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If you think that Ugg boots belong in the back of your closet, destined to never see the light of day again, you might want to take a beat.
Why? For one, celeb stylist Rachel Zoe says so. That's right, the comfy, cold-weather shoe (that feels so good it's practically a slipper) is cool again—just in time for fall. And lucky for all of us that have a hard time with heels, Uggs these days go with everything. "You can live in Ugg day to night—wear them at home, wear them out and in whatever setting you will still look incredibly stylish," encouraged the pro.
Don't believe it? Keep reading for four celeb-inspired ways to wear Uggs any time, any place.
Just because it's your day (or night) off, doesn't mean that you shouldn't get dressed up at all. It's perfectly reasonable to want to keep it simple, but that doesn't give you free reign to look like a slob. The solution: Pull a Hailey Baldwin and swap in your boots anywhere that you would wear sneakers. Whether you're doing the crop top and short-shorts routine or going the flirty route with a miniskirt and bodysuit, consider Ugg boots your flat-shoe upgrade of the season.
UGG Classic II Tall, $200; H&M A-Line Skirt, $29.99; River Island Light Blue Wash Fleece Lined Denim Jacket, $100; Vince Wrap-Effect Silk Blouse, $275; Crap Eyewear The Tuff Patrol Sunglasses P, $66; Rebecca Minkoff 'Medium Julian' Backpack, $245
If you're jettsetting this fall (near, far or anywhere in between), comfort is key. But if you're a fashion girl like Olivia Culpo, looking good, no matter what, tops the list as well. You might only be wearing stretchy jeggings and an oversized sweater (your most off-duty outfit), but trust us: Fleece-lined boots are much easier to slip on and off when you're making your way through the airport's tedious TSA checkpoint.
UGG Classic Short Leather, $175; AEO Denim x Hi-Rise Jegging, $49.95; Theory Tace Turtleneck Long Sleeve Jersey Bodysuit, $160; 10 Crosby by Derek Lam Wool-Blend Cape, $398.28; Sunday Somewhere Soleil Sunglasses, $290; Clare V. Petit Henri Maison Pouch, $295
You can rationalize wearing the cozy shoe when traveling and hanging around the house, but yes, you can also wear Uggs out and about when you are being your most serious self, much like Hilary Duff. If you have a business meeting or something equally as professional on the books, the trick is to pair the under-the-radar footwear with structured pieces, like oversized sunnies, a cape jacket and a satchel, to instantly bring glamour to your look.
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We're all busy, so more often than not what you wear during the day winds up being the very outfit that you roll into happy hour in. If that's the case, you've got to make sure that your outfit is versatile enough to transition you from occasion to occasion. Not to say that Ugg spokesperson Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's look would work well for a cocktail party, but the all-black, no-fuss mentality is the safest way to look classy at any hour. Just be sure to keep it fun with trendy accessories like a colorful fur collar or the model's edgy choker.
UGG Classic II Short, $160; Topshop MOTO Black Coated Joni Jeans, $74; Mango Faux-Fur Denim Jacket, $89.99; Rebecca Minkoff MAC Circle Cross Body Bag, $195; Scosha Fiesta Gold-Plated Diamond Ring, $270; Vince Wrap-Effect Silk Blouse, $275
Thank goodness, too, because, really, who wants to wear heels when you can wear Uggs instead?