Attention, Fashion Fille readers!
Are you a fan of Ugg boots? Because today, we’re giving out a $100 Shopbop.com instant gift card to one commenter who tells us which pair of classic Ugg boots from Shopbop.com is her favorite, and why.
The most fashion-inspiring comment wins, so get creative. Tell us what you'd wear with them and where you'd sport your look.
What are classic ugg boots?
Ugg Australia boots, which are all about accessible luxury, made their U.S. debut in 1978. The cozy, foot-friendly essentials we know and love today are a form of unisex--that's right, unisex!--boots made of Grade A sheepskin with soft, fleece lining on the inside. Classic Ugg boots are known for their extreme comfort and actually feel more like slippers than shoes.
How did classic Ugg boots become so popular?
Did you know the term "ugg" or "ug" was actually used before the Ugg Australia brand came along? "Ugg" was a generic term for this style of Australian-made sheepskin boot, and uggs were worn by quite a diverse crowd, including WWI and WWII pilots. However, the Ugg trend didn't officially start until 1978 when Brian Smith, an Australian surfer met with other Ugg-wearing surfers on the U.S. west coast. Eventually, Ugg boots blew up in 2000 after Oprah purchased 350 for her staff and featured the cozy boots on her "Oprah's Favorite Things" show. Other celebrities soon followed, including Jessica Simpson and Kate Hudson.
How would you wear your classic Ugg boots?
Sure, the history behind the boots is cool to think about, but what really matters to us is how you would wear your tall ugg boots. If you win this giveaway, you’ll get a $100 Shopbop.com instant gift card so you can start shopping right away for your new classics.
Just tell us which pair of Ugg boots is your favorite, and how you’d wear them. Remember, the most creative comment wins! You have 10 days!