I always feel quite invincible in these wellies. Perhaps it's due to my other footwear being on the less practical side--ballet flats or even low-heeled oxfords aren't ideal shoes for the paths I like to wander along. But in my wellies no path is too muddy, every stream is crossable, and wading into a lake for a few photographs is perfectly reasonable. They're also really handy in the snow and the remaining slush and ice that lingers for much longer after the snow has melted. We've only had a couple of proper snows this winter and usually it's cleared away by the next day, but vestiges do remain.
hat c/o Modcloth (old)
thrifted skirt (similar here)