Sunday, November 12, 2006

Ankle Boots

There is a huge fashion trend right now about wearing ankle boots with skirts.

If you have miles-long legs and can get away with this, please send in photographic evidence. PeaceBang is totally incredulous. She believes that even the models wearing this look in the magazines have been photoshopped to add an extra foot to their already-long legs. And frankly, PeaceBang *still* doesn't think this is a professionally appropriate style.

For those of us with average legs, and with an extra pound or two on them: AVOID ANKLE BOOTS WITH KNEE-LENGTH SKIRTS AT ALL COSTS. Boots with knee-length skirts should smoothly cover the calf. If there are a few inches of flesh showing between boot and skirt, that flesh should not be bulging out of the boot top.

Ankle boots with pants are just dandy.

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Anonymous Bay Bridge Episcopal said...

I spent yesterday wandering the streets of San Francisco with a friend, where we eyed many high-fashion residents. One woman, however, wore a sweatsuit-grey knit dress (no belt) with black leggings and fussy light grey stiletto heel ankle boots with bows in the back. She was old enough to know better and a few pounds north of knit. I was amazed, but my friend said that this sort of thing is now in fashion. PB, say it ain't so!

4:41 PM  
Blogger PeaceBang said...

It IS in fashion, Bay. But the thing women and men misunderstand about fashion is that if it *doesn't look good on you, it's not fashionable.*

That woman could have adjusted the look by wearing a long grey tunic with a pair of slim jeans and the same boots. The jeans would have held her in in the right places, the length of the tunic would have been very "in," and she could have vamped her silly little boots without looking so foolish.

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Bay Bridge Episcopal said...

Since the grey dress/black leggings raises the issue, I've a request. Given that I was raised by wolves, and grew up in the era of Garanimals (and how brilliant a concept is that!)I must confess to having a poor sense of what colors coordinate. Black and black -- got it. Brown and black -- OK. But having just purchased a nifty pair of deep burgundy (almost brown but not quite) shoes, I'm not at all sure what OK and what's not. Any chance you might post a remedial color chart for those of us still wishing we could have little tigers on the tops to match with tigers on the bottoms?

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Sophie said...

Ankle boots with skirts, yeah baby! Admittedly i have both the most fabulous knee-length skirt and most fabulous ankle boots ever but... Proof that it can be done. (Extra pic just in case you don't believe me.) I wasn't sure about it at first but my style guru friend reassured me - informed me, in fact, that i should wear it with panache! Of course the Victorian schoolmarmish look isn't for everyone, but i think the key (as with everything fashion-related) probably lies in finding a quirky take on it that suits you.

6:59 AM  
Anonymous Sophie said...

(Sorry, links didn't work the first time! hopefully will have more success now) Ankle boots with skirts, yeah baby! Admittedly i have both the most fabulous knee-length skirt and most fabulous ankle boots ever but... Proof that it can be done. (Extra pic just in case you don't believe me.) I wasn't sure about it at first but my style guru friend reassured me - informed me, in fact, that i should wear it with panache! Of course the Victorian schoolmarmish look isn't for everyone, but i think the key (as with everything fashion-related) probably lies in finding a quirky take on it that suits you.

7:04 AM  

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