One source claims the 18-year-old was actually bullied for being there -- apparently not everyone thought she earned the right to walk the shows!
The insider spilled:
The rehabbed redhead got caught in the rain while prowling the streets of New York City with an older male friend on Wednesday, but luckily she was somewhat prepared.
Lindsay's upper half was shielded from the light drizzle thanks to a Burberry trench coat and bear rain hood, while her legs and feet only had a pair of skinny jeans and non-waterproof looking shoes for protection.
Maybe she should have bought those boots after all!
Oh well, at least her wish to wear crazy fall headgear was partially granted!
[Image via Alberto Reyes/WENN.]