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5 Stylish Ways To Wear Wellies

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I live in Southern California, and today, the last day of December, we are scraping 80 degrees. So you might question my credibility in writing a post about rain boots, fair enough. As the song goes, “it never rains in California, but girl they don’t warn ya, it pours, man it pours.” After living here for 10 years, I can stand as a witness. When it rains, it pours. I remember my first year in Los Angeles, I survived “El Nino.” I think I counted 28 days straight of soggy, cold, wet days and I really could’ve used a pair of red rain boots.

The rain boot isn’t just for rainy days anymore. It’s become more of a necessity of style than a necessity of the weather. Utilitarian chic if you will, a functional piece of fashion. Remember back in the mid 2000s when you’d see a girl standing in line at Starbucks in cut off shorts, a tank top and a pair of Uggs? I do. Well, Hunter’s are the new Uggs. Except, trade the cut off shorts and tanks for girly dresses and tailored silhouettes, thank heavens. Everywhere you turn, everywhere you click, from Instagram feeds to top fashion blogs, to walking through the mall, Wellies are on the scene. Or the fancy Joules with the ribbon on the heel and stunning prints that turn your legs and feet into a walking piece of art. And the snow boot isn’t too far behind with Sorel showing up in styles that are as good looking as they are warm and practical. I think that is what we all love about this trend, it’s the juxtaposition of the functionality paired with femininity. You know what they say “opposites attract.” (And when I say “they” I mean Paula Abdul.)

Of course I jumped on the wellie bandwagon, and found myself this perfect Red pair of Hunter’s on Black Friday. They were on mega sale at Nordstrom, in Arizona of all places. I wondered how much I would actually wear these, and turns out I have been wearing them with everything from work out leggings, to dresses, to denim skirts and sweaters. And because I’ve been on a serious red kick for quite some time, they had my name written all over them. I love the pop of color they give to any look. Although, a tall pair in classic black would work with just about any and every look in your wardrobe.

Whether you live in Seattle or San Diego, New England or New Mexico, you too can rock these boots, rain or shine. Here are 5 ways I’ve been rocking mine!

Brooke’s Photo’s by Priscilla Chang

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