April showers might bring May flowers, as the saying goes – however, those pesky thunderstorms that last well into June can sure cramp your style when it comes to finding cute puddle-proof footwear.
Thankfully, Melissa Shoes has the answer to remaining fashionably chic during those days that get in the way of our spring sunshine. Melissa is responsible for taking the age-old jelly shoe and sculpting them into high fashion fancy foot wear by collaborating with high end designers such as Vivienne Westwood. The Westwood Mary Jane’s are ridiculously comfortable, even on a dry sunny day walking around town.
They are available in every color of the rainbow, and in some cases, in high definition sparkle mode. The shoes are not limitted to waterproof flats – striking red Lady Dragon heels can don the feet of a fierce party gal for a special occasion. Fans of the Westwood collaboration will be overjoyed to know that the king of French couture, Jean Paul Gaultier, will soon be lending his innovative visionary touch to the brand.
If New York City is your cosmopolitan habitat of choice, you are lucky enough to be a hop, skip, and a jump away from Melissa-carrying boutiques such as Kit 228 in Nolita next to Soho. Should you be a suburban fashionista ready to sport these plastic dreams, you can purchase them online at www.melissaplasticdreams.com.
If jelly shoes are not your forte, there is always Shuella to shield your shoes from water damage. Shuella is exactly what it sounds like – a stylish shoe umbrella available in a multitude of colors, ranging from hot pink to lemon yellow, lime green, and basic black. You’ll never ruin another set of expensive foot gear again from an unlikely storm if you shell out the $49.95 to own a pair of Shuella (www.shuella.com), which come with a custom zip locked pouch and wipe cloth, so that you can neatly tuck them away when you reach your desination.
No waterproof look is complete without a satisfyingly decadent luxe rain coat. Agent Provocateur’s Kendra Mac coat will fend off the raindrops in high fashion form, while allowing a woman to be eye-catching in the most alluring way.
Perhaps owning stylish rain wear to dress up in may be the key to getting you out the door on those bleak thunderstorm days.