Friday, September 12, 2008

Fashion for a Rainy Day

Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain. It sure is a rainy day here on campus and the forecast doesn’t look so good for the rest of the day either. What fashion trends do I wear on a rainy day you may ask… What better a time to get out those RAIN BOOTS! Rain boots are definitely a fashion trend that is coming out for young adult women. I’ve seen so many girls walking around campus in their rain boots already this semester and it’s only rained a couple times. One thing that amazes me is that with all these girls on campus in rain boots, I’ve yet to see two pair the exact same. I’ve seen some plain hot pink ones and I’ve also seen some black with white polka dots too. I was searching rain boots online one day and there are so many different patterns out there. I looked at one website and there were over 100 different pairs of rain boots. Just search the web for rain boots and you’ll find a variety of styles from solid boots to boots with ladybugs on them. I’ve looked at rain boots from Walmart for only $10.00 and I’ve also seen them at various other stores and websites ranging from $10 to $70. So you can pretty much find any type or style of rain boots for any price. I saw Coach rain boots at Macy’s and I just had to have them. They were $80 regular price and I just couldn’t get myself to spend that much money on rain boots. Luckily they went on sale for about $50 and my parents bought them for me for my birthday! They’re so adorable. I was so excited when I woke up this morning and it was raining because I knew I finally got to wear my boots. Ever wonder about the history of rain boots? My mind thinks of random things like that. But according to, the history of rain boots goes something like this…
“Did you realize that Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington started it all? He instructed his shoemaker, Hoby of St. James Street, London, to modify the 18th century boot because fashion was changing and the old boot didn't go with the new fashion. We're talking guys fashion here, by the way.”

If you’re curious, like me, click here to read more about the history of rain boots. Hope you enjoy this rainy Friday!

1 comment:

Firebird85 said...

First let me take a second to laugh at rain boots, HA HA HA! How can you wear those things? I see all these girls wearing rain boots and I can’t help but crack up, sometimes it’s actually even dangerous because I start to lose my breath and I for sure think I’m going to fall off my bike. I guess if that’s what you like its cool though =]. What’s your take on guy fashion for the rain? Are ponchos cool or should we just stick with a jacket? It’s a little hard for me to carry an umbrella and ride a bike at the same time. Any who, have a great weekend and God Bless!