Why not bring a little glamor into the garden (so long as you continue to keep your feet dry)? Denmark-based designer Ilse Jacobsen’s short, laced boots fill the bill on both counts:
Above: Handmade in Europe, the short Ilse Jacobsen Laced Rain Boot has a 1-inch heel and is $168 a pair from Terrain.
Above: Available in six colors, including (from L) black, red, navy, orange, olive, yellow, and gray.
Above: The waterproof boots have adjustable cotton laces and a cotton-polyester lining.