Dear Budget Fashionista:
My sweet hubby recently went online and purchased a really cute pair of boots for me. Only one problem though, I don’t know how to wear them. They are a high-heeled brown leather pair that has a fold down knit-cuff. Much more stylized than I am used to. I was online today attempting to find something to go with, but not sure what I should be looking for. Skirt, pants, jeans? And advice on where to shop would be excellent.
Answer: First, give your husband a kiss (if you haven’t already), for trying his hand at fashion. You’ve gotta to encourage them (men) when they do something good. Second, the best way to wear the boots is with pair of dark skinny leg jeans (cause you don’t want it to look like you’re wearing pantaloons), tucking the jeans into the boots. Why should you do this? Well, if you try to wear a pair of pants over the boots it will create a lump around your knee, which isn’t cute and, unless you wear a very short skirt (3 inches above the knee), the knit cuff of the boot and the hem of the skirt will be around the same area, making your knees look quite bulky. Plus the whole point of the boot is the knit cuff, so you need to be able to show it off.
Here’s some great jean options for less than $30:
Faded Glory Lean Jeans, $15.00 at Wal-Mart
Norma Kamali Slim Jeans, $16.00 at Wal-Mart
Marisha Skinny Jeans, $24.80 at Forever 21
Xhilaration Skinny Jean $24.99 at Target.com
Baby Phat Plus Size Skinny Jeans, $52.00 at Torrid.com
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