May 8, 2009

Ask ThinkThru: Can I Still Wear Rain Boots in May?


I’m going to New Jersey next week and it’s supposed to be about 50 degrees and rainy. I will be wearing jeans and taking a casual rain jacket. Is it too late in the year to wear boots?
—Iris, San Diego

It’s never too late in the year to wear boots. I sometimes wear my favorite tan Jeffrey Campbell knee-high flats in the summer with a pair of denim cutoffs. Plus, it’s 50 degrees where you’re going! For California girls like you, me and Jen Aniston that is turtleneck weather.

But if you’re worried about looking too wintery, wear something that says spring on top, like the pink blazer Ciara paired with her J Brand 912 pencil leg jeans or the Marc Jacobs jacket Rihanna used this week to brighten up Torn Jett J Brands and motorcycle boots. You can also go for a classic look like Hayden Panettiere did with a white button-down over Paige Premium Denim Blue Heights skinnies (the same ones I’m wearing in the pic to the left!)

If you go back east later in the year when it’s 90 degrees and rainy, you can get a pair of Melissa plastic flats. That way you can splash in the puddles and keep cool. Safe travels!

Kenneth Cole trench, Forever 21 blouse, Bebe belt, Paige Premium Denim Blue Height jeans, Cole Haan Nike Air rain boots

Photo credit: INFDaily, SplashNewsOnline

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