I love wellies. I'd never owned a pair--indeed had never even heard of wellies--before moving to England. But now I own a pair of light blue Hunters, and they make me so happy. Perhaps it's because I feel just a little bit more British when I'm wearing my wellies.
Pictured above is my current wellie obsession. I fell in love with these Ilse Jacobsen wellies the very first time I saw them at Petersham, which was over a year ago. Although they aren't actually British (Danish) and wouldn't be practical for the allotment (just imagine all the mud that would collect in those laces), they would be absolutely amazing around town. Like so many of the best shoes: impractical but very cute.