Look for Less: Practical + Warm Hiker Boot Finds

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Marc Fisher boots 5.5 (also here), Everlane waffle cashmere xxs (similar option in “heather mushroom” on sale – I take xs), stretch jeans 25 ankle, Rag & Bone fedora hat, Gucci belt 70cm (my review), ON belted coat xs petite, Goyard tote

I finally maneuvered my winter boots bin out of seasonal storage, and it felt a bit like Christmas being reunited with old gems I hadn’t seen in a while! The shearling hiker boot trend is still going strong from before, and as a busy mama I appreciate any trend that’s chic yet warm, practical and functional. The color I have in these Marc Fisher Izzie boots is old, but I love all the classic neutral ones currently available. See how else I’ve styled these boots here and here!

Shearling Hiker Boots Look for Less

I also wanted to share a few similar budget-friendly finds, some on major sale right now!

1. J.Crew Nordic Boots
Price: 45% off with code FAMILY – sale $109 (retail $198)
Sizes: 5 – 12

A J.Crew classic that comes back year after year. On sale, this is a VERY good price for genuine leather boots that are generously lined in a warm shearling, and I love that they come with 2 shoelace color options. Finally ordered these after contemplating them for a few years!

2. Marc Fisher Suede & Shearling Boots
Price: $149 (retail $249)
Sizes: 5 – 11. I usually go up half a size with MF boots especially if you plan on wearing thick socks.

For Marc Fisher fans, these are a great price for a real leather or suede style similar to their popular Izzie, but with a slightly lower shaft height.

Under $50 Budget Picks

1. Scoop faux shearling boots (black or chestnut brown)
Price: $48 with free next day delivery!
Sizes: 6 – 11

Adorable boot with great reviews and free expedited shipping. These are selling quickly in both colors!

2. Red Dress Vegan Faux Fur Boots (black or camel brown)
Price: $48
Sizes: 5.5 – 10

One of their best selling boots with great reviews!

3. Red Dress Vegan Shearling Boots (black)
Price: $48
Sizes: 5.5 – 10

Adorable faux suede and faux shearling boots, in a leg-elongating black color.

Marc Fisher winter hiker boots

As mentioned in past posts, these textured waffle cashmere sweaters are some of my ultimate cold weather staples. They’re back this season in an updated, more slouchy cut as pictured here, and the same beautiful, versatile taupe color (“heathered sand”) that I was obsessed with last year! Once the weather gets frigid in Boston, my go-to combo is a Uniqlo heattech thermal tee under one these cashmere sweaters, plus a winter coat layered on top. I can’t find any look-for-less options for this sweater in a waffle texture, but J.Crew has a very soft turtleneck sweater on sale in “heather mushroom” with a slightly slouchier, longer length similar to this one (I wear regular XS in the J.Crew one).

Affordable petite oversized wrap coat

ON coat xs petite (my review), MF boots 5.5 (also here), Everlane sweater xxs + jeans 25, Gucci belt 70cm

Rag & Bone taupe wool hat

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  1. Gorgeous! Love the boots!

    Posted 12.22.20 Reply
  2. Allie wrote:

    Where is your index finger ring from? I love it!

    Posted 11.17.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you, it’s an eternity band from Blue Nile, but any local jeweler could make a very similar one!

      Posted 12.9.20 Reply
  3. Danielle wrote:

    Jean- Have you tried on the J Crew Nordic boots? My actual foot size is 5.5. Would you recommend ordering size 5 or 6?
    Thank you!!

    Posted 11.15.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Sorry for the late reply, but I would go half size up to the 6 instead of down.

      Posted 12.9.20 Reply
  4. Jolene wrote:

    Would love to know your postpartum diet and how you keep up your milk supply 🙂

    Posted 11.14.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Jolene, just making sure to eat enough since breastfeeding requires more calories, and oatmeal and oat milk since many say those help with milk production (can’t say for sure though!)

      Posted 12.9.20 Reply
  5. Jill Zimon wrote:

    I’m a huge fan of the J Crew boot. Bought them in black a couple of years ago because I needed warm boots I could wear indoors and stand in for a long time (I work in a sit/stand configuration) and this year, when I saw the sale, I bought them in the brown and the cream. Absolutely love them. Comfortable & not heavy.

    Posted 11.14.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Great to hear. Thank you for sharing your review!

      Posted 12.9.20 Reply
  6. Valerie Aguis wrote:

    You look great, Jean! Love the look!

    Posted 11.14.20 Reply
  7. Jennifer wrote:

    You look amazing! Are you following any specific diet?

    Posted 11.14.20 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you so much, no specific diet just trying to eat nutritiously and get in the extra calories needed for breastfeeding!

      Posted 12.9.20 Reply

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