If you are one of the 12 people left behind on the east coast of Australia instead of thriving in the European heat this winter, my condolences to you, and also to myself for I am one of the twelve. It is not only cold, but here in Sydney it is relentlessly rainy. One day of sunshine equals a full week of rain at the moment, and it's safe to say that we are deathly sick of the damp. In the unenthusiastic spirit of this, we are finally succumbing to the appropriate attire, and working rain boots into our wardrobe out of necessity.
From the timeless Hunter wellingtons to Bottega Veneta's modern interpretation of gum boots with their Puddle Boots, we're rounding up the styles we're currently coveting. There are giant Balenciaga track sole boots for those ready to stomp through the rain, and soft-soled Prada ankle boots made entirely of rubber. Off-White even has a pair to tell you exactly when to wear them, with "FOR RAINY DAYS" printed along the side.
If, like us, you are finally ready to equip yourself for the rain, these are our favourite rain boots, below.
Bottega Veneta Ankle Puddle Boots
Balenciaga Bulldozer Boot
Burberry House Check Panel Rain Boots
GANNI Recycled Rubber Country Boots
Hunter Original Wellington Boots
Prada Rubber Booties
Acne Studios Lug Sole Ankle Boots
Off-White Rain Boots
Loewe Boot in Rubber
If rubber boots aren't your style, we've compiled a list of knee high boots to march you through winter as an alternative. If you're in need of a winter coat to keep you cozy on top, we've rounded up our picks for a forever coat, here, or our favourite quilted jackets and puffer jackets of the season, here. If you're simply looking for seasonal inspiration on trends and silhouettes, we're musing about our favourite winter trends, here. Happy shopping!