Hurricane Irene is tearing up the eastern seaboard right now, and while i don't advocate going outside during an extremely dangerous weather event like a hurricane...i DO advocate stylist rain gear! rain boots and a good rain jacket are essential items that every woman should have in her closet - i admit i spend more time in my rainboots during the winter than i do probably in any other shoe (they're great in snow too!).
while some may balk at the idea of dropping a little over $100 on rain boots or a rain jacket... consider the consequences of not having said items... wet/ruined high end jeans, destroyed suede heels, ruined silk tops, drenched cashmere or chiffon..ugh. no thanks!
the key is buying simple and basic items to help you brave the elements...save the polka dot rain boots for your 7 year old niece.. the classics are exactly that...classic!
the classic tall Hunter boot - simple, chic, stylish, no fuss. they go with anything and keep your feet dry as a bone. in a variety of colors, $125, usa.hunter-boot.com
a twist on the classic, the short Hunter boot is just an abbreviated version for shorter girls who don't want to be consumed by how tall the 'tall' boot is! variety of colors, $115, usa.hunter-boot.com
jcrew's Weatherby Rain Boot adds a little something extra with the full back zipper and snap closure. variety of colors, $79.99, jcrew.com
The North Face - The K Jacket - waterproof, great color, great cinched waist... and it's The North Face. the last and final word in clothes designed for hardcore element exposure. everything i own by the North Face is worth every penny. in white or black, $179, thenorthface.com
right as rain jacket by lululemon ...adorable, functional, and waterproof. what else do you need? oh, and it's well made, like every other lululemon product! black or grey, $178, lululemon.com
stay safe and dry this weekend, east coast!!!