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January 29 2016

The Rise of Rain Booties by Lee Tulchin

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        With the impending showers of El Niño right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to re-think your current rainy day shoe game. In recent years, the very sustainable Wellington boot has been the slipper of choice for the rain-soaked Cinderella. However, the rain booty seems to be making a splash this season.

raingiphy        These ankle length rain boots have all the impermeability of their knee high cousins but with half the fuss. Full length Hunter boots may be symbols of the ‘weather can’t get me down’ mentality needed in order to brace the cold storms of winter, but rain booties are new in town and ready to make the best of any forecast or outfit with ease. While typical Wellingtons definitely make a statement (usually of “The rain can’t mess with me.” variety), new and reduced rain booties don’t…which may be a statement in itself. Like the girl at the party that’s alluring and mysterious, the rain booty has the ability to blend into any situation and still look appealing. Don’t believe me? I come prepared.

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EXHIBIT A: The Typical Rainy Day Outfit

Rain booties look perfect paired with skinny jeans and a long jacket, which is my personal outfit of choice for rain. Usually I’d wear this with my Hunters but this season I’m gonna go a little crazy and show off some ankle.

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Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 1.43.44 PMEXHIBIT B: Boyfriend Jeans

I see boyfriend jeans as the true test of versatility when it comes to outfit pieces. Boyfriend jeans are maybe the most polarizing pair of pants you can own (unless you count harem pants). If they work with the ugly-cuteness of these slouchy bottoms, then these boots can work with just about anything, even…
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EXHIBIT C: A SKIRT?!?

Yeah, you read that correctly. These baby booties even work with the least waterproof article of clothing in your wardrobe. Their effortless look exudes more stylish ankle boot than it does water-resistant puddle trudgers. This means they’re not confined to the typical niche of rain boots (you know, rain?). They can even be worn in the spring!

Now, can your Wellies do that?… I didn’t think so.

Some cute rain booties to check out!

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Read More About Winter Styling:

Cute Winter Accessories by Meredith Sherbin

A Texas Girl’s Guide to Winter by Jamie Schneider

Campus Fashion by Rachel Becker

Color Me Happy by Hillary Macias

Meet Lee:

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About Lee Tulchin

Lee’s the name, initiating awkward encounters is the game. I’m currently a junior at the University of California, Berkeley though I hail from the legendary and elusive land of Los Angeles. Here’s the SparkNotes version of all things Lee: turtleneck enthusiast, UFC wannabe, psyche of a very mature eight-year-old boy. If you want to know more feel free to follow me on social media, but please don’t follow me on the streets. @leetulch, out.

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