This boot is perfect for ever day wear because it looks good with everything! It also comes in lots of various lengths and colors. My favorite is one from Enzo Angiolini because it has everything I want in it including side buckles, zipper along the other side, riding boot detail on the top and bottom, along with half lacing on the bottom.
|Enzo Angiolini $100|
|Minnetonka Moccasin $60|
I think short boots are nice if you are going for more of an edgier feel. I'm wouldn't say that mine are very edgy at all, but they do have that "outside of your comfort zone" kind of feel. I don't know the brand of these, but I'm sure there are some similar ones out there. Mine just having lacing all the way up in the front.
When it comes to wanting warmth in you boots, I would highly recommend investing in some good quality ones. My all time favorites are from UGG Australia. They are expensive, but you can have them for a long time. My favorite style is the tall boots, because you can wear them tall, or fold them over. They aren't the best boots for snow, so I personally wear a short pair when I'm trekking through snow. If you do invest, they will last you a LONG time! I have had my short pair for four years now, and they are still going strong!
|Ugg Australia Tall in Gray $175|