Q&A: How to Wear Rain Boots to Work

October 16th, 2007

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

A: 
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.

Have a great tip about how to wear rain boots to work?

Share it with us in the comments!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Raquel  |  October 17th, 2007 at 4:16 pm

    Good to know, thank you for the tip! I’m loving your blog. Maybe you’ll like Punky Penny’z blog too… keep an eye out for the hottest looks of LA Fashion Week, going up on the site very soon. Thanks a million, fabulous!

    http://www.punkypenny.com

  • 2. Anne (in Reno)  |  October 17th, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    Hi! I just wanted to say thanks for answering my style question, you were a great help!

    Anne.

  • 3. Trisha  |  October 18th, 2007 at 2:23 am

    You’re so welcome, Anne. Glad to help!

  • 4. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  December 21st, 2007 at 5:01 am

    [...] December 21st, 2007 Merry Christmas, all!  Omiru will be out on holiday for the next few days, returning bright and early the day after Christmas.  We’ll be celebrating the holidays with friends and family, and we’ll be coming up with our New Years Resolutions for next year.  One thing that’s definitely on the list is a facelift for Omiru.  We’ve kept the same look and feel for the last two years, and we think it’s about time for a change.  More on that soon–we want to hear your ideas!We’ll also be powering through the list of your reader questions.  You’re a smart bunch, asking such insightful questions.  We want to make sure you get equally thoughtful answers…but the downside is that we tend to get a bit backed up.  So, apologies for the delays, but answers are coming!Need something to read while we’re out?  Here’s a few of our favorite posts from the last few months:For Women: How to Wear Rain Boots to WorkHow to Build a Post College WardrobeHow to Layer NecklinesFor Men: Where to Find the Best PeacoatsTop 10 Wardrobe Foundations for a Young ManHow to Wear Flannel StylishlyPictured: Peculiar Press City Sidewalks Letterpress Greeting Card | $4 at Luxe Paperie. [...]

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