By Jenn Bussell
No one can argue this has been one crazy spring so far. Record heat back down to freezing temps, all within 24-hour periods. Think global warming has granted us a hall pass on April showers? Don’t count on it, and definitely don’t let the prospect of a rainy commute bring you down. Have fun with it!
Over the past few years rain gear has gone from frumpy to fashionable. Boots in particular are finally having their day in the sartorial sun with designers like DSquared and Burberry Prorsum, putting wellies front and center on the catwalk this year.
For you – the professional girl-on-the-go – now is the time to add polished puddle jumpers to your working wardrobe. With so many options available both online and in-store you can easily find a pair that perfectly melds with your personal style, as shown below.
For the Classic Girl, there are your traditional Hunter boots. You can go with a tall, flat-heeled version in a punchy color like these in peppy yellow, or a shorter, mid-calf version. If your style is Girly Girl, these ankle booties with a precious bow are just the right amount of sweet. Preppy Girls, pack those bulky Bean Boots away and opt instead for a pair of LL Bean coastal rain skimmers. Feeling flirty, Sassy Girl? Let your true-self shine through in leopard print. The Rocker Girl can easily go from office to sound check in these biker-inspired boots also by Hunter. And finally for the Nomad Girl who spends her days racing from home to work to airport to client meeting and back again, these fold-able and packable rain boots offered by TravelSmith are just the ticket.
No matter what your style, keep in mind that showing up to work or internship in sopping-wet stilettos is not dressing to impress. Neither is squeaking through the halls in rain-soaked gym shoes. Simply pack your in-office footwear in your fabulous tote and discreetly do a ‘changeroo’ at your desk. Shy about your feet? Just tip toe to the ladies’ room and do your pedi-swap in private.