Rain boots have come a long way since their simple black with red trim beginnings.
Growing up in Canada, this writer knew rain boots as Billy Boots.
In Great Britain they’re known as Wellingtons or Wellies.
Now a days, you can call them fun, exciting, adorable, and even sophisticated.
Never before have rain boots come in such an amazing array of colors and patterns to amp up your rainy day attire.
More than a wet weather necessity, these boots make a true fashion statement in bright colors like lavender, turquoise, and hot pink, as well as patterns like houndstooth check, leopard, polka dot, and edgy prints.
Rain boot fashion varies in price from less than $20 to hundreds of dollars.
Wal-Mart has an economic, but adorable selection of rain boots that include plaid, butterfly, and polka dot patterns. They also have a fashionable glossy black boot with polka dot accents, and a stylish wedge heel. Prices range from around $15.00 to around $27.00.
Target’s prices are a little higher, ranging from around $30.00 to $45.00. The company offers a colorful selection of solids as well as fun patterns. Target features Merona brand boots; they are available in a cute blue whale pattern, leopard print, houndstooth check, as well as butterfly and humming bird prints. The Merona brand also has a luscious red graphic print known as Zan Pattern; priced around $33.
If your rain boot budget is more high end, Zappos is an excellent website to turn to in your search for gorgeous rain boots from brands such as Ralph Lauren, Bogs, Chooka, Hunter and more.
Prices on Zappos range from around $60 up into the hundreds of dollars. The website offers free shipping and free returns.
Zappos is where you’ll find Ralph Lauren’s upscale houndstooth check boots and Chooka’s dreamy Sunset Beach boots.
Zappos features an immense range of styles to choose from. There are beautiful florals, playful polka dots, lovely solids, and boots featuring wedge heels as well as those featuring traditional rain boot heels.
Other websites to check out include the overstock site (where you’ll find awesome Henry Ferrera Face boots, featuring a New York Times comic print), and shoebuy.
Fashion up ladies; and face stormy weather in boots that will not only put a smile on your face, but they’ll put a smile on the face of everyone who sees them as well.
Your stylish new rain wear may even make you want to move to Seattle.