Rain Boots: Petiterie’s Picks

To me, there’s something inherently fun about rain boots, maybe because they let you do the splish-splash if you’re in the mood, and then there’s that wonderful old classic “Singin’ in the Rain'” dance by Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds that always comes to my mind, too… So, while my preferences mostly skew toward a solitary color (and mostly to black) because of their versatility and practicality, I do very much think the patterned ones are fantastic as well. I’m a big fan of the mid-shaft version, as I find this range looks Goldilocks-just-right-best on a petite frame, leaving more leg length uncovered and therefore visually elongating them. There are some superb bootie versions out now though, which I’d be remiss to leave out, so they’re represented in my picks, too.

These London Fog booties are a pocket full of springtime, and I love that they’re navy. I see them coordinating so very nicely with denim, for example, although you can wear these pretty little things with just about anything.

I love the energized swirly colors on these… not too pale, not too bright.

Just gorgeous leopard print booties by Lauren Ralph Lauren.

Some cheery aqua for the agua, with great saddle brown accents.

Waterproof boots from Blondo that don’t look anything like waterproof boots. Completely and utterly awesome.

These are my favorites, glossy black mid shafts from Hunter. This is a “refined” version of the style, which has an overall sleeker look to it that makes it appear as less volume on the foot, so the proportions are great for a petite body.

This buckled bootie version of a glossy black rain boot, by Marc Fisher, is very excellent.

I am head-over-concealed-heels for these Sorel rain boots, and would be all over them if they weren’t so close in looks to my Sorel snow boots (similar here).

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