By Amy E. Goodman
Author of Wear This, Toss That!
You probably have an umbrella and maybe even an adorable raincoat. This season make it your prerogative to stop suffering from wet toes and invest in some waterproof rain boots. With these cute, functional booties to choose from, you’ll wonder why you didn’t upgrade sooner.
Monogrammed Hunters. I adore personalized everything because it adds that special stamp that says, “This is mine.” Now Swag Stamp has introduced customized Hunter Boots that you can add to your collection! A friend of a friend started this company, and it’s simply fun to support truly creative people. You can send in your Hunters or purchase from their online shop and then personalize your very own pair with a monogram or icon. Prices vary; www.swagstamp.com.
Stylish and affordable. Imagine an ultimate boot shop, where every shelf held different patterns to choose from, including leopard, zebra, floral, houndstooth, plaid, polka dot and much, much more. I’m talking about Target’s online boot selection, all at pretty incredible prices. It’s best to approach with an idea for the color and pattern you might like: the variety is truly mesmerizing and by the time you make a choice, it could be sunny… or sold out. Around $30; target.com.
Portable galoshes. If you’re a jet setter who sometimes sacrifices in the rain with your given travel shoes because your boots don’t fit in your luggage, think again. DKNY has the “Voyager” rain boot, aptly named because you can fold it up, but it retains its shape once unpacked. $85; bloomingdales.com.
Rainbow bright boots. For just a splash of color that won’t drain your bank account, try this pair on for size: Charlotte Russe’s Gradient Stripe Rain Boot is all of $32. Available online only; charlotterusse.com.
Uptown girl, downtown vibe. Not convinced you need full coverage? Kate Spade New York’s heeled “Patty” ankle boot is water resistant but positively charming with a threaded bow—and eye-catching leopard print to boot. $125; nordstrom.com.
The wish-list rain boot. Then comes along a boot that is so streamlined and gorgeous that you think it would probably look good on just about everybody. Such is the find with Loeffler Randall’s LR Rain Boot ($195; piperlime.com). It’s a handsome piece of sophistication with just a hint of a wedge heel.
More Fall Fashion Tips from Amy:
—Top 5 Fall Trends to Watch
—Flattering Fall Sweaters for Every Shape
—18 Shopping Tips for Finding the Perfect Fall Coat
—Good Jeans: What Every Woman Wants
Photo courtesy of Nordstrom.com