I love getting email questions from readers and I got an interesting one this week that is super appropriate for winter dressing. Reader Jacklyn asks…

Hi Lindsay,  
I came across your site when I googled “Seattle Bloggers” — I love following fashion bloggers such as yourself.  I was wondering if I can ask for help. I’m looking for waterproof boots and was wondering if you can recommend where I can get a pair. I’m headed to visit family in Seattle and am  in need of a pair that will be good for snow and rain.  I would prefer something “cute”.  Please email me back for recommendations. Thank you so much for your help. I hope to hear from you soon. 

Best, 
Jacklyn

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Dear Jacklyn,

Thanks for your email! As a longtime Seattleite I am no stranger to protecting myself from rain. There are so many essentials to keeping dry. A hooded raincoat and sturdy umbrella are a must, but you’re right, a good pair of rain boots can take you from rainy and snowy weather with ease. We’re lucky that rain boots have come back in fashion because there are so many cute options to choose from at all price points. I have several pairs and am happy to share some tips.

For a good bargain pair, Target actually has some stylish options. If you go for a print, try one in a neutral color palette that will go with lots of clothing options. This lace pair is right on trend for fall/winter. Another good deal is this little fair isle pair from Volatile via Zappos. They’re a bold print, but so adorable and the neutral colors will work with any color jacket you may own. The classic Hunter rain boot is a staple among fashion bloggers, and though I’ve tried them on several times I don’t own a pair myself. I have a similar pair from J.Crew that unfortunately they don’t have in stock this year. If you’ve got the extra cash you’ll find yourself coming up with new ways to wear this chic and simple boot.

When shopping for rain boots it’s always best to try them on how you plan to wear them, be it with tights and skirt or with jeans tucked in to make sure you’ve got the best fit. You should be able to put a couple fingers comfortably inside the top of the boot with it still feeling comfortable to ensure they won’t be too tight in the calf. As with any knee high boot, be sure to measure your calf width and find a pair that are near your measurement to make sure they won’t be too tight or loose through the calf.

I hope this helps and that you enjoy your time visiting Seattle. It’s the best city in the world… at least to me, but I may be biased 🙂

Cheers!

Lindsay

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