We finally made it through the bitter cold of the winter months, and we are slowly creeping up on the sunny days of summer! But the season that comes between the two, although a favourite of most, can be quite a damp one. The spring months can be some of the most fun to play around with our fashions for work like mixing summer dresses with over the knee boots and jackets and overall, just playing around with layers. Although we can be tempted to wear our summer footwear at the office, especially as it gets warmer, those rainy days might have other plans for us. If you’re looking for some fancy footwear for those April showers, we’ve picked out some of the cutest rain boots out right now that will have you wishing it rains all month long.
The Refined Staple
When most people think of rain boots, they immediately think of Hunter, a brand known for its classic rubber wellies. A favourite of everyone from outdoors enthusiasts to fashionistas, is Hunter;s classic cut style, which has received some much-need design refinements to bring us this sleeker, fashion conscious choice. The Original Tall Refined Rain Boot comes in a variety of colours, just like the classics, but we are loving this khaki green pair that will surely go with everything from your office slacks to weekend denim jackets and jeans.
The perfect rain boot for that city street-style look is this sleek pair of rubber Chelsea boots from Sam Edelman. Although due to their low cut, these booties probably are not the best choice of rain boots for jumping in huge puddles or roaming in the wet countryside. These beauties are great for keeping your feet dry on your way to the office or running errands on a damp day.
Rain to Go
It’s great to carry an emergency umbrella for those poorly predicted rainy days, but that doesn’t solve the fact that our feet are usually left soaked, hopefully on the way home rather than out. Luckily, the great people at Baffin came up with a solution, creating these Packable rain boots made to store perfectly in your bag for on the go travel, and for keeping your feet dry when you need it most! They also come in a variety of colours including black for those of us who prefer a more understated look.
A Classic Look
For those of us who want to brighten up a rainy day with a little classic luxury, these Burberry Clemence rain boots are the perfect pick! A staple from Burberry, these boots have the iconic check in canvas and a rubber sole to still provide some practicality with style. These are available in the beige and also grey colouring of the check.
Another classic name in rubber boots is French brand Aigle. These equestrian meets moto style rain boots bring the perfect amount of style and edgy to a very practical and well-made rain boot. We love the buckle detail which can be removed to give a totally different look to the boots and the heel which provides a bit of height all while still having great treads for traction during slipper wet days.
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- Hunter Women’s Original Tall Refined Boots in Green, $195, available at Little Burgundy
- Sam Edelman Tinsley rain boots, $55, available at Nordstrom
- Baffin Packable rain boots, $89.99, available online only at Hudson’s Bay
- Burberry Clemence rain boots, $405, available at Saks Fifth Avenue
- Aigle Miss Julie rubber boots, $199, available at Browns Shoes
By: M.J. Elle, Toronto ON, @TheMJElle
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