These 15 Outfits With Rain Boots Are All You'll Want to Wear


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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.

Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.