Tubular Thrifting: Brighten up a rainy day

Do not let society stop you from wearing bright rain boots confidently

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Tubular Thrifting: Brighten up a rainy day

Claire Boone, A&E editor

Welcome back, I hope you have had a wonderful week despite the crazy amount of rain we have acquired recently! The rain seems to be occurring more frequently which left me with a feeling of thankfulness for my many pairs of rain boots that I have acquired from thrift stores over the years.

Rain boots are probably one of my favorite types of boots; they can be tall, short, patterned or solid. They are such a versatile footwear. I find myself wearing them with shorts, skirts, leggings, and even dresses.

My favorite pair of rain boots were, of course, thrifted from Savers. They are an extremely outgoing pink and black zebra pattern, which draws attention to me in the hallways. The crazier your boots are, the more fun you will have while wearing them. The best part about the whole process is deciding how to style them.

When styling these specific rain boots, I have learned to make them the main focal point of my entire outfit. For example, I might wear a plain black top and some light wash jeans, so I do not draw attention away from the boots. If I am feeling a little motivated to dress up, I might pair the boots with a jean skirt and a grey long sleeved shirt. The most important thing about wearing the boots is that you feel comfortable and confident.

Confidence is one thing that you will be no stranger to as you thrift more and more. Your confidence in yourself will grow over time, the more you take fashion risks. As long as you are having fun and you are comfortable, no one else’s opinion should matter. Do not allow yourself to conform to the “norms” of society if that’s not what you want to do. Take a step out of your comfort zone and buy some crazy rain boots, and if you don’t wear them then that’s okay. The best part about taking that step is that it’s cheap. My rain boots were only five dollars, and I have definitely got my money’s worth.

Rain boots are something that make me happy and make me who I am. Find your rain boots and wear them proudly as you turn heads while walking down the street, or the hallway.

Stay thrifty,

Claire Boone


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