Should I Wear My Pants Inside My UGG Beacon Boots?

Leighton Meester in UGGs on the Gossip Girl set.

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UGG boots offer comfort and mega warmth no matter how low temperatures go -- and they're back on trend. When wearing UGG Beacon boots -- or even imitation UGGs -- with pants, tucked in is the only way to go. This look is markedly casual, so do invest in a work-safe pair of winter boots or slip into professional shoes at the office.

UGGs Style

Whether you're rejoicing in the second coming of the UGG trend or scoffing, UGGs are indeed having a moment. If you're going to embrace the style, you may as well show them off. This means wearing pants and jeans tucked into UGGs. Of course, if you're biting the UGGs-and-leggings or UGGs-and-tights trend, you're already tucked in by default.

Practical Benefits

While it's on trend to slip pants inside UGGs, it's also completely practical. Pants left outside winter boots are exposed to snow, rain and slush. While your UGGs take a beating on a daily basis, harsh winter weather on pants spells dry cleaning or stain removal before the laundry. Tucking in also presents a barrier to snow and slush falling into boots. There's nowhere for the snow to go, because there's not much space between the front of your leg and the boot opening.

Considerations

While winter is definitely the season to cozy up, loose pants and UGGs don't make an attractive combo. These pants also tend to have roomier calves. When you try to tuck into your UGGs, the excess material hangs out or flaps around. Rachel Bilson can pull off a Sunday-morning schlep around town in UGGs and boyfriend jeans, but mortal women cannot.

Tips

If you're giving the UGGs a break and wearing rubber wellies or other tall boots, the tuck-in principle still applies. Wear tall leather boots with thick wool socks to keep your legs warm when you need to look professional. Save the UGGs for the big snowstorms -- and keep them clean to preserve their look and feel.

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