It’s wet. It’s windy. It’s time to invest in some wellies. If you thought a welly was just something you wore on country walks then think again. Wellies are just as likely to be seen plodding along a London pavement or park on a rainy day as they are trudging through a muddy field. The best way to wear a welly (in my opinion) is to keep it classic with sludge coloured ones that – literally – won’t scare the horses. However, there are some really pretty patterned ones out there, so by all means express yourself through the medium of your rubber-covered feet…
Is there any welly more famous than a Hunter? Ever since Kate Moss was snapped in a pair backstage at Glastonbury, Hunter has become seriously ubiquitous with everyone from Cameron Diaz (great for the brand) to Katie Price wearing them (not so much). With a huge range of wellies designed for every occasion (from farming and fieldsports to fashion and festivals – glossy neon wellies anyone?) not to mention collaborations with the likes of the Royal Horticultural Society, Hunter have cornered the market when it comes to wet weather footwear.
The Establishment Welly
Welly of choice for the young Royals, Le Chameau are the Rolls Royces of the welly world. Designed for serious comfort (the range includes leather-lined ones with zips to make them easier to pull on), Le Chameau certainly aren’t cheap, but they are seriously luxurious.
The Low-Key Welly
If you’re looking for quality, but think that Hunters are too obvious a choice, then Aigle are for you.
The Fashion Welly
New York meets Hampshire with Rag+ Bone’s collaboration with Hunter. If your wardrobe is stuffed full of designer labels and you don’t want your rainwear to let you down, then these slim-fit beauties are just the things you’ve been looking for…
The Floral Welly
If you’re looking for a patterned welly, then it’s hard to beat the selection at Joules. From stripes to flowers to spots and all manner of animal-themed print, there’s a huge selection – including some fab ones for kids.