9 Trendy Rain Boots You Need In Your Closet For Spring

March 25, 2019 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Fashion

If you’re anything like us, you cannot wait for spring to arrive. It’s our favorite time of year for many reasons–it’s the season of renewal, vitality and new beginnings. Fresh flowers begin to bloom, the weather starts to ease up and there are so many new fashion & beauty launches happening. But, there’s also rain. LOTS of rain.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac and other forecasts, summer 2019 is going to be a very wet for the entire U.S., which means no matter where you live in America you’re going to need a pair of good rain boots to get you through. From Italian brand Aquatalia (Kate Middleton is a fan!) to Target’s A New Day brand, there are so many great weatherproof styles on the market right now. And don’t worry–the best rain boots aren’t all expensive. There are affordable (under $100) and even cheap (under $50) pairs that are both trendy and waterproof. Here are the best ones, according to our style team:

READ MORE: 5 Surprisingly Cute Rain Boot Outfits Ideas To Try This Spring

Best Rain Boots For Women

1. Aquatalia

On the pricier end of the spectrum is a brand that our editors love because they don’t look like rain boots. At all. This bestselling ‘Adrian’ Chelsea boot style is so sleek that no one will believe that they’re actually weatherproof–and they don’t need to know. The secret is a water-resistant finish on Italian leather.

This brand routinely sells out on Nordstrom, and is a favorite of the Duchess herself, Kate Middleton, who wears her Aquatalia Rhumba and Aquatalia Rouge frequently. Grab a pair before they’re all gone!

aquatalia black chelsea rain boots

Shop now: Aquatalia Adrian Weatherproof Chelsea Boot ($450)

2. Sorel

For the outdoorsy girl who plans to spend a lot of time gardening, hiking and festival going this year, consider premium brand Sorel. They have a new no-slip “Out ‘N About Plus” style that they just released for spring 2019. It’s a sneaker/barn boot hybrid that’s made for trudging through mud and muck.

And for city girls and suburbanites, you can’t go wrong with their leg-lengthening Joan Rain Wedge Tall Gloss Boots to add a couple inches of height.

sorel rose gold out and about plus rain shoes

Shop now: Sorel Out ’N About™ Plus Boot ($125)

3. Target

For the college student on a budget, look no further than your local Target aisle. From their house brand A New Day, there’s a very versatile Chelsea boot style that will only set you back $24.99 and comes in four colors: black, green, gray and burgundy. The hardest part will be choosing which color to buy (although, at that price point, you could buy more than one). See outfit inspo for them here. (They’ve also got a very sleek tall pair from Cirrus for $49.)

target a new day black chelsea rain boots

Shop now: A New Day Chelsea Rain Boots ($24.99)

4. Italeau

Our editors are mad for these gorgeous waterproof suede leather water-repelling boots, sold at Neiman Marcus. Their Daniela ankle boots are hands-down the most stunning pair of rain proof boots we’ve ever tried. They come with a 2-inch stacked block heel and can be worn year-round. Absolutely worth the splurge in black or the very-versatile taupe. You’ll get a million wears out of them for years to come.

Shop now: Italeau Daniela Waterproof Suede Ankle Booties ($445)

5. Melissa Shoes

A little rain should never stop you from wearing flats, sandals or high heels. For the girl who hates wearing clunky rain boots, this Brazilian jelly shoes brand is perfect. They’ve had designer collaborations with everyone from Karl Lagerfeld to Jason Wu, and most recently FILA. Grab a pair of their bow-detail flats (so pretty), the trendy FILA slides, or this cool cut-out sneaker pair from their collection with Vivienne Westwood:

melissa vivienne westwood pink cut out rain shoes

Melissa x Vivienne Westwood Brighton Sneakers ($155)

6. Kate Spade

Kate Spade doesn’t have a ton of variety when it comes to rain boots–they just have one great pair. The Sedgewick is perfect for the girl whose not into traditional tall, high-gloss rain boots. This cool pair is made of water-resistant matte rubber and customers rave that they’re the “best rain boots ever,” calling them “so stylish.”kate spade sedgewick rain boots

Shop now:

Kate Spade Sedgewick Rain Boots ($150)

7. Hunter Boots

This iconic wellies brand is known for their tall green rain boots. Who could forget when Kate Moss made them famous at Gloucester musical festival? Well, they’ve come a long way since then, thanks to creative director Alasdhair Willis. The new season features new colorways and prints, including this “Candy Floss” pink that is sure to be a bestseller. (Psst–they even go on sale sometimes!)

Shop now: Women’s Original Tall Back Adjustable Rain Boots in Candy Floss ($160)

8. Joules

Another iconic wellies brand is Joules. This UK company sells boots and other clothing items inspired by “British country lifestyles.” Cheerio! We love the Wellibobs, a short hybrid style that comes in a ton of colorways. They’re perfect women with wide calves who can’t always fit their leg into the tall pairs.

joules wellibobs short black glossy rain boots

Joules Glossy Wellibobs Short Height Rain Boots ($64.95)

9. Jeffrey Campbell

For trend-seekers, Jeffrey Campbell offers a Chelsea boot with a chunky heel at an affordable price tag.

Shop now: Jeffrey Campbell Hurricane Rain Booties ($60)

If you love these rainboots, be sure to check out the boots everyone will be wearing this winter and more at!

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Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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