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How To Wear Ugg Boots With Anything

Updated on November 8, 2011

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


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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
  • capstone
  • belfair
  • sunburst tall
  • ultimate tall/ short
  • adirondack
  • highkoo
  • smithsfield

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!



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      Charee 4 years ago

      I think wearing them with shorts is really cute. I know it looks a little weird but more people wear them this way than you think. I mean I paid $260 for my chestnut sheepskin with the triple bailey buttons and the care kit. I DONT CARE if people tell me I look dumb wearing them with shorts. They didn't pay for them :)

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      craftarrific 6 years ago from California

      You crack me up! I love your writing style. The only objection I have is that I LOVE PINK! If I were to invest in a pair of Uggs, they would probably be PINK!

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      sabrani44 6 years ago

      Great tips, and hub! I have bearpaws which are basically the same things as uggs, and will use the tips provided.

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      emily 7 years ago

      the tips of my uggs got wet on the tips and i thought it would naturally dry off but theres a mark on it like it's still wet, but it's not..what am i suppose to do to get the mark off?

      someone please comment and help

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Yup - Uggs rock. Treat yourself if ever you find a few bucks going spare. They're a great gift to give your feet :)

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      sophs 8 years ago

      I luurrvveee the UGG boots! :) Great hub thanks for sharing!

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      Hungry Huy 8 years ago

      yes, definitely not for everyone. It's kind of gross that they expand out into even worse looking styles, but I suppose that is expected.

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      Tammy Lochmann 8 years ago

      I love Ugg boots. Great article.

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      Mystique1957 8 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      Andria..This is odd! I will never wear them that`s for sure! Hahaha! But I didn`t know what they were. So I felt compelled to nose around and learn! Interesting beings, you lovely creatures(a.k.a Ladies)Well, at least I won`t pass as an ignorant next time. Ugg?? Sounded to me like fairy boots. LOL

      Muito bem!

      Two uggs up!

      warm greetings and blessings,


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      Andria 8 years ago

      hey Red :) ood to see you here and you know ... they only put me on the front page so they can keep an eye me me lol ;)

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      RedElf 8 years ago from Canada

      So nice to see something sensible about these boots - and so nice to see you on the front page, froggy! Well done! The boots do look comfy, though ;)

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Abbie - thankyou :) Beautiful name too, one of my favourites! And you're very welcome :)

      Pineapple - some people think so, that's for sure :)

      Stephen - a very thoughtful and useful feedback, thankyou!

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Melissa - I totally get you. Fake is fine, it's what suits your pocket etc. Though i wouldn't buy anything looking like Uggs if they weren't sheepskin :)

      Miss Maudie - hey again :) Brittany? And from Cornwall? i spent many a happy holiday in Cornwall, a beautiful part of the world. And even though it's quite mild here, I'm still wearing mine :)

      UW - not that's gotta rock lol!

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Cabdie lol I love your enthusiasm, so infectious! Thankyou for wandering over, so good to see you Missy :)

      Fishtiger I think that's why they're called Uggs lol ;)

      Hey ethel, nice to see you :)

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      stephensaldana 8 years ago from Chicago

      Ugg boots are very much fashionable and have a style of their own. They are simply effortlessly classic. I have two pairs of them and wear all the time. They tremendously boost the overall persona of the individual. Thanks a lot for sharing the information. I await your future hub with great curiosity.

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      PineappleMuffin25 8 years ago from Des Moines

      Ugg boots are uggly hehehehe :)

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      Abbie Marshall 8 years ago from The Coast of Northern New England

      I love your opening - UGGs really were designed to warm cold feet! I live in northern New England, and it's wicked cold up here. I never liked UGGS until I moved up here from New Mexico...didn't need them there, but here - man,they are an essential piece of my winter gear.

      Thanks for a good read!

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      Susan Keeping 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      I managed to buy my UGGs from Adsense income :)

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      missmaudie 8 years ago from Brittany, France

      I'm wearing my Uggs now, with bootcut jeans and a big thick jumper. I put them on in October and don't take them off until March (gets cold in Brittany!) I think originally they were worn by surfers in places like Cornwall (where I'm from, that's how I know) who would put them on when they came out of the sea. Or that's what I've always been led to believe.

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      Melissasue24 8 years ago from Tipperary Ireland

      I love uggs. Sadly I am the owner of 14 fakes....

      I love the cheap ones because i wear tem out so quickly. They have to be the best invention in the world. I wear them 24/7. With everything. I can be seen sprting them with my pjs in the morning, With denim skirts in the summer. Greys and whites, ones with cheap diamontes on the back, pinks,( oh the shame). Four pairs of black and every shade of brown that the high street stores have.

      I sadly am an addict and wont go anywhere or do anything without a pair.

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      Eileen Kersey 8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Nice boots but a bit pricey

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      fishtiger58 8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Ugg they are ugly but a great read. Not to sure I would wear these.

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Oh man oh man!! You've found a few styles I don't see!! Love these boots! I wish we had dryer weather.. dry snow and they'd be perfect! We have such wet sloppy weather I see them and wonder how well they hold up against water. Love this hub FD! Terrific!!

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      Andria 8 years ago

      Lily - not everyone likes them to be honest. And some guys think they're completely off-putting. But living somewhere hot and sunny may limit their wearability. Still - it doesn't stop me :)

      Hey Dim :) They're fab. Now Buy some lol!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 8 years ago from Great Britain

      Great hub. My feet feel warm already. O but such a choice!!!!!

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      Lily Rose 8 years ago from East Coast

      I have never owned a pair of these, although I like them. Having lived mostly in Southern California and Southern Florida, I really haven't had the need. I think it's funny to see people wearing their UGGs even with shorts the moment a little bit of cold weather hits our parts!

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      Andria 8 years ago

      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s - hey there :) You know, I have a pair that are based on Ugg boots too. I couldn't resist them and they were in a half price sale and even better, they were black. my favourite nin-colour by far. Still, I treat them nicely and look after them exactly the same!

      Thankyou for stopping by and have a good one ;)

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      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 8 years ago

      Haha.. well, luckily, my artistic trades (barter living) paid off splendidly. I do not own Uggs, yet a special moccasin boot which Ugg mimicked! (had I paid it would have been nearly $200.00 American) LOL I can wear mine in any weather, mudd, sleat, snow, rain..(have a great shearling brush, too) The tough thing is to give them up when it gets warmer.. Have had my pair for 8 years.. LOVE em. I think many women may not like my sort, cause' if you're active they can lose shape after a while.. I am more into comfort than fashion.. haha

      Love your hubs..

      You have inspired me, Froggy!

      Uggs are great, I know thay are.. I am just a stickler to invest in long term, when possible ;)

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      Andria 8 years ago

      dfelker - now you've mentioned flip flops lol! I'm a flip flop fan, in a big way. I prefer Havaianas and wear nothing else in the summer. In fact thinking about it, the only decent-ish money I ever spend on anything is boots and flip flops :)

      fortune - hey there :) Lucky you! I don't have three pair but I'm working on it!

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      Andria 8 years ago

      UW - hey :) I don't own a pair of the cardy Uggs. Mine are strictly sheepskin. The wooly ones kinda felt as though I'd shoved my feet into a pair of mittens. Plus I just love sheekskin boots. Nearly all my boots are sheepskin rather than leather - I think it's my little 'thing' ;)

      MOW - evening :) You can wear them in rain, I wear mine when it's wet out. I just avoid torrebtial downpours and I really do spray them regularly with a water repellent spray.

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      I have three pair and wear them all the time, so comfortable. love em

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      dfelker 8 years ago

      In southern California, the kids and I love our boots when it's too chilly for flip flops! I like the new ones that have a bit of a heel.

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      myownworld 8 years ago from uk

      I too love wearing uggs (but mostly with tights and skinny jeans) so really enjoyed reading this. I was really interested in knowing how to care for them, so thanks for the great tips! Must remember not to wear them in mud and rain! (not really possible in london, but well....) Thank you for sharing all this!

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      Susan Keeping 8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      I love my UGG boots. I bought the cardy ones. They are so comfortable that I can wear them all day at work. I won't be wearing them in the summer :)