Pirate Bootie!

Catching a glimpse of Meghan Markle’s outfit at the Royal Holiday, I was inspired to jump on the footwear trend of the moment—slouchy boots.

This style – last seen in the early 2000s – is back and bigger than ever as the season’s biggest shoe trend. Major designers, including Saint Laurent, Tibi, and Victoria Beckham (who was also seen wearing the trend, styled to perfection) sent them down the runway with their fall looks, many of which featured skinny jeans. Although slouchy boots work well with longer skirts and dresses, they look best paired with skinny jeans because they’re roomy and provide a flattering proportional contrast to the slim denim.

Boots are the essential go-to when dressing for fall and winter. Try this former fashion favorite to add to your current wardrobe. I found these Manolo Blahnik boots for under $100, which is the best way to wear a boot trend … at a great price!

Boots, Manolo Blahnik; jeans, Frame Denim

Photos by Kira Ross

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A real boyfriend?

Photo courtesy of Google images

Photo courtesy of Google images

I must be on Bebe’s mailing list because I get updates on their new arrivals from time to time. Today’s news struck me as funny: the introduction of Bebe’s new skinny boyfriend jeans with all the detail of classic boyfriend jeans all wrapped up in a skinny jean. Huh? What’s wrong with this picture? The big sell? Boyfriend jeans that actually flatter! But doesn’t that defeat the whole purpose of wearing boyfriend jeans? Those over-sized, comfy jeans that are one size too big for you and are actually meant to look like your boyfriend’s jeans. A skinny jean is just a skinny jean. If you’ll excuse the pun, I don’t think Bebe’s idea has legs!

Is this a fashion crisis? No. Is it life-altering? No. Am I freaking out about it? No. Because the truth is that I won’t be wearing boyfriend jeans of any kind – skinny or traditional non-skinny – now or ever. They’re not flattering for my body type. But I do mind that they’re calling them something they’re not. Boyfriend jeans are the opposite of skinny jeans. Let’s remember – a real boyfriend is authentic and can be elusive.

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