I’m pretty sure we’ve established that what most people are referring to these days as ‘galoshes’ are actually rain boots. I mean, galoshes are actually rubber pull-overs worn on the farm, right?
Anyway, whatever you call them, rain boots are becoming hip no matter what you call them. So, we are going to take a quick look at some tips that can help you usher in a new pair and wear them like the smart, stylish addition that they are these days!
RAIN BOOT EVOLUTION
First off, rain boots have ‘evolved’ over time. It used to be that rain boots belonged on a farm, in the rain and mud, a working man’s necessity. How times have changed….galoshes have become a centerpiece, a fashion statement for today’s young women. No, you won’t be wearing them to prom or to your wedding more than likely, but you will be looking for ANY excuse to whip them out of the closet if there is a single cloud in the sky! Rain boots, also known as ‘wellies’ or Wellingtons as many people call them are a designer’s canvas today. From basic black and brown solids to bright pinks and yellow with patterns full of texture, times have changed. Accept them for what they are and are not.
Okay, no matter how brightly colored they are, rain boots are still bulky! So, don’t wear them with bulky clothes unless you want to look like a frumpy hobbit. Think slim. Think sleek. Go with skinny jeans or leggings, not wide-leg. Go with tights and a sweater dress, but for goodness sake, let the boots do the talking and not the pants around them!
You don’t have to settle for any old pair these days. Rain boots come in all shapes and sizes, for all budgets. You can find a $20 pair at Wal-Mart or you could go for the higher-end Tretorns…point is, get what you want! Looking for buckles? How about a glossy finish? Shoe laces or lace up boots are all the rage….take your time and get the pair that is RIGHT FOR YOU. I shouldn’t have to tell you, but spending a little extra time, maybe just a little extra money to make sure you don’t sacrifice function for form could pay off. No one likes a gorgeous pair of water proof boots that leak like the titanic! Then again, it really depends on when and where you plan on wearing your new boots!