Q. I've had my eye on Hunter Boots for almost 2 years now. Each year, I feel like it won't be in style the following year and that I shouldn't invest so much in Rain Boots (since I live in Sunny Southern California). After 2 years, I still want them. I wanted to know if it would be a good investment for my boot collection. If so, any recommendation on color and what type of outfits to pair it with?
A. Even in sunny southern California, you still need to be prepared for the occasional rainstorm - and there's nothing that's more practical and stylish than Hunter boots (or Wellie-style rain boots). Wellies are the rare combination of classic and trendy style. The key to finding a pair that you won't tire of is to choose a simple color, rather than some of the flamboyant prints that come in and out of style. Believe me, you'll wear your rubber boots for years and years. The color you choose depends on your personal style, but here are some options with staying power from Hunter and other brands:
As for what to wear them with, they pair easily with skinny jeans and leggings. But we also love them with shorts, dresses and skirts - perfect for sunny California! Here are some more ideas on what to wear with your rain boots.