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PRACTICAL MAGICAL: HAUTE WELLIES FOR THE WIN

Come rain or shine.

25.11.2020

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When was the last time you bought yourself a pair of wellington boots? Actually, let’s rephrase that question. When was the last time someone bought you a pair of wellington boots? We’ll take bets it was likely a family member. Around 5-10 years ago. A pair – most likely resembling the shade of sludge - stowed, safely, out of sight. Out of mind. Only to be taken out when absolutely necessary. Though, ‘tis the season to Free The Wellie. Two reasons: 

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Walking = Life, in 2020. As BURO. contributor, Lauren Bravo, points out: “Parks are the new pubs. Hillsides are the new hot eateries – or lukewarm, depending how well the Thermos holds out – and the new spa day is pissing behind a bush in the rain." As such, practical footwear is a must. End of. 

2

Designers from Saint Laurent to Bottega Venetta are breathing luxurious new life into this historically un-fashionable item. Bedazzled! Pink! Logoed! Here’s some of our favourite look-at-me styles to stomp around in this winter.

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THE NEW HUNTER

saint laurent x hunter boots with studs, £475

A modern update on the Glasto festival essential.

SUGAR RUSH

bottega venetta rubber rain boots, £465, net-a-porter

Pink Wellies. Need we say more?

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THE WORDSMITH

off-white 'for riding' wellington boots, £270, browns fashion

Is it a boot? A welly? Who cares!

CHECK MATE

burberry check rain boots, £320, farfetch

The fashion peacock of wellington boots. 

SIMPLE PLEASURES

ludwig reiter gardener boots, £365, net-a-porter

A countryside classic. AKA Wellies Charlie Dimmock Would Approve Of.

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IMAGES | courtesy of saint laurent

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