Vogue House reviews were mixed. “They look so dumbsaid a stylish colleague, who preferred not to be named for fear of being blacklisted by PR, while Lois Adeoshun of the fashion team disagreed: “The Uggs are timeless yet ever-evolving, they are more than just comfy slippers – I love dressing them up with baggy jeans and a varsity jacket. That evening, I attended a fashion event, where my industry acquaintances rejoiced at the sight of my shoes. As for how I felt wearing them? I loved every minute of it, especially the feeling of trotting through the city streets in cloudy smoothness. Will I wear them to work again? Uh.
Day two: My ode to Sandler, the unsung hero of Ugg influencers. I wore my boyfriend’s basketball shorts with an oversized vintage football top and the brown mini boots. Unfortunately, it started raining when I left the house, so I also put on an oversized plaid Nanushka coat. The looks on my journey to work were more intense than the day before. There was definitely a chuckle or two, but what can you do when it’s all for the love of a fashion experiment?
My entry into the office was accompanied by a few smirks and puzzled expressions to my delight. “Uggs in the rain? asked digital fashion editor Alice Cary, who just ordered a pair. Then she saw the ward guards, keeping the sodden buckskin at bay. “They look great, obviously. I’m a huge fan and I’m not afraid to admit it.
Uggs are having a moment in fashion, and not just adored by new-era It-girls like Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Kaia Gerber. Over the past two years, the brand has collaborated with Y/Project, Molly Goddard, Telfar and Denim Tears, to name a few brands. For the Knwls Spring/Summer 2023 collection, designers Charlotte Knowles and Alexandre Arsenault created original pieces for their runway. “Ugg is such a recognizable and nostalgic brand for us,” the designers say via email. “We liked the idea of showcasing the worlds of Knwls and Ugg together.”
It’s official: Ugg boots are back, and frankly, I’m in love. There’s an Ugg (and rubber protection) for every occasion…