The age-old rainy day footwear conundrum: even Hunters, a.k.a. “Wellies,” which were trendy for awhile (thanks to Kate Moss at the Glastonbury Festival a few years ago) look ordinary. I need something to uplift my wet-weather blues. Chanel, you’ve saved me again! Avoid the dreaded “drowned rat” look by adding these gleaming rain boots to your April showers wardrobe. It’s hard to justify forking over such a sum on rubber boots, particularly when you know for a fact that $50 goes towards the camillas and $200 is for the itty-bitty but oh-so-hard-to-ignore double-C logo – it is charming, is it not? So maximize your cost per wear and run around in them under blue skies, too. And with your boots already in full bloom, those sunny days can’t be far off.
Pair with: An umbrella so couture you’ll want to use it as a parasol! Burberry’s black-and-white checked umbrella is studded, so it’ll toughen up your girlish galoshes. At this price, you’d be wise to keep close tabs on this rain shield. Or move to London where you can get more use out of your luxe gear. On Net-a-Porter for $495.