Leggings as trousers
Two words: Camel Toe. Just don't do it to yourselves, or us for that matter.
Two words: Camel Toe. Just don't do it to yourselves, or us for that matter.
The two footwear companies have just announced they are working together on a collection of women’s sheepskin footwear, which will be hitting the shops in October.
The range, which includes 5 styles made up of different colourways, is said to be based on the traditional Ugg boot and will combine the sophistication of the Jimmy Choo brand we lust after each season.
Tamara Mellon, president of Jimmy Choo said:: “Other than Jimmy Choo, UGG Australia is the only other footwear I have in my wardrobe. We are delighted to have created a special capsule that captures the best of both brands – the legendary comfort of UGG with the spirit of Jimmy Choo.”
However when two well known brands get together the results aren’t cheap. Prices for the range will start from a huge £495.
Are you an Ugg lover who will you be saving up for these? Or do you think these designs will be as ghastly as the traditional sheepskin Uggs?
Let us know by leaving your comments below.
We’ve been split on Ugg boots and similar ever since Lauren bought the fashion to light in her column. Looking at the comments we received and the number of you who Twittered, it seems there’s a divide between those of us who define them as trend and those who think they are tragic.
So we want to get to the bottom of this. We’ve put together a gallery of boots for this year which, we think fall into the love them or hate them category. Take a look at the gallery by clicking on the picture below and then let us know your thoughts by voting.
We look forward to reading your views.
However, the fluffy suede Anna Sui Shakoha FitFlop Boot does more than look good/bad (delete as appropriate).
The limited edition boot offers the boho look all while toning and trimming your legs. Like it’s FitFlop flip flop predecessor, it’s claimed to be biomechanically designed with a patent-pending Microwobbleboard TM Technology to activate your muscles more with every step.
However, for $195 we think we’d rather join the gym.
Ah, winter. The nights are drawing in, the leaves are falling, there’s a chill in the air. We’re waking up to the kind of mornings where you want to get dressed under the covers. Suddenly layering stops being a style statement and becomes a survival tactic – in my house particularly, where we forgo central heating for the less expensive option of dressing like the Michelin Man.
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But we can’t complain – this season, fashion has furnished us well. Designers have given us cocoon coats, chunky knits, even that mutant aberration of the dressing-up box, the snood, is back to give our chilly necks a hug. “If only”, you find yourself thinking, “there were some sort of fleece-lined bootie to complete the ensemble. If only I had a shoe so padded that it took my outfit beyond mere realms of clothing, into that of being an actual walking cushion.
“But wait… didn’t we once have footwear like that? If memory serves, it wasn’t so long ago. Indeed, there it is, calling from the back of the wardrobe… like an old, water-stained friend, just yearning to be tramped through the rocky terrain of the Hebrides… or Hampstead… or Jack Wills…” But no! Resist! In the name of all that is holey (sic), PUT THE UGGS DOWN.
Now, I hate to bring this up just when your toes are needing the most insulation, but it has to be said. If ever a clothing item has outstayed its welcome, it is the fated Ugg. Like the boring guest that lingers on long after the party is over, those sheepskin boots have been popping up on our streets year after year, oblivious to the fact they haven’t really been stylish since before Emma Watson hit puberty. I regard them as the flipflop’s winter counterpart – predictable, aesthetically unappealing and a total waste of a shoe opportunity. Why won’t they just lie down and die?
Their place in the hall of fashion fame was dubious from the start. Sienna Miller has a lot to answer for, we know, but even she couldn’t have predicted the gusto with which the women of Britain would take such an unlikely contender to their hearts. Maybe it’s because we all secretly want to wear slippers in the street. Perhaps it’s because we’ve all idly wondered what it would look like to chop off our own feet and replace them with those of Winnie the Pooh.
Or maybe, and here is my Big Theory of the Week, it’s because we’ve become so blinkered when it comes to shopping that we can no longer recognise the ridiculous when it’s sitting on the end of our own limbs. Ugg adversaries have been pointing out for years now that the clue is in the name, but that just isn’t reason enough.
Because fashion loves ugly. It thrives on ugly. Season after season, utility fashion returns to the catwalks and bizarre, bulky purchases return to our wardrobes. Parkas, waders, polo necks, peg-leg trousers. The kind of clothes that make even the most self-confident shopper wonder, quietly, in the corner of an Urban Outfitters changing room, whether it’s all been cooked up as a big joke just to see how far we will go.
Think of Cheryl Cole in that black metal fan affair a few Saturdays back. Think of Madonna at the Met Costume Institute gala. Think of Agnyess Deyn in pretty much anything. We can seek out flattering hemlines and complimentary colours all we like, but the quickest way to earn fashion kudos is always going to be to find something hideous and wear it with aplomb.
But there are two crucial keys to ugly style: firstly, limit it to one item per outfit, and balance it with something genuinely attractive. And secondly, know when to let it go. Uggs, your days are numbered. I know some biker ankle boots that could totally take you down.
Do you want Ugg boots banished? Leave your comments below and let us know.
Love them or hate them there’s no denying that sheepskin Ugg boots are a must have every year.
However, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s looking like it may become leader of the pack (or flock.)
If you’re a fashion girl that doesn’t like to follow the herd, then these Kau Boots will heat up your heart as much as they do your feet. Why? Because, the company claims that every pair is completely different as they are made from individually hand selected hide.
And it doesn’t end there. Kau offers three different heights and seven colour options including black leather, mainly brown, brown and white and black and white. You can also pick from three different linings and two different soles.
Those that want to make their boots that extra bit special can also opt for the tailored option, which means getting arty by drawing around your feet and sending it off to the company. And the best thing is it will only set you back an extra £20.
The boots range from £199.99 – £279.99.
If you just can’t fathom the idea of sporting a pair of UGGs with your latest outfit, you may want to reconsider your abstinence from this Australian brand that many fashionistas have deemed simply ugg-ly. UGGs boots are putting a fashionable step froward this winter with unique collage styles in suede, leather, and somewhat attractive styles.
Take the UGG Australia Sandra Wedge Boot, $325, for instance. This one features antiqued dark chocolate suede and leather, trimmed with genuine sheepskin cuffs and plenty of lining. A 3″ wedge heel ensures you’ll enjoy height benefits while trekking over snowbanks, and UGGs even encourages you wear it barefoot to make the most of the moisture-wicking micro pile lining. This one easily pairs up with the season’s leggings and skinny pants, without compromising on style.