How To Wear Ugg Boots With Anything
Do you want to know how to wear Ugg boots? Simple - by adopting the spirit of their origins. And no, that doesn't mean walk around half naked and dripping wet from a surfing session - or whatever. It means that they were designed for warmth and comfort - i.e. they're meant to be worn with an untailored, unfussy and, most of all, casual look.
They were never designed as a fashion must-have. They were designed for something far more basic. The warming of cold feet.
How To Wear Ugg Boots
It's a fact that how to wear Ugg boots is an oft searched for query. For some reason, these sheepskin boots seem to fox a fair few women. They're not a pretty looking boot, nor could they be classed as hot - but they are trendy, popular and remain, for whatever reason, 'all the rage'.
But there is no secret sauce when it comes to wearing them. They really were designed for keeping feet warm. They're not a new fangled piece of sheepskin footwear, purely designed for fashion purposes. Instead, they were designed to be functional and user friendly.
And that's the easiest way of wearing them - casually. And add a little pinch of joie de vivre and you're most certainly on the right track. Oh ... and don't forget to look you know ... unassuming eh? Ugg boots are kinda ugly and there's no point trying to look cool and/or well tailored in them.
Remember: casual is key.
Wear Your Ugg Boots
The thing is, you need to wear your Ugg boots in a way that makes you feel comfortable. They're not to everyone's taste and I've had a friend or two raise an eyebrow at mine.
But - they could raise both eyebrows in unison and I'd still wear them. And that because I happen to like them. They're kooky, different and best of all they don't have a heel.
And for me, that's a huge plus. I rarely if ever fall over in flat anything so as far as I'm concerned, Uggs will always have one upmanship on anything with a heel underneath it.
Generally, sheepskin boots can be worn with any of the following:
- skinny jeans
- any jeans providing they're not overly flared
- leggings - again, any will work, pretty much
- if you're young and cute, try them with some shorts - if it's winter, shorts made of a thicker fabric and some cool tights
And what you shouldn't wear them with:
- anything tailored. Trust me, going to work wearing your standard office garb with a pair of Uggs on the end of your legs does not look good
- short mini skirts
pink. Anything pink ... and that includes buying Ugg boots in pink too
Choosing Your Ugg Boots
Choosing your Ugg boots depends upon what colors you like, whether you prefer short or longer boots. Do you want an unfussy style or something that looks a bit more funky?
The Ugg Cardy boot is becoming popular - they're slouchy, with a knitted fabric and have an overall relaxed look about them. Or the orignal Uggs tend to be quite plain, either ankle length or a little above the calf.
Then there are boots with lacing and button detail, or ones that are designed around weather conditions. The following list pretty much covers the different styles and types of the brand:
- classic tall
- classic short
- bailey button
- classic cardy
- classic tall strip
- classic argyle knit
- lo pro button
- lo pro drawstring
- sunburst tall
- ultimate tall/ short
It's fair to say that there's quite a few designs to choose from. My advice is stick to the original styles, anything from the classic range, unless you're looking for something more durable.
In that case, consider one of the weather styles, such as the Adirondacks. Also, buy a neutral color. You're more likely to get more use out of a sheepskin boot that's a classic color than something that's light and bright.
My personal choice are black classic ones - the classic tall. I wear them with jeans as a rule and I sometimes wear them with the top turned down, though not everyone likes to show a sheepskin cuff along the top of their Ugg boots.
How To Care For Ugg Boots
Knowing how to care for your Ugg boots is simple enough - though it's fair to say that it's unlikely you'll ever be able to keep them totally spotless. Suede is always more difficult to clean than leather and the Cardy ugg boots are harder to keep clean full stop.
The easiest way to prolong the life of your Uggs is thus:
- spray the boots, periodically, with a water repellent spray. I spray mine every few weeks and it does make a marked difference as to how clean they remain over time
- avoid lighter colored boots - much easier to look after a darker pair
- never wear them when you know you're going somewhere that's muddy - in the same way you'd avoid boggy ground in a pair of stilettos ...
- if you know it's raining heavily, again don't wear them - unless they're the leather version or you've got more money than sense
- don't wear them if its icy or snowing - the salt will mark the boots once they've dried off
- if you do get a muddy mark or marks on them you can either: wipe gently with a damp cloth, using circular motions then leave them to dry naturally. Once dry, another gentle buffing, this time with dedicated suede brush or cloth. Alternatively, let the mud dry then use a suede brush or cloth
In short, look after your ugg boots and they'll last longer. Keep your feet warmer in winter and cool in summer ... love your Uggs and they'll love you right back!