Ugg Boots are Back – Would you like to wear this controversial Noughties trend again?
If you’re a provocateur with a taste for heated discussions, allow us to add a new topic to your repertoire of debates: Ugg boots are back – wear not wear?
Polarizing trends come and go, but Uggs remain the love-or-hate-them pot of the fashion world. To naysayers, they’re a relic of the early Noughties, and best to stay there with the low velor tracksuits (also back, if Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton have their way) they were necessarily worn with. Ugg-phobics see them as nothing more than the hangover uniform, carrying their sad owners from bed to bed; or worse – the stash of delicious pashmina mummies and the Chelsea tractor. And believe it or not, they also have a royal fan club – well, sort of. Take a look at Kate Middleton as a pair in 2007.
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But for Ugg followers, they never left. To us, they’re not only cozy (well, duh) but exude an irresistible West Coast ease (they were originally designed to keep surfers’ feet warm). For us, it will always be Sienna Miller at Glastonbury, not Paris Hilton at LAX. And now we find ourselves justified. At London Fashion Week, Molly Goddard collaborated with UGG, pairing her iconic tulle designs with comfy-looking platforms and slippers in eye-catching hues.
Molly Goddard SS21 © Ben Broomfield
The brand Ultra Mini Classic Boots also earned the A-List seal of approval: Irina Shayk uplifted the arrival of fall in a hot pink pair. Emrata has already been spotted in the style (classic tan, a perfect choice now that she’s pregnant), pairing them with a sleek leather jacket and a fluro blazer. Model Joan Smalls was spotted in the same style earlier this year. Sienna and Sarah Jessica Parker have always stuck to theirs; Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber and Rihanna are also fans. There have also been some savvy collaborations of the brand with renowned labels Eckhaus Latta and Y / Project in recent years.
Next up is Telfar. Its founder, Telfar Clemens, just released a teaser showing the collaboration’s logo, where the middle “ G ” in “ UGG ” becomes its famous “ TC ” badge, and a video that has already posted The internet in a frenzy, despite it only being released in 2021. And if you’re still not sure what the boots are, consider the brand’s fluffy slides – Gigi Hadid loves them, as do many. of those who nailed down their lockable wardrobes.
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Sure, beauty is in the eye of the beholder (blah, blah) but there’s something liberating about the unapologetic ugliness of Uggs. They don’t claim to be pretty and, in that sense, they have a refreshing authenticity: I am what I am, they say, take it or leave it. Uggs are attractive in the same way as Crocs and Clogs, Birkenstocks and Tevas, all of which have enjoyed provocative popularity in recent years. And in a year where we’ve all looked at the joys of comfort dressing, which may not be wooed by the thought of wearing something as toasty as slippers on the outside. and get away? Think of this as a public service announcement.
Irina Shayk in hot pink mini boots © Getty
Much of the appeal of the Ugg is rooted in the clumping. They can turn predictable looks into something lo-fi and cool, making them the perfect counterpoint to flippy dresses and shorts that are too short. It also grants trans-seasonal hero status. Whether you’re an eternal Ugg Stan, or just want to try and join those of us who already happily exist on the dark side, I also advise you to stay classic – the taupe and brown cut boots are eternally popular for one. reason (pastel shades can read a little WAG).
But wherever you are in the big Ugg debate, we can all agree on one thing: don’t even try to wear them on a wet day. It’s just asking for trouble.
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