Superstylist Rachel Zoe is a woman with strong opinions on fashion. Take some of her quotes, for example:
“Just throw me in my coffin now with those earrings on.”
“Let’s just say your bag has silver metal, but your jacket and your belt and your shoes have gold. No.”
“It’s not bad to copy a celebrity – God, no! That’s what they’re there for.”
Now the latest from this Hollywood go-to girl is that boots – and UGG boots, no less – can be worn just about anywhere. In fact, so convinced is Zoe that she’s styled an entire lookbook for the Aussie brand starring its Classic Slim boots, a new range with a slimmer, sleeker silhouette than the traditional chunky version. (FYI, the Kristin model was just named one of Oprah Winfrey’s favourite things for 2015.)
Click through the gallery above for Zoe’s tips on how to wear your fave boots, and read on to find out more about the Zoe X UGG collaboration from the celeb stylist herself.
You styled a lookbook for UGG featuring the new Classic Slim collection. Why is this a big moment for the brand?
I really feel that UGG is everyone’s go-to boot and the Classic Slim takes the Classic boot that everyone knows and loves to a whole new place. It’s similar to the original in all the ways you want, yet effortlessly lends itself to dressing up any ensemble. The new Classic Slim is narrower through the body, has a feminine aesthetic and works seamlessly into any woman's wardrobe.
Some people think of UGG as a comfort shoe to be worn running errands or walking the dog. Where would someone wear the Classic Slim line?
These shoes can be worn anywhere. With this look, (a girl would be) dressy enough to go somewhere at night but look incredibly right for daytime. This is perfect for a day of shopping, lunch and hanging out with friends or a day with the girls.
How would you achieve a polished look with boots like these?
For a more polished look we thought of the European girl, a more sophisticated, uptown girl. One of the ways that I decided to achieve this was to use a classic, gold button blazer in navy layered over a great charcoal turtleneck and a pair of jeans fitted into the UGG boots.
How would you style them for an edgy look?
I styled the Kristin boot in black with a great pair of army green skinny jeans with tons of zippers and a black leather biker jacket, also with lots of hardware on it. This look can go anywhere, she can do anything, no matter whether she’s a DJ or she’s a party girl, or she’s going to lunch with her friends on a Saturday.
Key tip to changing up one’s style with these boots?
These styles are very versatile. I cuffed some of them all the way down and some are semi-cuffed. I like to say, “To cuff or not to cuff.”
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