Rihanna’s Convinced Me, I Want A Pair Of Uggs (Again)

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by Lucy Morris |
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Prepare yourself, for next week temperatures in the UK, will drop to -5 Degrees as the ‘Beast from the East 2’ (otherwise known as the sequel nobody ever asked for) rears its ugly head. Just in time, Rihanna has given her seal of approval to the cosiest of footwear.

The singer arrived at JFK airport in New York wearing a pair of classic camel-coloured Uggs. With temperatures set to plummet, now is the time to turn to the most combative of clothes - a ski jacket here, cashmere thermals there - and there is no denying this sheepskin bootie is ready to take on the most frigid of environments.

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First, it was Birkenstocks, then it was a Dior saddle bag and now it’s a pair of tan Uggs. Though aesthetically polarizing, no one can deny that the latter footwear fits neatly in with the trend for resurfacing polarizing fashion from the early 2000s.

Rihanna showed her allegiance last April when she slipped on Y/Project’s thigh-high Uggs for Coachella. Glenn Martens, Y/ Project’s creative director told Vogue that those high-rise boots were like, 'putting your foot in a warm pot of butter, and I thought why not elevate that and immerse your full legs!' If anything the mid-calf pair Rihanna wore through the airport is a comparatively tame iteration.

Uggs are the quintessential victim of their own success. First time around, they were so popular that they became ubiquitous with everyone from mums on the school run to Kate Moss. It was death by overexposure. Fashion delights in subversion, in championing the least trendy thing they can think of (dad sneakers are a prime example) and with mass casualisation sweeping through the industry (how else do you explain the rise of athleisure and the demise of ties and office dress codes?) this squishy Californian shoe has never felt more appropriate. Especially with a brutal weather front is threatening

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