How to Wear Rain Boots

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Orange rain boots

I didn’t buy my first pair of rain boots until I got to college (despite being from rainy Seattle). Something about tromping across campus in the rain, trying to dodge puddles and muddy clumps of grass, just made them a necessity.

Although rain boots are meant to be practical, they (like rain coats) can certainly be fashionable, too. With so many colors and styles out there, everyone should be able to find a pair they like.

If you’re not sure what to wear with your rain boots, or if you aren’t convinced that they can look cute and stylish, then check out the three outfits below. They’ll help inspire you when that next rainy day rolls around:

Classically Chic

How to wear rain boots: Red boots, skinny jeans, striped tee, trench coat, necklace

Product Info: Coat – Ruche, Top – JCPenney, Jeans – H&M, Boots – Zappos, Bag – DSW, Necklace – Modcloth

Rain boots can seem a little clunky, but it’s easy to dress them up with the right pieces. For a classic, sophisticated vibe (with a touch of nautical chic), combine a striped navy tee, blue jeans, and red rain boots. Pick an interesting necklace, like this wooden, geometric version. Polish things off with a classic trench and a cool studded bag.

All Laced Up

How to wear rain boots with a puffer vest, chambray shirt, hat, earrings

Product Info: Shirt – Aeropostale, Pants – H&M, Boots – DSW, Vest – Mango, Earrings – Lucky Brand, Hat – Nordstrom

This look has a more casual, borrowed-from-the-boys feel. Try a denim shirt with olive cargo pants, and instead of traditional rain boots, add a lace-up black pair. Layer on a puffer vest and a printed hat for some warmth, and for jewelry, choose some simple stud earrings.

Puddle Jumping

Green rain boots red jacket

Product Info: Dress – Boohoo, Jacket – Target, Boots – DSW, Bag – Dorothy Perkins, Socks – Windsor Store, Rings – ASOS

For a fun, youthful look that hearkens back to your kindergarten days, pair a floral dress with a bright rain jacket. Next, slip on a pair of knee high socks underneath your favorite rain boots. (I like this mossy green pair.) Accessorize with some simple gold rings and a brown cross-body bag.


Do you wear rain boots? How would you style them? Which outfit is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

3 thoughts on “How to Wear Rain Boots”

  1. Thank you all the outfits are to cute.I can’t wait to try some ideas for the Capelli Rain boots.What brand are the top black boots?.


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