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.