Folks, I never thought I’d write the following words but here it goes: Ugg boots are making a comeback. Yep. That’s the tea. After wearing them non-stop for the entirety of the early noughties, we honestly never thought we’d see the day we wore them Out Out again. But here we are, in 2021, with stylish celebrities such as Kendall Jenner, Kaia Gerber and Emily Ratajkowski bringing back the OG fashion slipper. What’s more, they look pretty damn cool.
But it’s not just A-listers getting in on the trend, no sir. Global fashion shopping platform Lyst just release their Q4 report, compiling internet search trends, and Uggs come in at fifth place on the Hottest Women’s Product of 2020 list – a list which includes the top-searched high-end designer pieces – outranking the likes of cult-status Sleeper pyjamas and Stand Studio checkerboard coat. So yeah, the revival is real.
Now, if you had asked me this time last year whether the Ugg’s high-end fashion revival was likely, I would have said ‘huh?’. But now, with loungewear and ‘all things comfortable’ being the order of the day, we’re kinda here for the causal staple returning as a wardrobe mainstay. Because let’s be honest, no shoe is more perfect for an early morning dash to the shops for milk than these bad bois.
So, how are celebs styling the Uggs – the Ultra Mini version, to be specific – in 2021, you ask? With loungewear, of course. Pair the low-rise boots with your leggings and slouchy sweater for a retro off-duty vibe, like Kendall and Kaia:
… or swap the jumper for a crop top, unzipped jacket and layered necklaces to create a more trans-seasonal look, á la Irina:
Alternatively, make like EmRata by teaming your Uggs with a lime green hoodie and leather coat for a slightly more elevated vibe:
Joan Smalls goes for a similar feel with a casual halterneck LBD (little black dress) and a bubblegum pink teddy jacket:
Dua Lipa, however, leans fully into the nostalgia, wearing hers with a multi-coloured stripey jumper (the kind we can totally imagine Willow from Buffy The Vampire Slayer rockin’) and oh-so-noughties low-rise boyfriend jeans:
To that end, here are our favourite Ugg boot styles to shop:
Oh and here’s a little reminder of how far Ugg boots have come in the last decade (because any excuse for a nostalgic throwback will do, amiright?).
Here’s Kate Middleton back in her pre-royal days, wearing her Uggs with jeans, a statement necklace, chunky belt buckle and printed top while out and about in London in 2007:
And remember when Beyoncé wore hers with a belted mini skirt and blazer for the Superbowl press conference back in 2004?
Last but not least, noughties boho icon, Sienna Miller, donned Uggs for a trip to the theatre in 2005, paired with a white tee and cropped cardigan:
Did we mention we love nostalgia?
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