Archive for October 16th, 2007

Q&A: How to Wear Rain Boots to Work

Q:  How would you wear rain boots to work? Could you recommend a work appropriate (business casual) alternative?

Aquatalia by Marvin K. Wasabi Boot By Colleen Geary, fashion stylist and image consultant

Even though your dress code may be casual, it’s best practice to dress professionally by choosing a boot that complements your business casual attire.  Rain boots, though functional, often have a playful feel, so it’s your challenge to find one that is not frivolous looking.  Rule of thumb?  When wearing rain boots to work, choose a boot in a classic style. 

We recommend:

Hunter Original Sparkle Boot | $113.95 at Zappos
Love the classic buckle detailing.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Casual Rain Boots | $193.95 at Zappos
You don’t have to sacrifice style when the weather gets wet with these chic drawstring-tie boots.

(Pictured) Aquatalia by Marvin K. Wasabi Boot | $238.95 at Zappos
Patent leather kicks the style quotient of these rain boots up three notches.  We know they’re expensive, but they would look sophisticated paired with a trench coat at work or with a cute jacket and jeans on the weekends - a worthwhile investment.

Style Note: If you happen to work in a more conservative office (e.g. law firm), skip on the rain boots at work and bring an extra pair of dressy shoes with you in your bag.

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BP Fringe Wrap

BP Fringe Wrap Add a dash of purple into your wardrobe with a soft, lightweight wrap.

$18  at Nordstrom.

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