When stepping outside ‘normal’ fashion parameters, kids can feel more confident, sleek, and carefree like the summer breeze. So, if you’re child wants to sport the new simple yet stylish rain boot style- go for it!
Wearing Rain Boots With Style
Summer is here again, and once upon a time – in your once vibrant youth – that was cause for excitement! Whether you were a child in grade school or a university student, summer meant freedom from study and responsibility, the opportunity to work a job and have plenty of disposable income at hand, or even just to laze about all summer enjoying your life of irresponsibility and freedom.
‘Looking the part’ is becoming more of an issue, especially in younger kids and teenagers. Remember when you wore ‘different’ weather-consistent styles ages ago? Today, you’re the parent, and not only are you thinking practicality but you’re also thinking style.
An everyday accessory
What’s the first clothing accessory that comes to mind when considering what you need for your outfit to look complete? If you’re like most people, the first idea that pops into your mind is probably following current fashion trends, which means having cool shoes. These days, children are wearing kid’s rain boots because they can, even when it’s not raining! These days children can wear their fashionable rain footwear when playing in the rain or in mud puddles or simply as part of their everyday attire. If it works for them, it should work for you.
Winter alternative to snow boots
Suffice it to say, children aren’t always thinking like meteorologists. Snow hits the ground between December and March (in many places), yet this doesn’t stop children from wearing footwear that is probably detrimental to their short-term health. However, some rain boots do have insulated linings that offer protection (with thicker socks) from elemental damage, meaning your youngster’s dream of making snow angels with rain boots is very much alive. In fact, several manufacturers make snow boots that are water repellent, meaning they’re seasonally cross-promoted.
Formal dress-up, informally
Coming up with something to wear with sundresses and formal kid’s wear isn’t easy, although one could step outside the norm and wear rain boots in really cool ways during summer, spring or fall months. Parents want children to attend functions like dinners or special events looking prim and proper, yet younger kids love being ‘swaggered out’; fashionable rain boots can meet both demands in the middle. Depending on where you shop, you could meet your child in the middle and grab regular rubber boots with a certain flare.
More than just a fashion trend, the rain boot is a constantly evolving cultural phenomenon that defies all the traditional concepts of the American child’s growing needs. In fact, many rain boot makers are influenced by various youth-propelled cultures, regional weather patterns and forward thinking trends, and are spontaneous and charming in the eyes of parents.