City Pulse

By Kiki Von Glinow

Since apparently the sun has taken a hiatus from NYC and left us feeling like we’re in the midst of monsoon season, it’s time to invest in some chic rain footgear. Gone are the days of feeling soggy at the office because you didn’t want to be stuck in your tie-dye rain boots or didn’t feel like lugging around your office shoes for the inside-outside quick change. Check out our list of fashionable rain footwear that will keep you dry and chic at the same time.

Tory Burch, being the genius she is, answers every fashionista’s quandary about how to stay fashionable when the clouds are rolling in with her “Reva Jelly” logo flat. An updated version of our 3rd grade jellies, these rubber flats, offered in purple, yellow, red and green, stay true to the design of her traditional flats so you can stay dry without sacrificing style. Although a bit steep at $95, with the kind of weather we’ve been having you’ll definitely get your money’s worth. For a similar look, check out Marc Jacobs’ jelly mouse flats on sale at net-a-porter.com.

If you want the protection of a full rain boot while under the guise of something a little more substantial, check out Urban Outfitters’ Equestrian Rainboot. With equestrian accents, these leather imitators, for only $48, will blend seamlessly with a pair of dark washed skinny jeans or a floral summer skirt.

Although colorfully patterned rain boots can add a little sun to an otherwise rainy day, skip your grade school nostalgia for something a bit more sophisticated. From the makers of the original Wellington rain boots of the 1800s, Hunter’s “Original” rain boot is a comfortable classic that, in a variety of colors, is well worth their $115 price tag.

Originally published June 2009
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