Gigi just made it official: the Mini Ugg is an essential off-duty model
The Fall / Winter 2020 shows featured upcoming trends that included balloon silhouettes, cardigans and checks. But no one could have predicted the chain of events that would follow the February presentations – or the essential dress code the nation would adopt as a result.
As the world adjusted to life in confinement, an all-day sweatpants or pajamas wardrobe quickly became the norm, and the stealthy return of Crocs, Birkenstocks, and Uggs made us forget about the shoes without perforated rubber, suede or sheepskin. As for the heels? Out of the question.
Now, almost a year after our initial wardrobe turnaround, some of us have tried to go back to jeans, shirts and maybe even blazers. Others, however, aren’t ready to give up comfort clothing entirely – Gigi Hadid included. Following in the (literal) footsteps of devout Ugg Mini Kaia Gerber – who, despite residing in sunny LA, is inseparable from her brown Minis – Gigi endorsed Ugg boots as a fashion month staple.
With two-tone Eb Denim jeans and a monogram necklace from The Siss Kiss that spells out her baby girl Khai’s name in sparkling crystal letters, a pair of black Ugg boots packed for her work trip to Milan. The layover saw Gigi turn to fluffy shoes twice: first, she topped them in an equally comfortable wrap coat; then she wore them again with jeans, a black cardigan, an oversized pinstripe blazer and a striped hat. Weeks earlier, Gigi had been spotted in a pair of blue Minis, wearing a comfy bedroom coat, baseball cap, Ralph Lauren purse, and Amavii aviators.