Fashion Focus – Rain Boots

Wellington boots, wellies, rain boots, whatever it is you choose to call them, we are certainly now well into the season when these become an indispensable part of your wardrobe. This could be because you love to walk your dog over open fields and park land, or maybe you work in an outside environment that gets rather muddy, or maybe, like me, these are now a staple for watching your child football training in all weathers, including, last Saturday, in the biting wind and rain. I must admit that I love the fun and practicality of wearing my wellies, and have quite a few pairs in my wardrobe.

My Wellies

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There are so many great styles and brands when you are looking for women’s rain boots, the rather functional or childlike designs of the past, which either looked like they were designed for farmers, or for splashing in puddles, have given way to glossy designs, with cute patterns and prints, and more stylish, feminine shapes. Brands like Hunter have made wellies cool, a part of festival fashion that helps revelers to cope with the inclement British weather (and all that mud!). Joules is another company that makes rain boots actually look pretty, with dots and stripes that work well worn over jeans, or even Land Girls style with a tea dress and cardigan.

Joules Rain boots

Joules Rain boots

Hunter Rain boots

Hunter Rain boots

Even designers are now getting into the act, with both Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren offering super stylish versions of the once humble rain boot. None of us are ever that glad to see the rain, but these designs certainly help to brighten up the day in some small part.

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren


Tommy Hilfiger are currently offering you the chance to choose the best rain boots brand but picking between Hunter and Joules. It is easy to enter the competition, and you could win a pair of rain boots of your choice. (Terms and conditions apply – please check the website). This would certainly get your feet prepared for Winter and any snow we might get.

Do you wear wellies or rainboots? What are your favourite brand?

Reviewed – Clarks Nessa Clare Boots

Like a lot of ladies who enjoyed some sport when they were younger, I have rather large calf muscles, which makes buying calf length and knee High boots a challenge. So when I was asked to review a pair of boots from Clarks, I immediately opted for a pair from the K range, which have wider E fittings and a wider leg fitting.

The boots I chose were the gorgeous Nessa Clare in black patent. These are a classic riding style boot with a practical flat heel that makes them perfect for everyday use. The black patent finish also gives them a slightly dressier feel, as does the striking ankle strap detail.

Nessa Clare £99.99 click to visit Clarks

These boots come with high recommendation from moi. They are extremely comfortable, and, as ever with Clarks, come with the half size option. (I opted for a 5.5). The soles are sturdy enough and have been brilliant on the rather slippy pavements I have encountered on the school run this week.  The elasticated panel allows the boots to stretch on the calf, making these comfortable to wear. And I think they look great too, patent meaning they are perfectly acceptable for the office as well as for everyday use.

Wearing the Nessa Clare

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