Do you ever feel like that creature in the Dr Seuss classic Green Eggs and Ham?
I do, when fashion-types serve up the same trend season to season that I don’t like. Makes me wanna stomp my feet and yell:
I do not like them Sam-I-am!
For me, ankle boots are one of those trends.
They continue to be offered up in magazines as a mainstream shoe option, yet I’ve refused to try them as common sense tells me these babies are going to make my legs look stumpy.
And then me, look frumpy.
But then I was given a gift voucher to spend on some shoes, and decided it was time to try ankle boots for myself and see what all the sartorial hype was about.
So I pinched my nose, and squeezed my eyes closed really tight, and took a huge bite of ankle boot.
Over the last few weeks I’ve been seeking advice on how to wear them, and playing dress-up at home. I’ve discovered that ankle boots are good to wear, if you follow a few simple guidelines:
TIP! Keep skirts at least a couple of inches above your knee, and avoid a short skirt that is too full or you’ll look like a figure skater.
TIP! Balance a heavier dark shoe with a dark jacket, hat, sunglasses or headband, and try the classic stylists tip and juxtapose with an ultra feminine dress.
TIP! Wear black opaques with dark boots to elongate your legs.
TIP! Tuck skinny jeans into your boots, or if your jeans are shorter, have them sit at the top of the boot. If you cover the boot with fabric it will make your calves look thicker.
TIP! Try ankle boots with a long skirt, but make sure you can’t see any leg. Not even a peep.
I like them, Sam-I-am!
Click to shop: Dress $59, ECCO boots $169, Mulberry bag $1,200, Betsey Johnson charms $55.
Click to shop: Helmut Lang Sweater $395, Ksubi Jeans $112, ECCO Boots $169, Mango Sunglasses $35, Glovelettes $49.
So now, I would wear them here and there.
I would wear them ANYWHERE!
- If you plan to wear ankle boots with bare legs, choose boots where the height is cut level to the thinnest part of your ankle.
- The looser and wider they are at the top, the thinner your legs will look.
- You can buy the featured ECCO Pearl ankle boot here.
WIN a $250 Shoe voucher from ECCO shoes.
Sorry – this promotion is now closed – but take a look around Fox in Flats, we’ve often got great promotions and giveaways happening.
Fox in Flats and ECCO shoes have a $250 shoe voucher to giveaway!
Imagine waltzing into an ECCO shoe store and being able to select a beautiful pair of quality shoes up to $250? Their range includes gorgeous knee high riding boots, mary-janes, stunning loafers, and a myriad of ankle boots. They’ve also got shoes for guys and kids. Click here for the full ECCO range.
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