Once upon a time, I had a really adorable pair of rain boots that got me through any wet weather you could imagine—until a little puppy named Paul ate them. For some reason, I convinced myself it wasn’t truly necessarily to replace them right away, so months went by without a thought about the missing piece in my wardrobe.
Flash forward several months, when—after moving to Philadelphia—I’ve experienced more rainy and snowy days in a matter of weeks than I did in an entire year of living in North Carolina. And then yesterday, in the midst of yet another snow storm, I had a moment of enlightenment: While walking said puppy in the snow, I completely wiped out, falling on the sidewalk in front of a long line of cars (who probably filled their laughter quota for the day).
Aside from it being totally embarrassing (and very painful!), the little accident made me realize that I needed a pair of wet-weather boots ASAP. So as soon as I got back home, I whipped open my computer, searched for “cute wet-weather boots” and put together this roundup of styles I loved:
Though the first priority with any wet-weather boot is functionality, I would never wear a pair of rain or snow boots that are clunky or unattractive. Fortunately, none of these picks fit that description. I love the classic rain boot silhouette of the Hunters, and the riding boot–style pair from Sigerson Morrison are an everyday boot that could go with any ensemble. But I adore the fun colors, shapes and patterns of the other boots, too, which makes it really hard to decide which pair is my favorite.
Which boot would you pick?