Faux Pas: Uggs Get Choo'd Up
Sep 16, 2010
In fashion, there are rules and then there are faux pas. No white after Labor Day. Don’t mix black and brown. Never wear tights with open-toed shoes. These are rules, and rules are made to be bent or broken. But a faux pas is something entirely different.
In my opinion, most faux pas are the result of one of the Seven Deadly Sins. Most often, sloth–you buy an item for a utilitarian purpose but over time, that purpose is obfuscated by your laziness. For example, Uggs.
You buy a pair of Uggs to keep your feet warm on chilly Winter evenings at home. Then one day, you decide to wear them to the grocery store because you don’t feel like getting dressed for the store. Then the next day, you decide to wear them to brunch because it’s just a casual meal with friends.
And so on, and so on, until one day you’re wearing them to work because the office is cold, and your feet hurt, and they’ll be hidden under your pants, and who’s looking at your feet anyway, and besides, everyone is doing it?
Today’s faux pas, however, is a sloth and greed combo pack that would make a Catholic priest’s toes curl.
Uggs: Stud-ly, but still not Fashionable.
Meet the new Uggs designed by Jimmy Choo. That’s right, I said Jimmy Choo. The creator of sky high stiletto’s has decided to go slumming in shearling. That is if you consider paying $795 for a studded pair of Uggs slumming.
The idea of paying that kind of money for a pair of glorified bedroom slippers is astounding to me. The insanity of it almost makes wearing regular Uggs with their $140 price tag seem fiscally responsible. I hate Uggs in all their forms, but the idea of paying eight bills for a pair is just beyond the pale.
And what on Earth is Tamara Melton thinking? Her brand is a symbol of glamour and elegance, a beacon of hope for fashionistas everywhere , and she pairs up with UGGS! Perhaps it would make more sense if she had embarked upon this collaboration three years ago when Uggs were at the peak of their popularity, but like Juicy Sweatsuits and Crocs, Uggs are on a bit of a downswing.
Bottom line, if you really want a pair of studded Uggs, buy a Bedazzler. Because if you spend $800 on a pair of shearling boots, you deserve to have your credit card taken away from you.