With spring on its way, chances are you're getting set to box up all your winter coats and boots in favor of lighter fare. I think we're all counting the days 'til it's time to set aside our earmuffs and thick, wooly sweaters!
Don't be too hasty as you pack things up, though--some styles can carry you beautifully from season to season. Take the Classic Cardy Boots from UGG Australia, for instance. These comfy, easygoing boots are knit from a soft, breathable wool blend for year-round wear. Lightweight, grooved outsoles keep you steady on sunny beaches or icy streets, and cushiony sheepskin sockliners offer comfort, winter through summer.
The versatile UGG Classic Cardy has three wooden buttons down the side, and you can wear it many different ways, with all sorts of different clothing. In addition to the original earthy Oatmeal, Black and Grey colors, you can also find the Cardy in this season's freshest new colors for spring: Cream, Sorbet and Pool.
Below, you'll find just a few suggestions on how to transition your UGG Classic Cardys from winter through spring and summer:
1) Lighten Up
Has your winter been cold and snowy? If so, you've probably been pairing your Cardys with thick wool socks and your heaviest jeans and corduroys. Now's the time to shed a few layers!
As weather allows, try a miniskirt--either with ribbed-knit tights cropped leggings or, if you're lucky enough to live somewhere warm, bare legs beneath. Skinny jeans and capris are also a terrific option, paired with lighter sweaters or T-shirts and woolen vests. When the warmer weather finally sets in, you can pair your Cardy Boots with flouncy silk and cotton skirts and even shorts (long or short-short). Nothing feels better than soft, natural sheepskin on the soles of your feet.
2) Layer Up
The Classic Cardy was made for layering. Its unique 3-button design allows you to wear it several different ways: with the uppers stretched up to full height and buttoned; with the uppers slouched and slightly unbuttoned; or with the cuffs rolled all the way down.
Aside from that, you'll probably want to experiment with layers as the seasons move from winter to spring, and from spring to summer. If you're wearing boot-cut jeans, for instance, you can start the day out with your jeans rolled down; as the day heats up, cuff your jeans up above your Cardys and slouch the boot uppers down.
If you're wearing skinny leggings, start the day out with your Cardys buttoned all the way up, and your leggings tucked in. As they day gets warmer, cuff your boots down for more airflow. Follow this general rule of thumb, and experiment with lots of different layers for your legs and feet--from socks, tights and legwarmers to leggings, jeans, Capri pants and more.
3) Mix it Up
Above all else, have fun! The UGG Classic Cardy seems to have made an appearance just about everywhere, from haute fashion runways to busy city streets and sandy beaches. I've seen these boots paired with everything from casual, layered urban wear to bikinis (don't forget--the Cardy has its origins in the surf-inspired UGG Australia Classic Boots!).
These boots seem particularly well suited to urban-chic, Sienna Miller-style clothing combinations (think skinny jeans and vests, flowing cotton skirts and tank tops, etc.). In the end, though, the sky's the limit. The UGG Classic Cardy is a terrific style to experiment with. Don't be afraid to give it your own spin.
By: Nicole Travelle
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An experienced fashion writer, Nicole Travelle holds an M. A. in journalism and is the in-house copywriter for Overland short leggings Sheepskin Company. Travelle is currently in love with UGG Cardy Boots, and the UGG Australia line in general, but she'll happily wax poetic on anything from shearling coats to cozy sweaters & designer leathers.