Skinny pants and jeans have ruled the fashion roost now for several years. Kate Moss is to blame fyi. Everyone from Michelle Obama to Jane Fonda to Kim Kardashian have embraced the skinny look. Some have adopted the look that probably shouldn’t have, maybe Miss Kardashian? Maybe all of them!:) I think America may just have a problem with skinny jeans. But this season there is an alternative that will be as chic as the famous skinny and comfy to boot! A wide leg pant. Not harem-ish, not quite palazzo, and not boot cut or flared. But wide all the way down…semi~flowy. Granted these won’t work on everyone either, nothing really does. A real trouser cut, structured pant/jean comes the closest. But for many of you, it’s going to be a great summer choice. Especially in summer fabrics….think linen, silk, etc!
Like these lovelies. Flax/silk blend with a cotton lining. I get all aflutter just thinking of scrumptious fabrics! Anyway, these are exactly what I’m talking about. Totally office appropriate or evening event ready. Love. Them.
If you aren’t familiar with Boden, they are a fabulous company out of Great Britain and were originally a menswear company. Now, it is a favorite among American women. Traditional but fun is their style moniker. These come in 5 colors and I’d like all of them please:) I can so see them with a simple white tee and cute sneakers or Toms, kinda puddled at the bottom. Or you could definitely dress them up some with wedge espadrilles and a silky blouse. Just make sure you’ve got the length, which is easy with Boden since they come in regulars and longs. Instant winner.
Last, click on this photo and see the other pic of this pant. Shown with a blazer it totally changes the look. I’ve chosen a petite size to show the versatility of this pant. And, while it does make sense for a petite size to do a higher waist and heels as shown, a pair that sits kinda low slung right above the hip looks very sharp also. This brand makes high~end, well made clothing so if you can ever purchase a piece go for it!
P.S. on a very petite frame wear full cut pants in general with caution….you don’t want to look swallowed.
Someone said to me that skinny pants/jeans were the least flattering women’s style ever. Maybe, maybe not. Certainly on some unfortunate souls it is, but they can look terribly chic on others. But like I stated before, you would be hard pressed to find a 100% universally flattering cut. And in this short forum, it’s impossible to go into all the nuances of fit vs. style vs. body type. You need me in person to do that:)
I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week. Call or email for an enjoyable appointment to assess your spring/summer wardrobe! Happy Spring!