Memorial Day is just around the corner. It’s mid-May, and many of us are starting to think about days at the beach and planning summer vacations. However, we’re not totally out of the Spring showers yet. In search of weather-wise, eco-smart, wallet-friendly style, our Lauren recently headed to her local Goodwill for this week’s Goodwill Gem: Surprise Spring/Summer Storm Rain Boots!
Sun? Soon! But for now, we’re still getting those heavy duty spring rains – and storms that sometimes appear out of nowhere. It’s crucial to be prepared for unexpected weather at all times. And while you’re protecting your pretty toes from wet spring weather, it doesn’t hurt to still feel stylish at the same time.
A chic pair of rain boots – like this bright pink pair I picked up recently at my local Goodwill – are both posh and practical. Their sturdy construction, thick soles and solid rubber will keep your feet warm and dry, no matter how bad it gets outside. And the lively pink hue will remind you that brighter days are ahead, even when the sky looks its dreary, cloudy, and gray.
With the boots, the most vital piece of your rainy day ensemble is set, but what else to wear to compliment these polished yet practical booties? With such brilliantly colored accessories on the bottom, there’s no need to worry too much about what else you’ve got on – as long as it’s also practical and won’t be competing with these bright booties, you’ll be set for any rainy day situation.
Here, I’ve paired them with a loose, soft cotton shirt and cozy, dark pants. These navy trousers are fitted enough to be easily stuffed into the boots, so they’ll stay perfectly dry, not drag on the wet ground, and these pieces are simple and neutral, and made in soft-to-the-touch natural fabrics that will dry quickly, should everything but your well-protected feet get totally soaked in a sudden storm.
For an added pop of color on top, try adding a brilliant, beautifully patterned scarf with a bit of pink in it, to pick up and echo the color of the boots. It may come in handy, too, and help keep your face and head protected from renegade rain drops that evade the shield of your umbrella.
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