What to Know Before Buying Hunter Boots

I had a straight Goldilocks and the Three Bears experience buying Hunter rain boots recently (too big, too small, just right) and thought I could save y’all the same grief. I will preface this with my dimensions: I’m 5’4 and a size 8.5 shoe. My legs are pretty short for my height and I typically wear short or petite sizes in pants. So if you were blessed with long skinny legs, the majority of this post isn’t for you. Here we go…

1. Hunter rain boots run large… like really large. Plus, they only come in whole sizes. I wear an 8.5 and the size 8 was large. The size 7 was slightly snug. So if you are a lucky whole-sizer, size down one. If you are a halfy like me, try both a half size down and one and half sizes down to find your perfect fit.

2. Good news for ladies size 7.5 or smaller: you can fit into children’s sizes (and save $60)! The rule of thumb tends to be size down two sizes to find your child size. So if you are a 7, you would wear a size 5 in girls’ Hunters. And children’s sizes are about an inch and a half shorter; perfect for petite women. The ladies in the Nordstrom children’s department are totally used to this, so hit up the department store if you can.

3. The larger your shoe size, the taller the Hunter rain boot will be. The Original Tall were too tall for me in a size 8. The top scraped against my knee cap and didn’t look too nice asthetically because my knee was always folded over the top of the boots. But a size 7 was the perfect height for me.

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4. If the 15-inch calf on the Hunter Originals is a tight squeeze for you, Huntress Boots are the perfect alternative at 16 1/2 inches. Unfortunately though, there are not special welly socks for these as they’re slightly shorter than the Originals.

5. Your Hunter boots will eventually build a white fog layer on them. It’s totally natural for rubber boots and there’s even a fancy name for it: blooming. Some folks think it brings character to the boots. Others ain’t having it. Have no fear, simply spray some boot buffer and wipe ’em down to be fog free. Amoral wipes and olive oil are cheap substitutes too!

Hunter Boots Blooming

6. Just because these are the new grown-up Uggs, doesn’t mean they’ll keep you warm and toasty in the same way. After a little while in the snow, my feet were freezing. And the socks helped only slightly. Hunters are perfect for quick dog walks and trips to and from the car, but will be fab once it warms up around here because they are 100% waterproof (totalllyyyy unlike Uggs).

7. Hunter boots are pretty heavy, but are orthopedic so they are comfy for all-day wear. If you prefer a lighter shoe, Hunter makes packable tour boots. With all of the traveling I do, I really wish I had invested in these.

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I hope this could be of help! I really do love these boots and am happy that I finally found my perfect pair. If you need some more Hunter Boots outfit inspiration, check out these looks. Happy shopping and enjoy your boots 🙂

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Tres Chic

Tres Chic Sweater

Bow Bracelet

Tres Chic Sweater

Tres Chic Sweater

Sequined Maxi Skirt

Sequined Maxi Skirt

Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses

Sweater: Forever 21 / Skirt: Daily Look / Shoes: Zappos / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Bag: Coach (similar here) / Ring: Swell Caroline / Bracelets: CoachForver 21, Ann Taylor, Tiffany, BaubleBar, Michael Kors / Lips: Stila Beso

Photography by: Head Held High

I had been on a mad hunt for a sequined maxi to wear for New Year’s Eve and was bummed by the sky-high prices on all of them. Luckily for me I stumbled across this affordable version from Daily Look and was sold! Now that the holidays are behind us, I am pairing it with a sweater to keep the look more casual.

Now, time for chaos and pandemonium to sweep the roadways (i.e. me) because we have snow coming any minute! Y’all stay warm!

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Be Still My Heart

Red Hunter Rain Boots

Kate Spade Beau Bag

Karen Walker Super Duper Strength

Red Hunter Rain Boots

Red Hunter Rain Boots

Black Karen Walker Super Duper

Forever 21 Bow Bracelet

Hunter Rain Boots

Dress: Express (40% off now!) / Plaid Shirt: H&M (sold out but similar here) / Leggings: H&M / Boots: Hunter / Bag: Kate Spade / Sunnies: Karen Walker / Ring: Swell Caroline / Bracelets: Forver 21, Ann Taylor, Tiffany, BaubleBar, Michael Kors / Lips: Stila Beso

Photography by Head Held High

Happy Friday! Doesn’t this outfit just scream Valentine’s Day? That pesky little holiday is starting to sneak up on us. But first things first, it’s Kevin’s birthday this Saturday so we are heading to the mountains and hoping to see snow! We rented a cabin near Boone and I’m looking so forward to relaxing.

I packed up this outfit to stay warm and cozy, but I don’t think any amount of layers will protect me from a low of 3 degrees tonight! When it comes to packing for cold-weather destinations, I am the world’s worst. If it’s a road trip, I just throw everything I own into my truck. If I am flying, then it’s a miracle if they let me carry-on (they never do).  Regardless, I always wind up freezing my booty off! Anyone else have this problem?

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