Tweedy Rain Boots

Boots:  Chooka Women's "Teeny Tweed" boot (last year), some sizes still available for $54.95-$74.65 at Amazon here
Plaid Shirt:  Vigoss (old), similar Rubbish "Plaid Cotton Shirt" (6 colors available), $44 at Nordstrom here 
Cardigan:  Staccato via Loehmann's (old), similar Mossimo "Women's Ultra Soft Cocoon Cardigan" in athens blue, $22.99 at Target here
Scarf:  Steve Madden (old), similar tassled style at Nordstrom for $28 (3 colors available) here
Denim:  Citizens of Humanity Skinny Stretch Leggins in black, $178 at Nordstrom here
Watch:  Marc by Marc Jacobs "Blade" Crystal Index Watch in silver/gunmetal, $275 at Nordstrom here 

Now that it is officially the rainy season in Seattle, it is time to dedicate a post to an item that is arguably the most important footwear for anyone living in the Pacific Northwest:  the rain boot.  While not the sexiest pair of boots in my closet, they keep my feet dry during these dreary, wet days.  I piled on cozy layers consisting of a plaid flannel shirt, cardigan, and scarf over my black Citizens of Humanity denim leggings to complete the look.

I am no stranger to rain boots, having lived in the original Wellington boots while hauling hay bales and mucking horse stalls as a kidHowever, these days the options are much more fashionable and lighter weight!  I know that the Hunter brand rainbow of colors was splashed all over advertisements and displays last year, so I've left out bright colors from this post and focused on a more neutral palette of black, gray, and beigeCheck out the save and splurge options that I picked out below.

Try these touchable textures:

Left:  Save on the Women's "Maiya," $34.99 at Target here
Right:  Splurge on the Hunter "Regent Apsley," $295 at Nordstrom here

A not-so-basic black:

Left:  Save on the Sperry Top-Sider "Pelican Too," $77.95 at Nordstrom here
Right:  Splurge on the Coach "Lux," $147.95 at Nordstrom here  

Indulge your wild side with snake print:

  Left:  Save on the Chooka "Snakes" in stone snake, $65 at Piperlime here
Right:  Splurge on the Hunter "Carnaby" in natural snake, $195 at Nordstrom here 

Saddle up with equestrian style:

Left:  Save on the Dav "Women's Equestrian Rain Boot," $75.90 - $97.95 at Amazon here
Right:  Splurge on the Burberry "Leather Panel Rain Boot," $395 at Burberry here

What are your thoughts on rain boots?  Are current styles fashionably acceptable?  I hope that wherever you are, you are staying warm and dry.  =)  Happy Tuesday!

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