Boots and ‘Brellas

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When you look in your closet at “investment” items, you might pull out the perfect little black dress or a structured leather coat. For me, that also includes my umbrella and rain boots. I recognize this is something Californians might never think to, or have to, worry about, but in New York, we’re all familiar with those umbrella graveyards that line the street after a windy, rainy nor’easter. You don’t have to break the bank (even though they can get pricey) but $5 corner stand umbrellas just won’t cut it. It took a few months of New York living before I realized rain was going to be a more regular part of my life. So I decided it was time to boldly, and fashionably, face the rain.

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 These are my two staples: neutral rain boots and a Burberry umbrella. First and foremost, both keep me dry, but they also manage to transform even a simple rainy day outfit into a “London is Calling” moment. I love these so much I even packed them with me in the off chance California saw rain. And did we ever.

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 And you know, those puddles weren’t going to splash themselves.

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Some inspiration for your own boots and umbrellas:

 

Boots:

#1, #2 & #3

Umbrellas:

#1, #2 & #3

Top & Shorts

Xo, Tara

Photos by Allyson Connolly

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