There are certain things in life that are so ugly they’re beautiful, or so ugly they’re cute. (The French call it jolie laide; the Japanese, busakawa.) Think of bulldogs, bumpy noses — or Birkenstocks. This week, we’re celebrating the faces that only a mother could love. Welcome to Fugly Week on the Strategist.
If you’ve read the Strategist, you know that we’re no stranger to things that work great but don’t look so hot. To help you find all the fugly things we’ve already discovered, we’ve compiled this list of all the not-aesthetic-but-still-effective things we’ve already written about on the Strategist. Find items for your feet, your bathroom, and more below.
L’Amour des Pieds Brenn Sandals
The most comfortable travel shoe for women verges on orthopedic and looks unlike anything else out there.