The first day of school covers a wide range of emotions. The thrill, anxiety, excitement, giddiness, and overall fresh feeling of new clothes, supplies and teacher are unique to this time of year. While it’s been a few weeks since most kids climbed the back-to-school bus I realized that there are a few things that make this time of year awesome: the 2016 fall styles that accompany this year’s back to school. Like these:
Rain Boots. Wouldn’t you know it. It rained the first day of school. A lot. Of course, my daughter’s bus was running late due to the nature of the day and the fact that it’s a very full bus. When the bus finally arrived one of the kindergarteners tripped on the bus steps and landed in a puddle of water that had been collecting on the curb. In the meantime my daughter’s full paper bag of school supplies was deteriorating.
While the rain continued for the next few days there was one beam of sunshine for my daughter and they’re called DOTS by Kamik (ARV $40). In other words, cute rain boots. Her red and white polka dot rain boots look darling with her leggings and skinny jeans and they keep her feet dry until she gets to her classroom and change into her school shoes. As for the boots themselves, they are domestically made and are 100% recyclable. As for travel, we’re eyeing Alaska for next summer and having been there I know how rainy it can get. DOTS are an easy packing list item.