By PEYTON SPIVEY
Last week, I instructed men on the improper wear of cargo shorts. This week, it is time to address the ladies about a different fashion faux pas: Uggs and shorts.
As it is 2013, I did not think I would ever see this outfit in public again, but as I strolled through campus this past week, what to my wondering eyes should appear but several female UMW students sporting the combination.
My first thought was “no.” This was also my second thought. My following thoughts were “why,” “stop” and “let me help you.” The trendiness and acceptability of such an outfit may be enticing, and we all make fashion mistakes, especially in college, but this is one fashion faux pas that is too easily remedied.
Ladies (and gentlemen, if that is your style), when you are getting ready for class in the morning and find yourself sporting Uggs and shorts, perhaps try selecting some more reasonable footwear.
If it is warm enough for you to wear shorts, it is not cold enough to warrant Ugg boots. However, when winter comes to Fred Vegas and your tootsies need to be kept toasty, by all means pull out the boots.
I own a pair, and I love them, as they are the ultimate in shoe engineering for both comfort and warmth.
Now, if you are thinking, “but Uggs look okay with panty hose and shorts or a dress in the winter,” stop. No it does not. Buy some leather boots and thick socks and deal with it. This is Fredericksburg, not Winterfell. You will be okay for the average 20 minutes you have to be outside between classes before you can go nap, I promise.
Just remember this: Ugg boots are great, and shorts are great, but never shall the two meet. Ever. I mean it.