Best Bet: Dorian Waterproof Boots

Though wellies are lifesavers in rain and slush, you don't always want to spend the day tromping around in rubber boots. These Dorian boots by Cole Haan pair the waterproof capabilities of wellies with a moto boot look, so you can wear them around work or out at night without having to bring a change of shoes. The textured leather uppers keep feet dry, while the slip-proof 1.5-inch rubber heel lends a manageable touch of height. The buckle detail can be worn in the front, back, or detached completely.

Dorian waterproof boot, $228 at Cole Haan or online.