Over the course of this quarter, I will be making posts to the blog about fashion, trends and fads seen around campus. Let’s face it, though: at first glance (or second or third) DePaul might not look like the fashion capital of the college world. But I plan to uncover the hidden world of fashion at DePaul for everyone to see and be inspired by, but let’s start small.
Over and over again, I hear people talking about the (annoying, they say) prevalence of Ugg Boots on campus. “Every girl wears them!.” they say, but is it just perception, or is every girl really wearing Uggs?
I arrived at the Loop an hour before my 10:10 a.m. class to do some research. During that time (I sat in the DePaul Center Starbucks), I saw 15 pairs of Uggs (three of which I noticed right in front of myself—also Ugg clad—in line for coffee), a few questionable pairs of knock-off Uggs, and, fortunately, zero Man Uggs. It is worth mentioning that I noticed quite a few other brands of boots as well: North Face, Timberland, etc.
When I noticed a pair of high-high-heeled boots (at 10 a.m., really?!), I thought how glad I was that those had not caught on. I don’t know who (Australia?) made Uggs ‘the thing’—as my research found them to be, myth un-busted—but I’m glad they did: it isn’t all the time that something so practical is made fashionable. Someone should tell the lady with high-heeled boots.