I Live in L.A., But These Are the Rain-Boots Outfits I Dream of Wearing

Aralyn Beaumont
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Maybe it's because my mom's British, but I love the rain. Everything about it, from the smell of the first drops on cement to the beautiful post-shower skies, makes me feel so happy. Why I live in one of the driest cities in the United States is, honestly, beyond me. Once fall hits, I spend more time than I care to admit fawning over all the full-on fall looks I see in places with frequent rainfall. Wellies with oversize jackets; Chelsea boots with knit dresses; knee-highs with big sweaters; even lug-sole boots with a simple denim outfit get me feeling envious. Sure, nothing is really stopping me from wearing these outfits whenever I want, but you can't tell me strutting outside in sunny 80-degree weather is the same as splashing through puddles in your rain boots. Oh, and you don't consider mock-croc heeled knee-highs to be rain boots? What do you expect me to actually know about the rain? I'm from California, after all.

Oversize Blazer + Wrap Skirt + Sheer Tights + Wellies

I love this modern take on classic Wellingtons from the likes of designers like Ganni. Pairing sheer tights with Wellies creates a super-cool vibe whether you're wearing a classic or contemporary pair. From there, layer together an all-black skirt-sweater ensemble or go for a long-sleeve dress—just don't forget the oversize blazer.

Anine Bing Kaia Blazer ($209)

Woman Within Perfect Long Sleeve Turtleneck ($18)

Mango Knot Leather-Effect Mini Skirt ($60)

Falke Control Top Silhouette Tights ($39)

Ganni Chunky Recycled-Rubber Knee-High Boots ($285)

ASOS Quilted Shoulder Bag With Hardware ($35)

Hunter Tall Wellies in Green ($156)

Knit Dress + Layered Long-Sleeve Top + Mid-Calf Boots

Layering tops under dresses in fall and winter is such a classic move—one that looks even more stylish with the knit dresses I'm seeing on every fashion girl these days. This is a look that depends a lot on the shoe you pick: A heel or mule is too dressy for me, but a lug-sole leather boot? That gives this outfit the kind of edge I'm after in the cooler months.

Leset Lori Ribbed Stretch-Knit Midi Dress ($160)

Mango Stand Collar T-Shirt ($26)

Mango Elastic Panels Ankle Boot ($99.99)

Staud Striped Rey Bag ($350)

All-Beige Look + Knee-High Boots + Accessories

Okay, this outfit may look a lot like the first option I gave you, but I'm here to tell you that an all-neutrals look is a totally different animal. I'm putting together all my beige and brown pieces when I'm looking to make a statement, which is exactly why knee-high heeled boots are the shoe here. Maybe you wouldn't wear them in a torrential downpour, but are you even going outside during one of those, anyway?

Rejina Pyo Bowen Camel Wool-Blend Blazer (£595)

& Other Stories Cropped Turtleneck Knit Jumper ($119)

Free People Modern Femme Vegan Suede Mini Skirt ($60)

Schutz Diasy Boot ($310)

Argento Vivo Sterling Silver Endless Hoop Earrings ($31)

JW Pei Eva Shoulder Bag ($39)

Workwear Jacket + Hoodie + Jeans + Lug-Sole Boots

We warned you the "grunge" trend would make a comeback this fall, and I am all about it. There's such an effortlessness about throwing on your favorite pair of denim, a hoodie, and a big workwear jacket that is really appropriate while we continue to shelter in place. There was a time when maybe this outfit screamed "lazy day," but I'm pretty happy I can call it my everyday go-to.

Native Youth Domenica Plaid Shirt Jacket ($130)

BP. Ottoman Pullover Hoodie ($35)

AG Jeans The Phoebe ($265)

Mango Leather High-Leg Boots ($150)

Leather Pants + Wool Coat + Boots + Statement Bag

As I write this, it's 90 degrees in Los Angeles, and the sun is streaming through my window with ferocious intensity. I would give anything to be in the crispest cold, wearing exactly this outfit. There isn't a cooler winter look than tucking Chelsea boots into leather pants and throwing a giant wool coat on top.

H&M Wool-Blend Coat ($199)

Alexachung Crinkled Glossed-Leather Straight-Leg Pants ($845)

Mango Ribbed Knit T-Shirt ($30)

Vagabond Shoemakers Kenova Chelsea Boot ($140)

Neous Neptune Knotted Pleated Leather Shoulder Bag ($730)

Up next: How one fashion editor is wearing boots this fall.

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