It’s almost time to start packing the car and heading off to college. While the obvious must-haves include closet organizers, extra-long sheets and microwaves, don’t forget a pair of cozy shearling slippers.
Call it the Ugg effect — classic scuffs and moccasins in soft sheepskin, spotted in dorms and at the local Starbucks. It’s a look that’s fun and functional and easily transitions from warm to cold climates.
While Ugg has become synonymous with shearling footwear, there are lots of choices in the category today. Traditional slipper brands such as Acorn are putting their spin on the look with a driving moc version topped off with a ultra-fluffy collar, while Patricia Green jumps on the trend with a leopard slip-on style.
For those who prefer their slippers spiced with some bling, Minnetonka has teamed up with retailer Open Ceremony for an exclusive over-the-top slip-on style decorated with colorful Swarovski crystals.
But there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to shearling. It’s a natural material that keeps feet warm in winter and cool in summer due to its moisture wicking qualities.
If there’s no room in the college budget for a new pair of slippers, the holidays are just around the corner. So add them to your wish list.