It’s been one week into April and there has been plenty of showers, rain showers and unfortunately snow showers as well. Luckily for me it made me change my wardrobe for the better, more specifically in the footwear department.

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I bought a pair of rain boots, thanks to the advice of my sister, Hannah. She told me that rain boots were an essential footwear staple and everyone should own a pair. So I got a pair, to try this theory out for myself and I couldn’t agree more. So I decided to share 3 good reasons you should buy a pair of rain boots yourself.

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1. Multi-Season Use

I love boots. Typically boots are associated with the fall and winter seasons, which are one of the few things I love about those seasons. However, rain boots can be worn virtually year round. They can be worn in the rain during the warmer season and with added insulation via socks and leg warmers they can be used in the fall and winter season.

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2. Protective Wear

Keeping my feet dry and well protected is top priority for me. Being a lover of canvas sneakers and slip-ons, sometimes in wet weather I find my feet soaked and soggy. I’m sure everyone would agree wet socks are the worst. I needed to find a way to cure this dilemma and rain boots are perfect for the job. Their waterproof rubber exterior and thick soles offer your feet protection from the elements. Keeping all-weather safely outside your footwear and insuring your feet stay nice, cozy and dry.

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3. Style

Lastly but equally important, rain boots are just down right adorable. They come in several different styles, colors and prints. You could go for a solid pair or go for a splash and get a printed. I opted for a solid black from DSW by Chinese Laundry’s Dirty Laundry boot line. When I spotted them at the store I didn’t even know they were rubber at first. Their appearance was much more like a leather boot at first glance, with a more moto boot design than rain boot. Currently, rain boot styles range from the standard style we rocked in our childhood to pairs styled as combat boots and even more dressy designs. Yet, they maintain their functional use they can also add flare and accent to the wearer’s look.

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I’d also like to share a tip on finding a durable and quality pair. I have owned rain boots before that were made of poor quality rubber and started to leak in water and rip after wearing them only two times. Look into your brand, make sure they make quality rain boots and not just a pretty pair. Some boots look the part, but don’t live up to the job. Look for word such as waterproof rubber or micro fleece lining. I suggest such brands like Hunter, Sam Edelman and Chinese Laundry. Now go out and get you a pair.

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Glasses: Prada // Earring: Forever 21 (similar) // Necklace: Traci Lynn // Jacket: American Eagle (similar)// Top: Thrifted //Jeans: Denizen by Levi // Boots: Dirty Laundry (similar)

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