Fashion Fun - How to Wear Uggs - From the Outlandish to the Outstanding

Shoes define us. We are known and judged by the friends we keep and the shoes we wear. For many men and women, the shoe that they wear will tell the whole story of the person. Do you value heels and elegance? Do you value comfort and loafers? Are you a boater who always can be found wearing deck shoes? Or do you value the comfort of a natural sheepskin? Do you love the look and feel of the sheepskin boot that we have grown to love and wear everywhere? If you do, you are in for a treat. From weddings to surfing to military combat to toddlers and dolls and even star football quarterbacks now famously support and wear these classic shoes. Join as we explore the best and the worst, from outlandish to outstanding and join with us in our poll about UGGs. Explore the brave new world of sheepskin boots and what these boots can do for you and your wardrobe.

UGG Australia

"UGG Australia (or simply UGG) is an American footwear company and is a division of the Deckers Outdoor Corporation. UGG is a registered trademark."

Magical Material - Sheepskin

All UGGs are made of sheepskin. Like all items in life there are fakes and there are synthetic shoes that mimic this design.

Is it UGGs or Uggs? Or Just Ugly?

The origin of the name has some controversy but this story shared by wikipedia appears to have allot of validity to me:

"Frank Mortel of Mortels Sheepskin Factory has stated that he began manufacturing the boots in the late 1950s,[9][10] and named his company's sheepskin boots "ugg boots" in 1958 after his wife commented that the first pair he made were "ugly."[11][12][13][14]"

UGGs and Our Culture

Funny UGGs poster detailing trendwhore
Funny UGGs poster detailing trendwhore | Source

Wedding UGGs

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UGGs and a wedding dress
UGGs and a wedding dress | Source
UGGs and a wedding dress
UGGs and a wedding dress | Source
UGGs and a wedding dress
UGGs and a wedding dress | Source

Casual Shoe Style at the Wedding?

I would definitely want a pair of Jimmy Choo's UGG designs but I draw the line with wearing UGGs at a wedding. Of course, it is all about friendship and if the bride so desires to wear boots at her wedding, she is Queen for the day and I would gracefully comply but I would never encourage this unorthodox use of a boot. No boot belongs at a wedding - personal opinion only!

Surfer UGGs

three surfers wearing Uggs and carrying surfboards
three surfers wearing Uggs and carrying surfboards | Source
surfer carrying surfboard and wearing tan Uggs
surfer carrying surfboard and wearing tan Uggs | Source

Surfer UGGs

blond girl wearing red one piece swimsuite and UGGs
blond girl wearing red one piece swimsuite and UGGs | Source

From Sporting Shoes to Wedding Shoes

Surfers know this is a fantastic shoe for the water and the sand. It was the surfers who discovered the Uggs and brought this great shoe into its own.

Yes, I know you would have logically assumed it would have been the military men and women who needed a shoe that breathes and moves with you and adds comfort during stressful situations but no, while the military can be found wearing Uggs, it was the surfers who first recognized this great comfort item that millions of us enjoy daily.

Military Men in Uggs

The Australian term "uggs" simply meant a pair of sheepskin shoes, and back in the day there were some real badasses in the market for them:
The Australian term "uggs" simply meant a pair of sheepskin shoes, and back in the day there were some real badasses in the market for them: | Source

Military Combat and Outdoor Use

The surfers brought this boot to us and yet we can find in the archives where the military used these boots. I can see more use today for our military - especially with the dessert camoflague but later on we will see UGGs in the classic military green so who knows maybe someday the armed forces will see the benefit of real sheepskin shoes (but with the added orthopedics but of course!).

Sheep Skin Is Worth It!

Not made for snow. Remember they originated in Australia. Since these shoes have no traction, there is no grip for the icy, snowy surfaces. What is great is these shoes have great airflow which works great for both the winter and for the summer. If you think a duck and have ever tried a down comforter, you will understand the natural worth that only Mother Nature can provide.

Even though there is no arch support and no support for your ankle, the best of the both world's is adding orthodontics to your boots.

The video at the right a great product review that compares the different boots side by side.

Not for Just Women Any More

With the addition of quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots to help launch the men's line, UGGs is no longer just for the surfers, or women in sundresses and jeans, UGGs is truly a unisex boot.

Sundress Uggs

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Mothers Wearing Uggs (and Sometimes Daughter Too!)

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Kate Moss and daughter in Uggs
Kate Moss and daughter in Uggs | Source
Jessica Simpson wearing Uggs with family
Jessica Simpson wearing Uggs with family | Source
Marcia Cross in Uggs carrying her daughter
Marcia Cross in Uggs carrying her daughter | Source

Mother's Wearing Uggs

Uggs are perfect for young Mothers who are busy with their families. From celebrity Moms and more, we see where Uggs work perfectly in their busy lifestyles.

Camouflage Uggs

beautiful black girl in army green jacket blue jeans and camouflage color Uggs
beautiful black girl in army green jacket blue jeans and camouflage color Uggs | Source

Camoflague Uggs

I would have thought that camoflague Uggs would be at the top of my never list but yet at the photo shown to the right showcases, the carefully pulled together pieces on this model work exceptionally well. I have a natural affinity to green anyway (sorry for the pun I just wasn't able to help myself!). The camoflague uggs adds a new dimension to this casual boot and for those of us who love the fall colors and relish in green will delight in this (OK, I promise I will stop with my puns!).

Uggs with Sweat Pants Walking the Dog

Angela Simmons walking her dog wearing white sweat pants and Uggs
Angela Simmons walking her dog wearing white sweat pants and Uggs | Source

Least Favorite

Beyond the wedding Uggs, the fashion statement that doesn't work under any condition is Uggs with sweat pants. Even the beautiful Barbie doll like model, I believe she is a famous personality is not able to make this pairing work.

Where These Shoes Won't Work

It doesn't belong with your workout attire. Sweat pants and natural sheepskin boots do not pair fashionably well.

Blue Jean UGGs and Fur

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UGGs with blue jeans with a fur vest
UGGs with blue jeans with a fur vest | Source
Uggs with blue jeans with a fur collared jacket
Uggs with blue jeans with a fur collared jacket | Source
blue jeans with tan Uggs and fur vest
blue jeans with tan Uggs and fur vest | Source
Uggs with fur vest
Uggs with fur vest | Source

Favorite Fashion Statement - Pairing Uggs With Jeans and Fur

My favorite fashion statement is Uggs with jeans and fur. It is simply a natural. Sorry I had to hit this pun. The Uggs are made of shearling, a natural fiber, the added jacket with fur trim or the full fur vest I believe continues the casual but elegant tone of the Uggs and creates an enduring fashion statement.

UGGs with Shorts

UGGs with shorts
UGGs with shorts | Source

UGGs with Ripped Blue Jeans

Uggs with ripped blue jeans
Uggs with ripped blue jeans | Source
black Uggs with ripped blue jeans
black Uggs with ripped blue jeans | Source

Jennifer Lopez Sporting Fur Vest Jeans and UGGs

Stylish Jennifer Lopez gracefully pulls together the fur vest with blue jeans and a t shirt and Uggs
Stylish Jennifer Lopez gracefully pulls together the fur vest with blue jeans and a t shirt and Uggs | Source

Royal Uggs and Black Jeans and Uggs and More!

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Kate Middleton in black jeans and tan Uggs
Kate Middleton in black jeans and tan Uggs | Source
blue jeans with Uggs
blue jeans with Uggs | Source
Katie Price in leather sheep skin lined boots in tight blue jeans
Katie Price in leather sheep skin lined boots in tight blue jeans | Source
Kelly Ripa in Ugg boots and tight blue jeans
Kelly Ripa in Ugg boots and tight blue jeans | Source
white jeans with Uggs
white jeans with Uggs | Source

Jeans and Royalty with Uggs

You don't have to be a true princess to wear Uggs and Uggs pairs very nicely with almost any pair of jeans. From black jeans to white jeans, Uggs works well with the clothing you already have in your closet. Check out the many versions of Uggs with jeans showcased to the right. Who wears jeans and Uggs the best - the Princess but of course! But many would contend that Kelly Ripa was Queen of this contest! What do you think?

Who wore Uggs with jeans best?

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Children UGGs

five children sitting and laughing on a bench with mountains behind them all wearing Uggs boots in different colors
five children sitting and laughing on a bench with mountains behind them all wearing Uggs boots in different colors | Source
two little girls both wearing Uggs
two little girls both wearing Uggs | Source

Dolls Wearing UGGs

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doll wearing Uggs
doll wearing Uggs | Source
Barbie doll wearing black outfit with pink Uggs
Barbie doll wearing black outfit with pink Uggs | Source
blonde doll with black pants white hoodie and tan UGGs
blonde doll with black pants white hoodie and tan UGGs | Source
doll and girl side by side in matching outfit with jeans and grey UGGs
doll and girl side by side in matching outfit with jeans and grey UGGs | Source

Dolls Now Offer Uggs

The true testament to a fashion statement, style icon or famous person is the recreation in the form of a doll. Uggs have graduated and now proudly are apart of the toy industry, appearing proudly on dolls.

Matching Doll with the Outfit

One of the great items today for children is matching the outfit with the child's outfit. A little bit of a vanity and little bit of minnie me but delightful. Imagine your child or better you back in your youth with a doll with your same hair style and the very same outfit. This is a little girl's dream.

Dolls Need More UGGs

The Barbie doll world could use more Uggs. Sadly there are not many choices with Barbie donning a pair of Uggs. Barbie is always a mirror of our society and somehow Mattel is missing an important part of our culture. Of course, we could buy a doll size pair of Uggs and add them to any wedding Barbie but that defeats the purpose of Barbie being the mirror of our fashionistas.

Uggs Are Timeless

Uggs have firmly cemented a place forever in our history. I don't foresee them going by the wayside of other shoes. Why? Because they are made of a natural material. Anything from Mother Nature has an enduring quality because we admire nature. A natural material will forever be the fashion statement for our shoes. And while the surfers who are perhaps the most connected to nature have shown us the importance of this simple boot. Uggs are timeless and will be forever loved, generations to come - mark my words.

Are Uggs Ugly to You?

Beauty if in the eye of the beholder - are Uggs beautiful to you?

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Share Your Opinion

Who wear Uggs the very best?

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Uggs More Than a Style a Lifestyle

Uggs are more than a style, they are a lifestyle. They permeate every part of our culture and our life. With the exception of the sweatpants, I feel all of these choices are great. Well, I must be truthful would draw the line with the wedding Uggs. I am progressive but weddings are sacred and the casual sneaker or Ugg should be reserved for the reception.

The item that surprised me the most is the origins in surfing. I have researched surfing and have never before come across this. The military, the sweatpants - none of those were a surprise and even the sundresses I am grown accostumed to.

Uggs are appropriate for all ages - toddlers through seniors. And while we didn't touch upon any seniors, I can see us all growing old in these shoes that have natural materials. After all, isn't that how we as humans started out - living off the land and co-dependent upon fur and sheepskin?

The final question - the most important question - would you own a pair of Uggs? If so, how do you wear your Uggs?

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