The Shoe You Need For Winter

by Sienna Fantozzi

There's no beating around the bush — winter dressing can be pretty darn dull. It's too cold to function, the colors are more muted neutrals, and everyone's covering up fabulous outfits with coats. But things don't have to be that lackluster. There's one shoe you need this winter that will take your wardrobe from "blah" to bright and fun instantly. What is it? A a pom-pom-topped shoe. You may not be entirely sure that what is right now, but once you see them, you'll be hooked.

You want to be warm and cozy in the winter, right? Unfortunately, when you think fuzzy, you don't really think "sneaker" or "heels." Enter the pom pom shoe, which, if you go with a sneaker, is basically athleisure's answer to the Ugg boot. And it's so fabulous. It's pretty much exactly like it sounds — it's your standard sneaker/heel/flat, with giant, fluffy pom poms on top of the toe. Some are more basic blacks and grays, while others are a bit more colorful, like pink poms, to brighten up your cold-weather wear. They're the ultimate winter shoe because they've got all the cozy vibes, but are still trendy and add plenty of whimsy. Besides, if you're hiding a fierce outfit underneath a coat, the shoes will make plenty of statements.

I am so feeling the pink right now.

Look how much more fun coat life is when you've got some pom poms to look at.

Not sold? Allow Lena Dunham to convince you otherwise.

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If she says pom poms are cool, they're cool. Also, Maisie Williams loves them.

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Pom poms are the new bows.

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Just saying.

Now, get on it before winter ends! Here are a few of the cutest pom pom shoes to shop to get you started.

Here / Now Pom Pom Sneakers

Here/Now; $240;

Pink. Metallic. Pom Poms. There's so much to love about this shoe — not only are they cute as hell, they're handmade in Seoul, South Korea with 100 percent genuine leather and fox fur. Oh, and the best part? The shoe comes in more than one color scheme!

BooHoo Pom Pom Heels

BooHoo; $30.50;

If wearing a giant pom pom on your heels is a bit out of your comfort zone, start with a basic black pair. These babies will dress up any 'ol LBD or add spunk to a casual sweater-and-jeans 'fit.

Holiday Pom Pom Ballet Flats

ASOS LAPLAND Holidays Ballet Flats, $30,

Flats might seem boring, but add some pom poms and they go from zero to one hundred (real quick).

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Images: ASOS; Here/Now