How to Style Rain Boots for Fall

Happy Monday! We had a discussion a while back on my Facebook Page about Mondays. Despite their less than stellar reputation, I actually love Mondays. I love the feeling of a fresh start and a blank slate. Today is even better because there’s no school for the kids, thank you, Mr. Columbus, so I don’t have to cajole anyone awake or shove them out the door at any specific time. I’m sure I’ll be ready to shove them out the door at some point in the day, but for now, I’m enjoying the stress-free morning!

I often think of spring as the rainy season, but here in Pennsylvania, we get plenty of rainy days in the fall too. Last week we were feeling the effects of Hurricane Joaquin, and I spent several days my rain boots. I wore this is the outfit one day to run errands, eat lunch out with my hubby, and then to my daughter’s birthday party that night.

Fashion Over 40: Styling Hunter Rain Boots for Fall

I love my Hunter rainboots. I picked them up on a 40% off sale at ShopBop a few years ago. I’d been wanting rain boots for years when I bought these. I ordered a few different brands so I could review them in a blog post, and I decided that Hunters are classics for a reason. These boots are incredibly comfortable. The footbed has a lot of support. In fact, when my foot pain was at its worst, I would wear these all day long. I like them best with my Abeo orthotics, but even without, they have great support. Plus, they’re just gorgeous. The others went back, and needless to say, these were the keepers. 

Fashion Over 40: Styling Hunter Rain Boots for Fall

You can find these Hunter Original Tall Gloss Boots at ShopBop, Nordstrom, and many other retailers. Mine are Graphite.  I chose the color for their versatility, and I don’t regret it, but if I lived in a wetter climate and could justify two pairs, I’d definitely get a 2nd pair in Military Red. I love that color. SO fun.

That said, if you are going to have one pair of rain boots in your closet, I recommend a neutral because it’s so versatile.

You can pair rain boots with a skirt or dress, but I usually wear them with pants. Choose pants that will easily tuck in to your rain boots. Skinny jeans or leggings are perfect. Because it was so chilly, and also to add interest to the outfit, I wore my cream-colored boot socks. I don’t have the Hunter Wellie Socks because $$$$. I just have regular old boot socks. These are similar.

Fashion Over 40: Styling Hunter Rain Boots for Fall
On top, wore this Harvest Morning Pullover from Glamour Farms. I’ve worn this pullover at least once a week this fall. It’s so easy to wear, and the color is perfect for this time of year. The cropped skinny jeans (similar) fit easily into the boots and help offset the relaxed styling inthe top.

Fashion Over 40: Styling Hunter Rain Boots for Fall

For accessories, I wore gold teardrop earrings, and I carried my snakeskin satchel. I like how it combines the grey from the boots and the oatmeal color from the socks.

The sage green raincoat (shown above) is as old as the hills, but it still comes in handy from time to time. Sage and pumpkin are a great fall color combo, dontchathink? Speaking of which, I wore this Harvest Morning Pullover with my olive green utility jacket when I was in the Poconos a few weeks ago. That was cute too!

Fashion Over 40: Styling Hunter Rain Boots for Fall

Outfit Details: Harvest Morning Pullover | Hudson ‘Krista’ Super Skinny Cropped Jeans (similar) | Hunter Original Tall Gloss Rain Boots | boot socks (similar) | Goddess Teardrop Earrings | snakeskin satchel (similar

Enjoy your Monday!