Q. What is your take on Ugg boots? I have been anti Ugg boots for years, but suddenly I am having a change of heart. I see them everywhere now, and they are growing on me, especially the cute sweater styles. And a few weeks ago, I had a miserable experience involving frozen toes and uncomfortably stiff flat leather boots that has pretty much convinced me that I need a pair of Uggs. But please tell me, honestly, is there any way to wear them without looking completely tragic? That’s a lot of money to spend to look really stupid, even if your toes are warm and happy!
A. This is a question I can really relate to. For years, I was a die hard Ugg hater - I hated that they were so trendy, I hated that people wore them in the summer with shorts, and I hated the way they looked. Over the years, though, Ugg Australia has introduced a variety of styles to add to their classic line, which have a lot more style than traditional Uggs (in my opinion).
Coincidentally, I was given my first pair of Ugg boots just last month - this year’s hot Bailey Button boot. I’m not sure if it’s the arctic temperatures we’re having this winter or the updated look, but I am officially a convert and proudly wear my super warm, supremely comfortable and somewhat cute Uggs everywhere. A little late to the game, perhaps, but like you, they are growing on me. And considering that you can buy them everywhere from Bergdorf Goodman to ShopBop.com, they are most definitely not disappearing from fashion’s radar anytime soon.
Our advice? Choose a pair that has interesting details, like buttons, buckles or laces, and wear them with skinny jeans or leggings and a cozy sweater. Skip the knit styles which tend to look dirty after a few wearings. And please, do not wear them with shorts!