This is the second installment in our new blog series, Knock it Off. This fun series will examine ways to get on board with a particular trend, for less. Enjoy!
Wellington boots have a long, and storied history. In the early 19th century England, the arisotocratic elite would wear “Wellies” while doing outdoor, aristocratic-like activities such as horse riding, fox hunting, and trap shooting. And triumphantly winning battles, as demonstrated below.
Today, Wellie-type boots are worn by commoners far and wide for non-blue blooded activities such as running errands, yard work, and walking the dog on a rainy day. Wellies are also used in industries that demand waterproof, hygenic footwear. Workers commonly don Wellies in food processing plants, concrete pouring construction sites, and fishing boats.
Here’s Hunter’s younger, cheaper cousin – who will save you a buck or three while still being on-trend. Joules is also an English company, featuring lots of fun styles and patterns, as well as the classic matte and glossy solid colors.
High-end designers have also thrown their hat in the Wellington ring. Take Givenchy’s Eva Chain Boot: it gives a rain boot an moto-style edge, eliminating any hint of frumpiness that a typical rain boot might display.
But at $450, it’s quite a hefty investment to rock your rainy day, biker chick look. While one might not think of Groupon as a source for edgy rain boots, they do offer these $41.99 Givenchy look-alikes.
Mommy and me seriously never looked cuter than this!
If you’re not up for paying Hunter Boot prices for a little foot that will only wear these for one rainy season, these monogrammed rain boots from Etsy offer an affordable ($45 per pair) way to match your little fashionista!
Once you’ve got your muck boots all nice and mucked up, we have a great way for you to store them! Check out the Boot Rack – you can put it in the garage, a mudroom, laundry area, or closet and hang those beauties up until the next rainy day!
images via etsy, amazon, joules, barneys, boottique