The sky has turned into a kennel in Los Angeles, raining cats and dogs on our sun-loving, year-long tanned selves. It bums me out to have to wear the same clunky, childish rain boots that everyone else has, so here's some alternatives that'll keep your both dry and stylish. Even if we Angelenos have to wear them only one week a year, isn't it worth it to get something cool?
Jeffrey Campbell Voom Boots - $69.95, Nordstrom
Slender with a small wedge heel and sharp toe, these boots keep your feet dry AND look like normal leather boots.
Michael Kors Stormy Boot - $125, Revolve Clothing
Love this biker boot style that will have onlookers none the wiser. Also comes in classic black and a fatigue olive color.
Chanel Camellia Rain Boot - Price Varies, Everywhere
Adorable rain boots with a more pronounced heel that has the CC logo on the bottom. You'd be hard pressed to find some genuine Chanel ones as the internet is flooded with knockoffs as low as $100 up to $700. But if that doesn't bother you, eBay away!
Jimmy Choo / Hunter Croc Wellington Boots - $495, on sale as low as $197, Jimmy Choo
A collaboration between shoe god Jimmy Choo and classic British rain boot manufacturer Hunter (Choo had a collab with Uggs too! Shudder!). Although these boots have the traditional rain boot shape, the embrossed croc pattern and gold buckle makes for a chic alternative that won't have you sliding about on the rainy streets. They come in a ton of colors and two heights, plus everything but the classic black is on sale for more than 50% off right now!
Shuella Heel Covers - $12.50, Shuella.com
When work requires nice shoes, it's sometimes a drag to have haul your heels in your bag and switch out the rain boots for normal shoes. With Shuella heel covers you can wear your regular heels in the rain without ruining them. Although I wouldn't recommend them with stilettoes for the stabby effect, these covers are convenient and actually look pretty cool. Plus comes in tons of colors.
Angela 7'' Lace-Up Boots - $56.99, Susan's Shoes
If you wouldn't be caught dead in rain boots, let alone flats, I completely encourage the polar opposite: Sky-high lucite and vinyl stripper shoes a la Taylor Momsen & Lady Gaga. They'll give you the same water-resistance and likely keep you above the flood level.