Plus they were expensive so they seemed like they had to be fashionable. In college I bought a pair of F-Uggs because I couldn't imagine spending over $100 on boots. Oh college naivete!
But then one day someone besides Kate Hudson started wearing Uggs with a jean skirt and things got really Ugg-ly. Then everyone was wearing them in the summer and it became trashy. There was a lot of Uggs backlash. People were wearing them with the Juicy pants and trucker hats. It was just bad. And yet, people keep wearing them despite all the prejudices. They keep my friggin feet warm and I think they still look okay but they are tough to glamorize unless the look you are going for is chic Eskimo. They even managed to make it to New York Fashion Week.
Let's look at the evolution or rather the Uggolution of these boots.
|Originally they were shoes for Surfers|
|Then Sienna Miller made them seem ultra-hip if you paired them with a Balenciaga and fringe bangs|
|Kate Hudson also made people think they could wear them with sundresses|
|Of course you need a floppy hat|
|The Apres Ski look though I doubt she was skiing|
|So laid back|
|But then this started to happen|
The Louis Vuitton with the Uggs and the giant sunglasses was everywhere.
|But Sienna still wears them|
|As does Hilary|
|And SJP rocks them|
|I love the pink accents!|