_5401580.jpg'm rarely attracted to wellies, but these I'll have to make a special exception for. I'm quite taken by the bursts of red petals on the off-white background, which is somehow kept from being too messy by a neat black and white striping effect at the soles. An extremely practical buckle at the top of the boot allows easy adjustment to calf-size fits, and looks quite smart, too! Waterproof, of course, just in time for some rainy weather dregs, even in sunny California. US$125 for the kate spade 'Riley' red daisy boot.

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