It’s the bright, sunny days that get you through winter. That, and the nearing little signs of Spring. Like wild crocuses peeping out in the park, and a snoozy bumblebee sunning itself on a paving stone…
One of my very first winters in London happened to be the year that I saw my very first Ugg boot, in a boutique in Notting Hill. And then on Upper Street in Islington. I’d never seen anything like it (not having had an Australian childhood) and was utterly spellbound.
My first pair were long and black and did not disappoint. My second, ankle length and tan. And I wore them all the time, over tights, with skinnies – a so-called ugly shoe that just happened to feel like walking on clouds. I never gave up on them, keeping and re-assigning older pairs to various uses, treating myself to a fresh new pair, little darlings, when needed.
Most days I’ll wear them at least once – no other choice if I have to do nursery run or nip to the corner shop. Nine times out of 10, I go barefoot in them, sensuously enjoying the snug shearling on skin. On occasion, when my body and bones feel cold on the inside, I’ll add socks and luxuriate in optimum can’t-be-beaten coziness. And come the rain, they just dry out perfectly
Come warmer weather, there’s still a place for them – chillier evenings, after swimming or the beach on hols or just when you’re feeling zonked. l can’t seem to grow tired of the classic style but the classic mini, new in grey, has taken things to a new level of intoxication. Making a comfortable outfit 100 times more so, a true classic – lined up next to my Stans, Converse and latest addition Gucci loafers – I dare you not to…
Boots | Ugg
Coat | Revolve Clothing
Jumper | Topshop
Jeans | MiH
Bag | Mansur Gavriel
Hat | Isabel Marant (similar)
In collaboration with Ugg Australia #MyClassicStyle
Photography by Frances Davison