The Unexpected Winter Staple: Gumboots

Gumboots, wellingtons, wellies.. whatever you call them, these babies are an absolute must have! Gumboots have now stepped out from the garden and into the fashion world with an exorbitant hello. Spotted on the likes of Kate Moss, Rachel Bilson and Kate Bosworth gumboots have been a popular option for music festivals, shopping and more.

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Often overlooked and misjudged for their ‘builder’ like appearance gumboots have taken an unexpectedly chic turn. Mr Jimmy Choo himself has collaborated with the iconic Hunter wellingtons to produce a pair of extremely sophisticated gumboots which I would be happy to wear anyday!

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Wave goodbye to soggy suede and frozen tootsies, gumboots will forever keep you warm (sneaky knee high knitted socks anyone?) and protect you from the slush of winter. For anybody living in rainy cities such as London, or Queensland (Australia) gumboots are absolutely perfect!

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If you’re still suffering in the winter months (some of you may have picked up on the fact that I HATE winter, so apologies to allĀ  winter lovers!) opt for a glossed, knee high pair of gumboots with a bright trench, black skinny jeans, a sloppy beanie and the perfect pair of Celine glasses. If you’re lucky enough to be baking in that sweet summer sun gumboots require little layering on top, opt for a light bohemian dress and completely oversized and over-the-top round sunnies.

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For anybody on the hunt for a pair of the perfect wellingtons I can definitely recommend Hunters. Worn by Kate Moss herself, these booties are expensive but will last the test of time. However, if you’re not wanting to fork out for a pair of Hunters try your local gardening, superstore or any small eclectic homewares boutiques. Don’t be afraid to splash out with a bit of colour, especially for the summer months these would go great with a pair of overalls!

Let me know what you think, anybody else on the hunt for the perfect pair of gumboots?

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