Fashion Girls Just Normalized Wearing Rain Boots When It's Not Raining (Finally)

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Kick your trendy ankle boots aside because there's a new go-to shoe in town—one that's destined to become your favorite in large part because it's just so practical. Yes, rain boots, the functional, water-resistant shoes you disliked wearing as a child are officially the footwear pick fashion girls are using to ground their best looks. They've even started wearing them even when it isn't raining, thus causing many brands to come out with a chunky-soled durable boot of their own. And one look at the below winter rain boot outfits will certainly sway you in their favor—in case you aren't already a die-hard fan, that is.

The best news of all? Rain boots have been seriously reinvented over the year, and brands are releasing even trendier takes every minute, or so it seems. While there are still your typical calf-high glossy styles available, new, updated boots, rendered in trend-forward silhouettes with chunky, platform soles, are proving that a shoe that's both practical (water-resistant, warm, snow-friendly) and fashionable does, in fact, exist and can be styled in so many ways.

Ahead, we've rounded up some examples of how girls in the know are rocking their rain boots. You'll never get cold (or wet) feet again. You're welcome in advance.

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@handinfire

Bare legs and knee-high boots are the trend fashion girls everywhere can't stop wearing.

Have you seen a cozier fit? Rain boots pair perfectly with your sweater and legging combo.

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@monikh

It's like the flannel outfit you wore in high school but a little more elevated.

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@marthaelman

Keep cozy in a long shacket and a classic pair of hunter boots. 

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@emilisindlev

A reminder that rain boots work with anything, even a chic glamping ensemble. 

Our senior editor Kristen provides proof that they can be worn with your favorite dress, too.

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The Style Stalker

When it is raining, a patterned raincoat and leggings will keep you looking chic and will keep you dry.

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@matildadjerf

Pairing your boots with an overcoat, sweater, and leggings will have you ready for any kind of weather.

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@rachelnosco

Just like fashion girls have normalized rain boots without the rain, they've done the same with trench coats.

Patterned tights are big for 2021, and they'll go so well with your new pair of rubber boots.

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@moxeb

Let your inner edge shine with a head-to-toe leather look.

This just acts as proof that a leather blazer can with go anything and everything.

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@aysha.sow

If you live somewhere with extra harsh winters, bundle up in a faux-fur coat and a contrasting beanie. 

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@greceghanem

Cut-out tops are all the rage this year, and while I usually see them styled with sandals, I don't mind switching out with chunky boots instead.

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