Fall Trends ; Rain Boot Edition

Well, fall is officially here!

And for those of us in Colorado, the first couple weeks of Autumn means some intense raining.

Seriously, flooding happens. Dams broke, roads were closed, I thought I wasn’t going to make it to work (and in all reality, should have probably weaseled out of that flood-plain adventure.). So, what’s an out-and-about girl to do? Not all of us can avoid the weather and hide inside sipping fresh apple cider and pouring over the September issues of our favorite mags again (wish as we might) so….
When the weather gets tough, the tough get rain boots!

I know. It sounds pretty horribly lame. Rain boots have this negative, childish connotation that seriously needs to end its reign here. (Get it? I’m punny.) They’re functional footwear, and there are ways to still look good while keeping your new pedi dry; here’s my top 5 looks for every personality.

The Classicist

Joules Women's Welly Print Wellies - Navy Floral

For the woman who wants to totally eschew the childish appeal while reaping the rewards of the wellies, we have this lovely pair from Joules. These lovely things are not only a classy way to incorporate rain boots into your wardrobe, but florals are completely on-trend for Fall/Winter 2013 (according to Stylesight, my dear love and forecasting service extraordinaire).
These are fairly inexpensive, but since they’re across the pond, you have to figure in currency exchange and shipping rates. They can be found here through allsole.com
 
The Colorphile
Whelp, is it any surprise I had to put these on here? I do adore orange.Tangerine is not only on tend for this Fall/Winter, but will continue to be popular into F/W 2014 as well! These are investment rain boots. Their simple design will allow you to add fun and POP into whatever you pair it with; show the world that rain only means you shine a little brighter. 😉
These can be found here on Topshop.com and also come in bright cyan and neon yellow.
 
The Rain Rebel

Boots

These are my maybe-someday-when-I’m-rich boots. But for now, I feel free to lust over them. Studded, belted, sexy. Who doesn’t want to dominate the wet pavement rocking these things? They definitely look more like normal shoes and could be a more neutral piece for those who just wanna look good going about their day. Not to mention attitude never goes out of style.

These babies can be found here at Burberry.com

The Inner Child

LAUREL PLAID

There’s just something so fun and appealing about dressing super-chic and then donning a printed set of wellies. Tartan is my personal fave, because I actually own some of these in slightly different colors. (And during my puddle stomping/grocery shopping yesterday, a woman insisted they were “the cutest wellies she had ever seen!”. They’re a crowd-pleaser; serious). They get a lot of compliments, but mostly they brighten my day because I get to be a little bit silly. These particular boots not only sport traction (more rare in rain boots than you might think/hope), but they’re super warm and comfy on the inside as well.

Scoop up these functional (yes, I went there. Yikes.) boots here at REI.com

So there you have it! Whatever you do, don’t be afraid to do it in style. There’s a ton to choose from, and the bottom line is to really feel good about the style you choose! 😉

How do you feel about rain boots? Yay? Nay? Not convinced by my selection?
(hey, I’ll track you down another pair if it means a successful conversion!)

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