This story originally appeared on ELLE AU
The year is 2003. Paris Hilton is papped leaving the airport in her signature pink Juicy Couture, a bedazzled flip phone in hand and a pair of classic and sturdy Uggs on her feet—life is good.
Prepare for that nostalgic feeling to come rushing back thanks to the It-girls shoe of choice this season: the humble Ugg boot, only this time around, it’s mini.
The cut-off variation of the comfy staple has already been given the celeb tick of approval, seen on the trend-setting feet of Emily Ratajkowski, Kaia Gerber, Irina Shayk and Kendall Jenner, not to mention all over our Instagram feeds.
It’s unsurprising Uggs have shimmied their way back into the fashion forefront, having been a symbol of carefree comfort since the brand’s conception by two Aussie surfers in the late ’70s, especially considering nostalgic fashion trends have reigned supreme of late, from ’90s hair accessories to ’80s statement sleeves.
The street style favourite is perfect for winter, dressed down or even dressed up, à la Jasmine Tookes.
The Ugg style, titled the Ugg Classic Ultra Mini, is just like the original that we’ve known and adored for years—only this time, it’s chopped in half leaving the ankles fully exposed.
You can find the new comfy staple in either classic camel or pops of colour, and there’s no denying the cut-off ugg is about to be winter’s must-have piece.
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