April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also ruin your flats, booties and stilettos! So why not invest in a super cute pair of rubber rain boots (also known as wellies, because they were named after the Duke of Wellington)? Whether you opt for a solid color in a neutral or bright shade (I’m loving Hunter’s bright pink pair), grab a patterned pair in polka dot or houndstooth, or let your inner fierce kitty roar in leopard, these boots will keep your feet dry. If you don’t like flats, there are even wedge versions available. And they’re suited for jumping into a puddle, if you get the urge.
Find your own pair at local retailers like Belk and Macy’s, big box stores like Target or online at Zappos.com. How to wear them? I love to keep it casual; I wear my Coach pair with leggings or denim. And to be honest, I wear them even when it isn’t raining, because they’re extremely comfortable and IMO, a little more pulled together than Uggs. How to keep them nice and shiny? Well, to remove the film that often appears on rain boots after they’ve gotten wet, spray with Armor All Original Protectant (yes, the same kind used to clean your dashboard) and wipe off with a clean, soft towel.
If rain boots are just not for you, be sure to waterproof your shoes. Fab Sugar offers a quick tutorial here.
Image via Zappos