Ugg Boots Are Back, Discuss

Vogue has declared Uggs “back,” which leaves me to wonder: did they ever go away? Were they ever truly in to begin with or were they always just in a niche league of their own? “The Return Of The Ugg Boot” on British Vogue’s blog asks, “In the last month, how many times have you declined to step into your razzle-dazzle heels and opted for a pair of Uggs instead? Once? Twice?” The answer is zero times, Vogue, but I haven’t been wearing razzle-dazzle heels too often lately either, so maybe I’m the wrong person to answer that question. Vogue continues to inform us in the post that we peasants at last have permission from the fashion kingdom to wear the boots once again, but only if we full a “five-rule definitive style code” when doing so. Whoever wears Uggs in 2015, aside from normcore enthusiasts and It Girls, does so because A) they rightly prioritize comfort in their lives or B) they are badass fashion bosses who do whatever they want, Anna Wintour be damned, so I’m not really sure who Vogue thinks they’re giving sartorial permission to at this point. Either way, I’m not sure whether their comeback is supposed to make me happy or sad, because while they really are a little bit fugly, they’re also the comfiest and loveliest gift you can possibly give your feet on a winter morning. Thoughts? [WhoWhatWear; British Vogue]

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