You don’t have to look frumpy in your raincoat and galoshes when April showers bring May flowers — a little creativity and a few simple style tips will get you runway ready in your rain boots. Strategically work your rain boots in with the rest of your wardrobe and you’ll see them in a whole new light! Think fashion staple, not the ugly duckling of your boot collection.
If you find yourself caught in a warm, spring shower, don’t be afraid to show a little skin to look chic in a pair of rain boots. Pair the rain gear with a skirt or dress that comes to mid-thigh and leave the stockings at home. Top off the outfit with an open trench coat that falls a few inches below your hemline. Now you look trendy, comfortable and — most importantly — dry.
A Splash of Color
When the clouds overhead cast a gloomy shadow on the day, don’t hesitate to brighten up with a little color. You can add just a dash of color with a pair of pink rain boots or stand out by adding color throughout the rest of your outfit. If you’re a daring gal, show off your brightly-colored rain boots with a pair of denim cutoff shorts and a colorful short-sleeve or tank top.
Wrap It Up
While rain boots give you license to show off your childish side with a little puddle-jumping, they can also tie a look together so you can show off your sophistication, too. Ace this look with a pair of dark, neutral-colored rain boots over top of a cream or light khaki pair of slim jeans. Top the outfit with an anorak or raincoat in a color similar to the boots. Don’t forget to add a hint of color to this earth tone outfit for a little urbane fun; a silky scarf in bright orange or golden yellow tones does the trick.
Keep It Classic
Whether you’re caught in a summer shower or braving a rainstorm, skinny, black pants can be a girl’s best friend. Wear a classic trench along with the pants for a timeless look and then make the outfit pop with a pair of bright red rain boots. If you’re crazy about patterns and prints, save these for a tunic top or oversize cardigan underneath the trench and stick to a plain pair of boots.