I've always been reluctant to buy practical winter things, like boots (or any boots that aren't black booties), but when you live somewhere that has actual seasons (like NYC), they're really a necessity. My ability to walk to work thanks to my apartment's close proximity--something I usually brag about--is no longer a convenience when the average temperature is in the teens (like it's been all week). Once your feet are frozen into a paralyzed state from wearing ballet flats, walking is pretty tough. Likewise, having numb fingers all day makes typing really tricky.
So, we've made it our mission to find some practical, winter-appropriate boots, scarves, hats and gloves that we would actually want to wear, and we did it! Click through for our finds and let's all await spring in style.