Beyond the jacket and umbrella, there comes the problem of what to wear on your feet during a rainstorm. Rainboots first come to mind. Yes, you may find me tromping about D.C. in my Burberry rainboots or my Hunter wellies. However, this poses a problem upon arrival. Do I wear my rainboots at the bar? Surely not. Unless you are going to the office, in which case you put the boots under your desk, the cumbersome rainboots present a storage issue should you (and you should) decide to change into heels, sandals, or ballet flats.
I present to you the answer: jelly flats. Yes, jellies (like those weird Old Navy ones you loved in the fifth grade), only ballet flats. At first, I was a non-believer. Then, I thought about it. They are rubber, so undamaged by puddles , small and easy to stuff in your purse, and cute enough that you may not need to change. And, some of my favorite designers are making them.
Tory Burch made the infamous Reva flat in jelly. ($95, Tory Burch).
For those of us over logo mania, Burch also made a sea urchin looking flat. ($110, Tory Burch).
Stuart Weitzman also has a logo-free but well-detailed jelly flat. ($140, Bloomingdales or Nordstorm).
And, currently sitting in my closet in hot pink, is JCrew’s bow-topped rainy day flat ( $55, JCrew).