cutouts (like the Stuart Weitzmans featured above in a Facebook post from Embellish in Chattanooga) to concealed wedges, there are enough options to easily warrant a second closet—even if you live somewhere that never sees snow.

tsg-winter-boots-arco-avenue-the-mix-navyWhile our days of bare legs might be numbered (or already behind us) this year, we love that Coclico’s “June” wedge, available from Arco Avenue in Jackson, Mississippi (top), can transition from mild fall days to cool winter nights. The “Fulham” wedge, available from The Mix in Omaha (above, left), is the perfect go-to shoe, classic and clean and able to be paired with anything, while the McCann Wedge bootie with scalloped edge detailing, available from Navy in Tampa Bay, is a sweetly feminine option.

tsg-winter-boot-beanie+cecil-ragandbonebootsCompletely classic but with just the slightest bit of edge, these Rag and Bone moto boots, available from Beanie + Cecil in Wilmington, North Carolina, are a chic wardrobe staple ready to take on any type of weather. To help us round out our 2014 picks, in addition to the above pairs, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite black boots from throughout the TSG network. Here are our picks:

tsg-7-essential-black-boots1. The “Kardale” Vince Camuto from Embellish in Chattanooga / 2. Loro Piana black boots from Cuffs Clothing Company in Cleveland / 3. “Nicola” black leather bootie from Elaine Turner in Houston / 4. DAV Coventry Suede Black Tall from Tully Rector in Hunt Country, Virginia / 5. Tory Burch “Grace” riding boot from Monkee’s of the Pines in Pinehurst, NC / 6. Jerri Boots from Bleu Jean Boutique in Hilton Head / 7. Frye “Melissa Button” from The Bootlegger in Jackson Hole, WY.