L.L. Bean: Rugged Comfort


LL bean Blogger collaboration
For the winter season, particularly when there’s snow surrounding you, it’s often difficult to look incredibly stylish when the temperatures are extremely frigid.

I grew up with snow, and one should always be prepared for cold weather, especially if you have to travel to various locations during the winter. Even if snow is not coming down in your neck of the woods, it can be frustrating to find durable boots that are practical, fashionable, and appropriate for the wintry climate.

L.L. Bean has been in existence for a little over a century and focusses in outdoor fashion gear and accessories for men, women, and children. From hunting to hiking, they have you covered in every capacity for the outdoors! And, for everything else in-between, there are still loads of other styles to choose from in their collection, including their popular Bean Boots®.

In collaboration with L.L. Bean, I've styled these distressed leather boots for a weekend-chic look using the Bean Boots® in bison leather. I also paired it with a faux fur vest and jumper for warmth, which was a great outfit for holiday shopping on the town.

Fortunately, snow and icy streets haven’t crossed my path yet this season, but when it does, I will surely be ready in style with boots like these. Perhaps, if you need extra warmth, I would suggest the Bean Boots®, 10” Shearling-lined style.

To celebrate the winter season, here are my top picks in L.L. Bean boot styles that are both fashionable and resilient for the season. Fashion Tales top boots for winter
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 (Above) 1-Bean Boots with Shearling, 2-Bean Boots® Bison 8", 3-Bean Boots in Tan/Navy, 4-Deerfield Rustic Harness Boots, 5-Deerfield Rustic Harness Mid Boots 

What do you think of L.L. Bean’s Boots? What is your favourite boot style for cold weather?

The goods: Women’s Bean Boots®, in Dk. Brown/Brick Red Style in Bison 8”-Courtesy of L.L. Bean. Shop other styles here. Gloves-Target, Denim Skirt-Theory, Tank-Dankskin, Jumper-Anthropologie, Faux fur vest-F21, Handbag-Urban Outfitters, Silk slip and Scarf-Vintage, Rabbit Fur trim,Tee-H&M.


  1. Ivana Džidić23 December

    warm and comfy boots are a must in cold weather...that pair of boots you have on is so lovely!
    Fantastic combo altogether, very stylish!

    Merry Christmas

  2. Madison, these boots are way too cool and imagine how much warm they must keep, I wish I had them too! My favs are the 4 and 5 too. You look stunning, love the last pic! Happy holidays dear, wish you a very Merry Christmas! Hugs xo

  3. I want all those boots! hehe
    Happy holidays, Madison!

  4. Vix Brearley23 December

    They look great, if you live in a snowy climate it's probably well worth the investment. Luckily us Brits don't get too much snow so cheap and cheerful wellies are just fine for the few days we're snowbound - mind you I've probably jinxed it now! xxx

  5. Haha, true! wellies are always in the closet! Although, I don't miss the rain too much from there. Happy Holidays! :) xx

  6. Thank you! Glad that you liked the boots!! :)

  7. Thanks for your comment, Lilli! Happy Holidays to you! :)

  8. Missy May24 December

    Dem boots are defo needed when the snow shows its face. Great boots and you styled it well. :)
    Much love sister...xoxo


  9. I love these boots on you, and I do like L.L. bean and their casual style! Merry Christmas!

  10. THOSE BOOTS! I really love winter outfits that are both functional and super street chic. I struggled with that when I lived in Alaska. And I still do now, especially when it's REALLY cold!

  11. rakhshanda24 December

    Love your outfit so much <3 So boots are so stylish and perfect for winters!!!

  12. Gorgeous boots! I like the fourth and fifth!
    You look so cool!


  13. For the last few weeks I have only worn boots during the day! When it's very cold it has to be knee highs. Four and five are my favourites here. I love those tweed gloves and you look so cosy all wrapped up. Have a wonderful Christmas and thanks again for all your lovely comments this year.

  14. Shoshana24 December

    Super cute look. I love L.L. Bean. I actually grew up with them. Duck boots were a part of my life and all my friends as well. However, for some reason they became mainstream/trendy all of a sudden. If you're looking for outdoor goods, LLB is the way to go. I love their coats/vest & totes as well. Especially because you can have them monogrammed and who doesn't like that. I think this look is cute & functional.
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  15. You make looking warm and comfortable do stylish!



  16. Rosalind Jana24 December

    Wintery perfection in cosy looking boots - just need some frosty fields to stride through now. Happy festive season.

  17. I like the footwear! I could definitely use a pair for my upcoming trip tomorrow and it's likely to be snowing... Merry Christmas!


  18. LL Bean always has the best cold weather gear. And the cutest! I would wear more, but I live in a very warm climate. HaHaHa Merry Christmas Madison. God Bless you and your family. Enjoy!

  19. Rosa Mimmino25 December

    Excellent styling, beautiful booties!!



  20. Thanks Laura! Yes, when it's very cold out you definitely need the right footwear, especially in snow! Merry Christmas!

  21. Hehe! Danke! Merry Christmas. Alles Liebe von Madison xx

  22. rakhshanda26 December

    Dear Madison, you look so stylish and beautiful, loved those shoes, they look not only stylish but also very comfy and warm. My favs are 1,3 and 5th. Happy holidays dear, wish you a very Merry Christmas! Hugs and kisses <3

  23. A pair of cold weather boots can often be the only thing to get us through the winter! I love that you styled the more rugged boots in such a chic way.

    Hope you had a wonderful christmas!

    Chic on the Cheap

  24. I love this outfit of yours. You look so chic and trendy. The pencil skirt with that jacket make a great combo with the winter boots :))

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

  25. Merry Christmas Madison. Hope you had a lovely time with your loved ones. Boy I wish I could look that stylish when it's cold. I love your new booties. I will check out the brand cos I haven't heard of it before. Nochmals frohe Weihnachten. Ich bin froh das es bei uns noch nicht geschneit hat, aber die Stiefel sind perfekt für den Schnee :D

    xx glamdevils

  26. I am a fan of high boots but I like yours as well. I haven't heard of this brand but I like the shoes above! Merry Christmas, Madison!


  27. Thank you Kim. Lucky you, for living in a warm climate. Have a Happy New Year!

  28. Merry Christmas lovely, you're so sweet. Thanks! Ja, kein Schnee für mich aber auch. aber, ich werde bereit mit diesen Stiefeln werden. :) Schönes Wochenende! :)
    xx / Madison

  29. HI Rakshanda, Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I hope you have a great holiday. x

  30. Thanks! I agree, there's nothing like a great pair of winter boots. Happy Holidays! /Madison

  31. Thank you miss b. Wishing you a Happy New Year and enjoy your weekend.

  32. I am a longtime fan of L.L. Bean for clothing, footwear and outerwear. I've got pieces I invested in years ago, and still love wearing them. My fave pair of boots you've featured is #4. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  33. Amazing outfit :) Great post! I love your skirt :)
    Have a nice day!

  34. I like the way you've styled the boots! :)

    We are lucky here - it doesn't snow so my boots don't have too be too fancy. Just waterproof with the rains, haha!

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    Away From The Blue

  35. Love your jacket! So cozy and amazing!


    Nilu Yuleena

    BIG hair LOUD mouth

  36. Dressed with soul28 December

    Liebe Madison, ja, Du hast recht, es ist nicht immer einfach, im Winter stylish zu sein. Zum Glück ist Fake Fur gerade sehr modern :) Deswegen trage ich dieses Material sehr oft und mir gefällt Deine Weste so richtig gut! Auch die Schuhe sind toll, danke, dass Du diese Marke hier vorstellst. Ich wünsche Dir noch ein gutes Jahrensende <3

    Alles Liebe von Rena

    International Giveaway: Christmas
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  37. Merry christmas and a lovely happy new year in advance, you look so stylish and beautiful.

    Enjoy the festive season.


  38. Oh to Be a Muse29 December

    I'd love to get my hands on boots #1 and #4. Shearling is always a good idea. But I truly love your gloves too.

  39. Thanks lovely! x Happy New Year!

  40. Thanks Mica. I hope you enjoyed your Christmas as well. Happy New Year! :)

  41. Thank you! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  42. Those boots look perfect for this season! I also like your country style outfit, those gloves are a dream!


  43. You look so cute and comfy!

    - Deniz


  44. Looking gorgeous doll, Love the boots. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and your New Year will be even better!! Lots of love and wishes for you xx

  45. The Real Arnolds29 December

    You are making these look so stylish! I have a similar pair of boots and have never looked this good in them!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  46. You look so cozy! I LOVE the LL Bean boots and just these snow boots style in general. They are great for the cold and the snow, both of which we have plenty of here in Boston!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  47. You make that cold weather wear gorgeous!

  48. Honestly speaking I like #4 - I think those boots with work with almost anything which is what I look for when buying something. Versatility and getting the most from my investment.

  49. Thanks for your comment. Happy Holidays!

  50. Hi Yi-chia! Thanks dear. Enjoy your holidays. Happy New Year!

  51. Hello dear! I nominated on The Very Inspiring Blogger Award http://aboutwomenandnotonly.blogspot.ro/2014/12/tags-very-inspiring-blogger-award.html.
    You are an inspiration in decorations to me! Sorry to inform you later.

    Have a wonderful 2015! Happy new year! xoxo

  52. Those boots look so comfy! Hope you had a lovely Christmas and new year :)

  53. francesca r01 January

    I can't comment on your latest post, I want to say that it is a great pleasure for me Madison to follow your blog. Happy new year!

    Don't Call
    Me Fashion Blogger



  54. Thanks Winnie. Happy New Year! :)

  55. Thanks dear. I turned off comments for the other post, since I was away. xx Happy New Year!

  56. Liebe Rena, Danke für Deinen Kommentar. Es tut mir leid für die späte Antwort, ich habe viele Tage entfernt für die Weihnachtszeit. Ich bin jetzt zurück, und ich hoffe, dass Sie ein großes neues Jahr hatte! Alles Liebe von Madison xx

  57. Liebe Madison you have such a beautiful smile!
    Your whole outfit is very stylish and I especially love your cool boots. Super chic!

    <3 <3 from Melbourne,
    Mahshid مهشید


  58. Liebe Mahshid, thanks so much. You are so sweet. I wish you a wonderful week dear. xx /Madison

  59. Love this combo, especially the boots and the gloves *_^ Looks like chilling weather there. Stay warm!

    Thanks for dropping by LUMINNEJ. Looking forward to seeing you again *_^ oh and happy happy new year!