Kick your trendy Western-inspired cowboy boots aside because there's a new go-to shoe in town—one that's destined to become your favorite this cold-weather season, in large part because it's just so darn 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. 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 patterns like leopard print and designed 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 this winter. Read on to see the best winter rain boots outfits of the season. Then, shop our roundup of the coolest, most covetable styles on the market, hands down. You'll never get cold (or wet) feet again. You're welcome in advance.
Black rain boots are an absolute no-brainer. They're timeless and versatile.
How cool are these chunky white rain boots?
Rock your go-to black rain boots with a chunky sweaterdress this winter.
A classic winter rain boot outfit? A comfy sweater, black trousers, and Chelsea-style, water-resistant booties.
We love the combo of a comfy sweaterdress with a pair of chunky rain boots.
Pair black rain boots with cuffed jeans.
Rock your rain boots with a black LBD and funky socks.
PVC shoes double as rain boots, too. Just throw in some textured tights to up the warmth of this look.
The perfect, everyday outfit to wear when it's pouring rain.
Pick a pair of heeled rain boots for a slightly elevated take on the shoe.
Black Chelsea rain boots are bound to become your new go-to this winter, and this outfit is proof.
Bright-colored rain boots are a fun, unexpected pick, too.
Contrast a feminine LWD with shiny black rain boots.
Throw in black tights and an oversize shearling jacket to make this look more suitable for winter.
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Practical, cozy, and still trend-forward.
Leopard print rainboots? Yes, please.
Add these to your boot collection.
Check that platform sole.
Jeffrey Campbell knows what's up.
We can't pass these up.
Infuse your winter outfit with '60s charm by slipping into these white booties.
You didn't know you needed orange boots—until now.
Wear these with your favorite, loose-fitting jeans.
These have elastic-gore insets that offer up effortless comfort.
Next up, check out the best silver booties on the internet.