October 16th, 2007
Q: How would you wear rain boots to work? Could you recommend a work appropriate (business casual) alternative?
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.
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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