I've never liked Wellington boots. I thought they were far from being even remotely elegant or gracious or tasteful.
Then I moved to the UK. Northern UK to be more precise, with all the nice (or not) things this entails: rain, puddles everywhere, rain, lots of mud, rain. Two years of refusing to wear wellies and several damaged shoes later, I decided I had to be practical. Luckily for me, at the time I decided to go on with Mission Wellingtons, wellies had been in the fashion scene for some time, and apparently they also came out in modern and stylish designs. I bought mine last week. They are bright, they are modern, and they can be cleaned unbelievably easily!
Oh the joy of not ruining my Uggs!