Monday, February 1, 2016

Magic Pants!


Are you confident in your pant and shoe combinations?




It was almost seventy degrees in Asheville on Sunday! So I wore one of my favorite combinations to brunch at the Grove Park Inn. I feel very comfortable in a long cardigan or jacket with a tank top over great fitting ankle pants and a pair of fun heels. This long cardigan is old from Saks Off 5th. The silver tank is old from Chico's. 





Have you ever worn Lisette L Pants? Hoda and Kathy Lee feature them on the today show often. These were supplied to me by Purple Poppy in Cape Cod. 
(I have always loved the Cape!) 



I enjoy wearing ankle length pants because my legs are short. That means this length won't bunch up on the top of the short boots and funky shoes I like to wear such as these Vince Camuto shoes from Dillard's. If the jeans I am wearing are too long, I may turn them up a couple of times so that they fit long and lean instead of creating that very unattractive bunching over the top of the shoe. To my eye, this event adds pounds through the muffin shoe effect. (Yet another muffin to think about!) 

I always want to wear pants that fit smoothly and stop no more than one inch above the top of the shoe or boot. Again, because I have short legs, I do not want to create visual breaks on my legs to make them look even shorter. That's why I rarely ever wear cropped pants. When I do, I make sure they end at the slimmest part of my leg and not on my thick calves. I will also wear a killer pair of nude sandals with a heel or platform with them to elongate my legs.

I look for pants that are slim fitting with a smooth waistband. That is another reason these pants are winners! This color is dark slate which will go with everything in my closet. I had never worn this brand of pants before, but as soon as I slipped them on I felt as if I had lost five pounds. They have a wide comfortable waistband as well as a built in fit-control feature that is fantastic. It smooths your tummy area without ever feeling constricted or uncomfortable. I can easily see why these are the favorite pant style for Hoda and Kathy Lee!






Many of you tell me you don't wear heels, so I am also showing you how to wear these pants with cute flats. Notice that I paired a shorter asymmetric jacket supplied to me by IC Collection via ShopMyFairLady with these bow detail flats by Vince Camuto. This pairing shows more of the full length of my leg. This proportion is also better for petite women. A more fitted jacket would also flatter the petite woman.

These pants were supplied by Purple Poppy and the jacket was supplied by ShopMyFairLady. 
The opinions are my own.




I added a silver tone cuff bracelet from my company with this look. I limit statement accessories to one area per look. Too many accessories and a bag that matches your shoes looks very dated. I normally wear ankle pants and cute shoes without socks. The Kenneth Cole Reaction clutch is old from T.J.Maxx.





I hope you find these tips for wearing ankle pants helpful. They have been around for several years and I see them offered in many different styles each season. They are here to stay for me!


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