Thursday, December 21, 2006

What trend have you not given into?

So out of all the current fashion trends, skinny jeans, leggings, opaque tights, cropped jackets/capes, etc., which one(s) have you not given into? For me, it's the ankle boots!

I know, shocking, isn't it? I'm probably the last person on the planet who hasn't bought a pair of ankle boots this year. I just can't bring myself to like them. I actually do own a pair of ankle boots that I bought in 1999 I think (woah that was a LONG time ago!). They were the platform ones too. I'd take a picture but they are in storage at my parents'. I don't know what possessed me to buy them, I guess it's like every other trend, it seemed like a good idea then. I just think ankle boots look great on tall models with skinny legs, but on people of average height, they make your legs look shorter because they cut the line off at the ankle. Am I making sense? It's the opposit of pointy-toe pumps which elongate your legs. And ankle boots draw attention to your calves somehow, so you better have shaplely calves! I'm sure lots of girls out there disagree with me and rock the ankle boots. The only way I'd wear ankel boots is with wide-leg pants, but then I'd just rather pumps instead. If I want to wear a dress or a skirt, I stick with knee-high boots.

Here's a piece of advice on how to wear ankle boots with a skirt from David Clemmer, co-founder of the artist rep agency Judy Inc. and wardrobe consultant for W Network's Style by Jury, in Loulou magazine. "A pencil or trumpet skirt works best -- especially if you're going for an upscale office-gal look. David does caution against pairing ankle boots with an A-line skirt, though: "The look can easily come across as frumpy.""

I'll also add that it's best to keep the tights and the boots the same color tone to keep your legs streamlined.

(Proenza Schouler)


Dinah said...

I still have not gotten a pair of the ankle boots because I thought they looked better on taller women not the 5'3 women like me... Maybe if I find really cute ones I will change my mind.

The Glamour Bee said...

I haven't given into ankle boots, but that doesn't mean I don't want to. I just haven't found a pair I like that fits my budget. The one trend I know I will NOT give in to is skinny jeans. Ugh!

SDMC said...

I've skipped the ankle boots because I don't think I'd feel comfortable wearing them with skirts. I see some really cute one though.

S. said...

I admit I'm participating in all. Well, kind of.

I've had all my tights, black and mulitcoloured since last year and before. Leggings I own are from 199? when we used to wear them in an even more heinous way!

Trend related purchases? I have below the anke boots which are my current wardrobe staple. I rely on my black pumps a lot for work. Since it's too cold for pumps, I can wear these booties and my feet aren't cold. And yes, I bought skinny jeans. I found a perfect pair which, in honest to goodness truth, are as comfortable as sweat pants! They are no name brand I've ever heard of and they are from Winners.

p.s. I love skinny guys and think the skinny jean on the right boy would be dreamy.

Giselle R. said...

I never gave into ponchos or capes. I am 5'6" and skinny, but they were never fkattering--you have to be a really tall person to wear them. I love skinny jeans and ANY kind of boot with a high heel. Loove pointy toes too.