Thursday, August 25, 2011
Slim Pants Meet Their Match
Lisa and Susan asked in comments on Monday's post what (comfortable) shoes work with slim ankle pants. Here's my take, above.
Ballet flats are the obvious choice. For those of you who can't wear a flat flat, check out the J.Crew versions that have a hidden wedge inside. You also couldn't go wrong with a leopard print skimmer.
I've worn my black Paris booties with my Eileen Fisher slim pants, and love this look, even with the style that hits right above the ankle. YMMV. (The black boots shown here are a similar style to mine.)
I've seen a lot of slim pants styled with a heeled desert boot, and really love that look as well. Above I've chosen a couple different pair with a lower heel and high customer comfort ratings. A heeled loafer is a slightly dressier option.
Depending on your style and lifestyle, I could also picture these pants with a sleek sneaker, along the lines of Keds or Puma. If you're feeling really daring, wear a contrasting color.
And of course, you can always tuck slim pants into a taller boot.
Those who are more curvy might want to stay away from very delicate, dainty shoes. I find some visual "heft" with the shoes helps balance out my top half.
My last suggestion is to stick to shoes/boots with a narrower, tapered or even pointed toe. To my eye, this best complements the slim line of the pants. Skip shoes with rounder, wider toes, or risk looking like....