Styling My Sorel Firenzy Boots…and a Giveaway!

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January 13, 2011 • Magazine

I was asked to make a video by Sorel styling a pair of their winter boots. I got my first pair of Sorel's last winter and could not have been happier to be asked to style another pair this season. I picked out black leather Firenzy boots, and let me tell you, I have hardly had them off my feet yet this winter. I wear them with everything! Dresses, jeans, cargo pants…you name it. They are waterproof leather, fully lined and padded so they are super comfy. Walking the slushy and snowy streets this New York City winter have been a breeze!

Take a look at the video and see how I styled them on my way to Sunday brunch last weekend. Oh and yes, that is my son you hear babbling in the background of the video!

Celebs love Sorel too! Look who was spotted at Sundance wearing them.

Elle McPherson in her Joan of Arctic Sorel boots

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Kate Hudson shopping in her Cate the Great's

Giveway! You too can look like your favorite snowbound celebrity! Second City Style is thrilled to be able to give one of our lucky readers their own pair of Cate the Greats (like the ones Kate Hudson is wearing). Simply leave a comment to this post telling us how you would style your Sorel Cate the Greats like your favorite celebrity. Tell us how you would wear them! We will pick the winner on Thursday, January 20 at 5pm EST. Please leave us your email address and enter only once.

Additonally, Sorel is offering FREE shipping during the length of the Sundance Film Festival. Just enter the code "SUNDANCE" at checkout.

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70 Responses to Styling My Sorel Firenzy Boots…and a Giveaway!

  1. Greta says:

    I’d wear mine with my plaid-ish short wool pencil skirts, dark black tights, coordinating socks to peek out from the boots and a subtly colorful pashmina wrapped casually around the neck, to add a subtle coordinating pop of color against my black Danish designed, military-inspired wool coat.

  2. Johanna says:

    I would wear mine with my jeggings I am pretty obsessed with and with my long sweater tunic top i picked up at h and m, along with a chic military style coat I got at Zara years ago. And of course cashmere gloves..LOVE these boots
    sultansmom at gmail dot com

  3. Wehaf says:

    Medium-wash skinny jeans, a jersey tunic, and a full-skirted camel-colored wool coat!

  4. Vanessa S says:

    I would wear them with a pair of dark, skinny jeans and a cashmere V-Neck sweater.

  5. Marissa says:

    I’d wear those boots with my new plaid skirt my husband had to order online for me for Christmas, since he’s currently in Iraq. I’d pair it with my grey cowl neck sweater and Burberry scarf, and top it all off with my red Military styled coat.

  6. kimv says:

    i’d wear them with dark skinny jeans tucked in and a tunic shirt with my herring bone tweed coat….=)

  7. Sandra says:

    If I won that pair of bad ass boots, I’d wear them, and them only. Who needs a coat when you’ve got new Sorels to keep you warm? Just me, my birthday suit, and my new Sorels πŸ™‚

  8. Sarah Rowley says:

    With funky tights, knee high socks, skirt and chunky sweater…:) Ohh, they look so warm and cute

  9. donelle fuhrman says:

    I would wear them with everything I own since I just moved from sunny weather to Bend, Oregon it’s flippin cold here! They are totally cute and I have been eye-balling a pair since being thrown into this climate..

  10. Sarah Leimbach says:

    I would totally wear Cate the Greats (the Gray ones of course) with my skinny jeans and my white and gray button up tunic and some dangly black earrings.

  11. caitlin says:

    I’d wear them with warm thigh high socks pulled over my favorite jeans, with a gorgeous felted wool jacket I got for Christmas, my hand-crocheted beret and a smile! πŸ™‚

  12. Renee Schieferstein says:

    I would wear them out on the town with a pair of black coated skinny jeans, a studded belt, and a nice flowing silk top. I wouldn’t accessorize too much because I want my boots to be the main attraction!

  13. Riv Kim says:

    I will wear cate the great boots with black jegging,leopard scarf,Vera Wang Aviator sunglass, plaid shirt, cardigan and I will throw a northface jacket on the torso. Where am I go with this look? I will definitely hit the Trader Joe’s for food!

  14. Bonita Damico says:


  15. Cassie Cantara says:

    I would style my cate the greats with skinny jeans, a turtleneck sweater and a nice scarf with matching fur tassels.

  16. Nina Charity says:

    I would wear my Cate the greats with some very cute tights and a fun little dress. I would pair this outfit with my little black hat with a crochet flower and scarf to match when I go out. For a normal day I would wear the ice skating rink to keep my feet warm before I put on my skates and to aerial dance rehearsal to look stylish with my leggings and my long Lululemon all-weather jacket.

  17. Alexis Plank says:

    I would wear them butt naked with nothing but a scarf!

  18. Kim says:

    I would wear my Cate the greats with some skinny cargo pants, gray deep cowl neck sweater (ala kensie), black motorcycle coat with slouchy hat and fingerless gloves to boot!

  19. Kiersten says:

    If I won these awesome boots I would wear them with jeans, a nice thermal shirt, and a vest! These boots are so fashionable! Love it =) And of course my jeans would have to be tucked in to show off the boot!!!

  20. Lyndsey R. says:

    I would be wearing these awesome boots with my long underwear, skinny jeans tucked in, some type of extremely warm sweater, my big winter coat, hat, and gloves. Yep thats right it is freezing in Montana and I am a wimp. I could simply go with the long underwear and the boots but I am thinking that clothes would be more attractive and the smarter choice.

  21. amy pugmire says:

    I need some of these so bad! I am heading to work up at sundance film festival and these would be perfect to wear in the cold snowy weather. I would pair them with some tight skinny jeans and a cute bulky sweater and a long coat.

  22. Jessica Edwards says:

    I do not have a lot of money right now to spend on myself or else I would already own these boots. I love these boots. To be honest, I would wear the cate the great boots with black leggings. I would layer a long black tank top (mid-thigh) with another charcoal color tank top on top. I would wear my dark gray ribbed open cardigan with a black scarf around my neck. These boots are totally my style and I would wear them several times a week. Please pick me because the boots I wear normally are 6 years old… I can’t afford new ones..Thank you for reading this.

  23. Angie Klinzing says:

    I am not very knowledgable in fashion but I am learning! I am working on getting a new wardwrob one peice at a time. I would wear these Cate the Greats with my new clothes I am getting! I’d wear them with my skinny jeans, long underwear, fashionable tops and long winter coat! I live here in Iowa and I wear plain old Ranger boots that are not very dressy by any means! I have seen these Sorel boots advertised but have not had the money to buy them. I need some dressy Winter boots!

  24. Angela Winski says:

    To be honest I would probably rock these boots everyday since I live in WI. But I think I’d mostly wear them with leggings or skinny jeans with a chunky sweater.

  25. Joy Trotter says:

    I would wear them with black fleece-lined leggings (it’s cold here!), a black ribbed merino wool turtleneck (did I say it’s cold here?), my black bubble down vest (bc it’s cold here!) and I would top it off with my black sueded leather Minnetonka hat, which is just awesome (but not terribly warm). With the otherwise all black outfit, the Cate the Greats become the centerpiece of the ensemble, as they should be!!!

  26. Kelly Rucker says:

    I’d like to girly them up with a cream cardi, pink ruffle blouse, denim mini & heather blue tights. There would definitely be a lot of tights/knee socks and dresses/skirts. Btw, I want them in Tobacco. Love.

  27. Abigail Bell says:

    I live in rainy WA and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have some adorable, awesome, waterproof, Cate the Greats to wear with my fav skinny jeans, plaid button up shirt and homemade scarf!!! I love to be rustic and cute!!!

  28. Sarah says:

    I would wear Cate the Great Sorel boots with bold colourd tights, a comfy cotton skirt and to top it off I would wear my black pea-coat. Another way I would wear the boots is with my black skinny jeans and a red turtle neck.

  29. Janice H. says:

    Oh fun – a pair of jeggings, patterned peek-above-boot socks, white v-neck bf tee, loose knot scarf, bold colored toggle coat with some warm mittens. Top it off with a faux fur ear-flap hat in a fun winter sweater print.

  30. Genesis Joy Siebolds says:

    I would love them so very much! I would wear them every day with everything, and mean everything! I bet my favorite thing to wear them with would be my one piece red sock monkey footie pajamas πŸ™‚ I am a stay at home mommy and i live in my footies they are the best, well maybe second to a good pair of sorels! I’ve been wanting a pair for sooo long πŸ˜‰

  31. My husband and I are from Nashville. We’re in a band together and will be on tour up North this spring. My Southern feet will be cold, so I’d rock these boots like it was 1999 with dark Levi skinny jeans, some patterned socks peeking out (like Kate), a fitted wool/angora cream cowl neck top from H&M that hits mid thigh, and my navy blue, cropped Daughters of the Liberation military jacket. I’d top it off with a red scarf, my cream Coal hat and some glittens (my word for the glove/mitten combo). You’ll be keepin’ a Southern singer cozy up North if I become the lucky owner.

  32. Rachel says:

    Well, I must say that I did get these boots because from first sight, I was smitten! I wear them with everything. Last time they were on with skinny jeans, a vintage Izod cardigan and white v neck undershirt! Oh, and it was just cold enough to wear my leapard print furry coat on top, to Church! I felt like I could take on the world!

  33. tracy hughes says:

    1st of all i would wear my Kate The Great Sorel boots with everything <3 they are awesome looking love them but I am a jeans and tshirt kindof gal and would wear them with my favorite jeans and a nice form fitting white tshirt and I would also love the look with a nice a-line skirt and cute fitted top with some awesome colorful knit tights, just love the Sorel boots, Go Sorel its your birthday!!! gonna party likes its your birthday!!!!Go Sorel!!!!

  34. amanda deagrella says:

    I would probably rock these boots everyday since I live in the frio canada..I envy all the people that receive theres yesterday from Oprah show. please consider me I would wear it daily with everything fr legging jeans dresses which I waer in winter …I will be treasure for a lifetime then I will pass it on to my daughter…

  35. FaithJ says:

    I would pair my Cate the Greats with my 7 for all Mankind Josefina jeans, a Madewell plaid shirt, and a quilted puffer coat for Saturday shopping downtown!

  36. I might end up wearing them around the house in my pajamas, because it’s so dang cold!

  37. Rosemary Raphael says:

    I would wear them with dark skinny jeans or black cords. And a sweater and parka. Great winter boots and look.Lots of snow this year so would be great!!!

  38. Kim says:

    I would strut down Michigan and Oak street in these Cate’s, paired with grey sweater leggings and a black tunic sweater and my North Face parka!

  39. Aibrean says:

    I would wear them with skinny jeans, boot socks, and a long aubergine cardigan with a slightly embellished v-neck tee underneath. I’d top that off with my down coat and a red cashmere scarf.

  40. phyllis says:

    Given that I live in Buffalo, NY I would wear these daily! On the weekend, i’d pair them w/skinny jeans, turtleneck sweater and my down coat. We’re not known for our warm weather.

  41. Sarah Hirsch says:

    These cozy warm boots are making me feel warmer just by looking at them instead of out the window at the mountains of snow outside. I’d style them by wearing with leggings or skinny jeans and maybe a long cardigan sweater, or a long button down plaid. Then of course, a warm parka & gloves to head out into the cold!

  42. Siobhan Cummins says:

    Sorel’s Cate the Greats are like diamond stud earrings…they’ll dress up everything I wear.

  43. Jen says:

    Living in New England I would have to wear them with my favorite black legging, a black tank and my very warm, Vince gray cashmere sweater. Love and NEED these boots. I have been watching them on all the sites!

  44. Kfloveinme says:

    If I’m the lucky winner I would wear my Sorels with leggings or skinny jeans, a cute top with a cardigan & my navy blue down knee length coat with nice pillowy collar. I would also wear it with a cute mini-skirt & a turtle neck.
    Thanks for a AWESOME giveaway & good luck to all.

  45. Katherine says:

    I’d wear mine with my favorite black mini skirt and a high pair of chunky, bright colored socks. A lush, thick sweater on top, a high ponytail and houndstooth gloves and I would be good to go!

  46. Jessica says:

    This is a fabulous giveaway! Sorel has really done a fashion 180 – remember when they were just clunky, ugly white boots we begged our parents not to make us wear to school?!
    Anyway. Honestly, I’d wear these every day because I live in Wisconsin – but they’re perfect for it. They’re an unexpected addition to tights, a sparkly sequin dress with a cozy cardigan over it for a night out when the snow is falling softly. They’re also ready for daytime with tights, a mini skirt and a chunky sweater for running errands. And, heck, they’re even more perfect for hanging out in the ski lodge sipping a hot toddy!

  47. Joyce says:

    They’d be perfect with gray Polar tights, chunky sweater dress, and ruffled infinity scarf!

  48. Donna C. says:

    I would wear mine with my black sweater tights and corduroy skirt I just bought from Boden.

  49. molomatic says:

    Oh how I love these boots! I’d wear them with black leggings and a chunky sweater. Devine! Thanks for the amazing giveaway.

  50. Suzi Sterel says:

    I would wear these awesome boots with some super-cool, super-tight black skinny jeans and a funky Pia Miranda shirt and a tight biker jacket and a bright coloured scarf… love those boots, perfect for the UK and for Sundance!

  51. Ashley Bernstein says:

    I would wear them with everything! Mostly with dark jeans and a warm sweater.

  52. Katy says:

    Kneehigh socks over tights, under a cute miniskirt with a cashmere sweater, scarf & wool hat. It actually just took me a couple minutes to decide! The possibilities are endless, and Sorel boots ar beyond cute! Love. πŸ˜‰

  53. Walking the slushy streets of the West Village, NYC, I could use a pair of these! These babies would look fab with my black American Eagle Jeggings, a chunky gray sweater from Theory, my warmest M0851 black down parka, topped with my handmade knitted infinity scarf! So warm and comfy, and waterproof from the knees down!

  54. Vittoria says:

    i love more celebrities’ styles than i can name,
    mostly because no two dress the same.
    to accessorize these boots wouldn’t be a chore;
    i have so many ideas each of which i adore!
    mrs. victoria beckham would be my style muse;
    to copy an older look of hers is what i would choose.
    she went on a skiing trip back in 2006,
    and along the way passed along many fashion tips.
    only all black or all white is what she wore-
    dressing like that would not be a chore!
    her hair was long and her sunglasses dark,
    add a huge diamond ring and you can’t miss the mark!
    her furry boots stole the show
    as did keeping her gorgeous husband in tow.
    this is the look that i’d replicate
    except my shoes would be these “cate the great’s.”
    so to recap, my accessories would be the same as vicky b’s,
    and, for clothes, a monochrome sweater and a pair of dark skinny jeans.
    my bf would hold my hand and the sorel boots would be on my feet,
    keeping me warm in icy nyc…oh what a treat!
    thanks for reading; this giveaway rocks;
    keep the posts coming because second city style is tops!
    DolphinV27 AT aol DOT com

  55. Aisling says:

    I’d wear them with black tights, patterned over the knee socks and a long warm sweater.

  56. Jacquie Klein says:

    It doesn’t matter what I would wear…the boots would get all the attention! I would probably go simple with soft gray leggings and a long cream cashmere cardigan.

  57. Mellie says:

    I would wear them with a long cardigan, cord miniskirt and sweater tights!

  58. joan saab says:

    i live in snow country ( WNY) and I am soooo tired wearing ugly practical boots for 4 months of the year. i’d wear them with everything: dresses, jeans, yoga pants, pjs… and look fabulous all winter long!

  59. tillie2 says:

    I have been trying to put together a stylish, not-so-stay-at-home-mom look for my fifth pregnancy. The other day I managed to get a good deal on a pair of pregnancy leggings and a gray dress only to get home and find out that my current boots are more for under-the-dress styles and not so much for showing off! These boots would fit the bill perfectly and make it so I can go out with my husband for Valentine’s day πŸ™‚

  60. Xiaofei Ren says:

    1.waterproof moccasins style fur..
    3.good for deep snow
    4.keep u warm from the Winter
    love… love…and …Love them !

  61. Danielle says:

    I’d wear these with a pair of skinny jeans and a hooded sweatshirt.

  62. Laurel says:

    I would wear my Cate the Greats with black leggings with colorful knee socks poking out, like Kate Hudson. I’d top it off with my favorite black tunic, sweater, and chunky jewelry to match the knee socks.
    I hope I win!

  63. Julie L. says:

    I’d wear them with slouchy skinny jeans, one of my cardigans, and a peacoat! πŸ™‚

  64. Dee Dee says:

    I would wear my Sorel boots with black sweater leggings, black top, my orange/peachy long cardigan and my camel trench with circle scarf on top! πŸ™‚

  65. Sasha K. says:

    I’d pair them with a chunky, oversized sweater, leggings, and a pair of high socks (like Kate).

  66. Debra B says:

    I’d wear them with leggings or skinny jeans.

  67. Briana Jacobs says:

    I would pair them with black tights…worn with my favorite skirt suit. My job requires a lot of traveling between office buildings and it is a must that I look cute but stay warm! Cate the Greats are the perfect pair of boots to achieve that!

  68. Tanya says:

    These bad boys would be paired with my DKNY black skinny jeans, black sweater from the gap, my black peacoat that I scored from Berlington Coat factory and finished off with my black studded purse from H&M..Like Jay-Z says “All black everything” πŸ™‚

  69. Everything is better in boots! I would wear a cute pair of blue jeans with my Pinehill pullover sweater in the ecru color, and a Pepper Pikes jacket in dark chocolate or black. Top that off with gloves, hat, and scarf, and we are ready for the great outdoors!

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