7 reasons to match your lipstick to your boots

it'll make winter less depressing, for one.

There aren't that many things that can make us feel excited in these cold, dark December days—not even the impending holidays. But, when we have no choice but to get our shit together and leave the apartment, there are two things that make our existence more bearable: Boots and lipstick. 

Call us superficial, but if we're rocking badass boots and our lips are coated in a bright color, we feel ready for anything. So we decided to honor that feeling and put together boots and lipsticks that complement each other—like a burgundy leather bootie with a deep matte red stain, and a punk-inspired combat boot with edgy purple lipstick. Because once our lipstick and boots are coordinated, we can worry less about the rest of our outfits. After all, if you're wearing red lipstick and leopard print booties, what else do you really need? 

Click through to see the combos we came up with.