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Found: The Ultimate Wardrobe Essential for a Rainy Winter

Discover why Merry People gumboots are the must-have essential for a stylish and dry winter wardrobe.

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It's official: this winter is going to be wet. 

With a possible La Niña on the cards, there's not only a need to rug up against the cold but also prepare for the likelihood of wet, wintry commutes, unexpected rainfall and mud. 

While we love a misty, wet winter wonderland, it brings with it the need to add something both practical and stylish to our wardrobes. 

Enter: gumboots. Specifically, those created by Merry People.

Born from creator Danielle Pearce's frustration at not being able to find a comfortable, quality, everyday pair of boots that could withstand Melbourne's wet-weather commutes, these modern, versatile and colourful gumboots have become a stylish staple.

Here’s why we'll be adding a pair of Merry People boots to our winter footwear lineup.

Stylish Yet Functional

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If your idea of gumboots is reminiscent of the utilitarian realms of gardening and farming, it's time to think again.

Thanks to Merry People, gumboots have undergone a significant (and rather fashionable) transformation, and have made their way onto the feet of the style set with a bang.

With sleek designs that can effortlessly transition from a casual stroll in the park to a chic coffee date in the city, the streamlined shapes and stylish finishes mean you can wear them without compromising your look.

Case in point? Merry People's best-selling Bobbi boot has over 15,000 five-star reviews. Blending fashion and function, these everyday rain boots are designed for utmost comfort and are easy to dress up or down.

Quality That Withstands the Weather

With any purchase comes the inevitable question: is it worth the cost?

With cost of living pressures higher than ever, we're more discerning when it comes to how we spend our hard-earned cash. 

And, of course, when it comes to rainy weather, durability is key. Merry People boots are designed to withstand the elements, providing excellent protection against rain, puddles, mud and other adventures. 

Made from premium, waterproof materials (like vegan, natural rubber), they ensure your feet stay dry and comfy, no matter how wet it gets. The boots are also fully lined with flexible neoprene for extra comfort (and also means the rain boots are rated for below-freezing temperatures). 

Cushioned from ankle to toe, and with in-built arch support, each pair is meticulously crafted with quality and longevity in mind. Every purchase comes with a 12-month warranty and free returns.

Colourful and Versatile

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Worried your wellies won't match your wardrobe? Merry People has you covered. 

Whether you prefer classic black, brown or nude, or bold, bright hues to add a pop of colour to a grey, rainy day, there's a pair for you. 

Choose an olive green or navy blue shade for an earthy, sophisticated edge, or go vibrant with red, yellow, purple or sky blue to make a striking style statement. 

The range of Merry People styles available also mean there's a boot perfect for all of your winter activities. From the everyday, classic Bobbi Boot to the fashion-forward, urban-inspired Tully Boot or even the knee-high Fergie, which features a long, lean silhouette and chunky heel, Merry People boots can handle whatever activities you want to throw at them. 

Pair them with jeans and a sweater to suit a laid-back, casual cool style, or pair them with a dress and stockings for a look that's a little more polished. 

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