Get down and dirty in style with these chic gumboots

Wear with or without the rain.
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They’re practical, nostalgic, comfortable and yes, stylish – we are talking about gumboots, the shoe trend of the moment that we can’t wait to indulge in.

We know what you’re thinking. Gumboots are for days spent in the garden and jumping in puddles on walks with the kids but we have to tell you, you could not be more wrong. Particularly as the weather begins to change and the rain is continuing to pour unexpectedly across the country(so much for no more La Niña), gumboots are here to stay and they should be a staple of your wardrobe.

Boots in general are style staples and gumboots offer a weather-proof alternative to your favourite Chelsea or knee high boots – and you can essentially style them the exact same. Pair knee high gumboots with long socks and a seasonal mini dress for a rain-ready casual look or wear a low cut style with a midi dress to keep your feet dry in style during temperamental weather conditions.

Convinced you need some gumboots? Us too! Read on to find our top picks for practical yet fashionable gumboots to add to your wardrobe this season.

Gumboots can take you from the garden to the shops, the office and beyond.

The best gumboots that combine style and substance for rainy days


Bobbi Gumboots, $149.95 at Merry People

Great for a day in the garden or pair with some jeans and a jumper for a casual day out look. Not to mention they’re 100 per cent vegan, waterproof and will keep your feet warm all day long.



Hunter Original tall wellington boots, $168 (usually $240) at THE ICONIC

A classic silhouette that is endlessly timeless, these knee high gumboots were designed over 150 years ago in order to navigate Britain’s famously wet weather.



The Rain Boot, $144 at Everlane

These extremely chic gum boots will keep you dry, warm and the envy of those around you. Made from easy to clean rubber that is as easy to walk in as they are to style.



Brilliant Basics Chelsea gumboots, $20 at Big W

These affordable boots from Big W look just like your favourite pair of Chelsea boots only they will help protect you from rain and mud.



ASOS DESIGN Gemini Chelsea gumboots, $51 (usually $60) at ASOS

Add a touch of edge to your wet-weather look with these chunky lug soled gumboots that are as stylish as they are practical.



Cape Tully II gumboots, $19.99 (usually $39.99) at Anaconda

These gumboots are great for all-terrain walks, gardening expeditions or a rainy day trip to the farmers market – dress up or down depending on the occasion.



Next ankle wellington boots, $43 at Rivers

Try adding some pattern to your look with these fun leopard print wellington ankle boots.


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