For a little while longer, say goodbye to your high heels, ballet flats and trainers. The most essential shoes for working from home this fall are comfy-cozy UGG classics. Treading terrain both indoors and out, this highest-quality brand is a household name and, incidentally, it’s all we want to wear around the house at the moment.
By far the trendiest silhouette to come out of UGG since, well, their last smash hit, are these ridiculously plush and insanely cool spins on the sling-back sandal. At the moment, you can take your pick of the softest sheepskin in attention-getting fashion colors like red, pale purple, light blue, hot pink, a lime green-gray combo, classic black, fresh white…even a zebra print. As fall progresses, expect to see in this cuddly collection newness that includes a pale pink, a cheetah print, an updated shower slide with a buckle detail and a mini-platform, a 90s-influenced mega-platform with the logo elastic, an open-toe mule version and crisscross straps, all in that outrageously touchable fluff.
Not everyone is a fan of neon and animal print. If you consider yourself more at home in neutrals like chestnut brown and inky black, WFH in a tried-and-true slipper-boot. The original UGG design is still an icon for good reason: the suede shoe with sheepskin lining is naturally warm, wicking and repellant, and it’s as good in and around the house as it is outdoors. You’ll always feel like you made the right choice pulling on these pairs. Come deep fall and into winter, keep an eye out for unexpected new colors that’ll walk you right into next spring (pink, lilac, coral) and subtly style updates to keep this look going strong for seasons to come.
Easy-on, easy-off mules are always a great choice in this weather, when your heels don’t mind getting some fresh air. The main difference between these styles is the sole: Coquette has a chunkier clog-inspired lug rubber sole that can handle the great outdoors, while Scuffette has a flat cork-lined one that’s better suited to staying in. Go black, brown or gray here, and/or wait for the leopard print or textured versions still to come.
There’s plush, and then there’s these booties, which are just on another level altogether. With either a roll-down layer of extra softness or all-over faux-fur, these are as decadent and wildly warm as UGG comes—and that’s saying something. Further furry touches will be all over the collection as time passes, so find your favorites and snuggle up in high style.
Brooke is the editor of this here blog. In a previous life, she was an editor at Good Housekeeping and O, The Oprah Magazine. Brooke has written for Glamour, Travel+Leisure, New York Magazine and more. She’s into concerts, travel and her exceptionally adorable daughter and husband.