When kick crop flares became popular last year, I was very wary of the trend. The combo of a flood length + wide flare opening sounded like a recipe for disaster on short legs. However, as the silhouette of kick crops evolved into more subtle versions like this one, I have to admit I've warmed up quite a bit to the look! When done right, it can be an elegant and chic alternative to the slim ankle pants I usually gravitate towards.
As mentioned in an earlier post, I tried on several designer items during our last trip to Europe and took plenty of notes to share! I also included reviews below on popular styles and how they suit a petite frame, so hopefully this can be helpful for anyone considering one of these pieces, new or pre-owned. I started with some "petite" bags and accessories today, and saved the rest for a third post! I know these posts are not interesting or useful to everyone, but they're some of the most read ones on here as well as the most requested. So grab a cup of coffee, wine, whatever you please, and let's go shopping!
I often mention outfit "formulas" on here, since having a few go-to ones will make getting dressed quicker and easier! I'm editing a new YouTube video on layering, and one of my favorite formulas discussed there is a cropped jacket over a longer top, plus one additional topper piece if it's very cold out. For this outfit I started out with a longer tunic sweater as the base. I added warmth and texture by layering on a cropped moto jacket, plus a faux fur vest for going outdoors. The rule of thumb here is simply just to mix up the lengths - since the vest is longer, you can also tuck in the sweater to make it appear shorter in juxtaposition.
Middle: Manolo Blahnik pumps, Steve Madden heels, Ann Taylor heels c/o
The beginning of the year is always such a humdrum time for me, style-wise (snow boots and big scarves on repeat, anyone?). With the sparkle of the holidays long gone, most of us are just trying to survive winter one day at a time. I dusted off some spring favorites from years past while re-organizing, which definitely got me in the mood for warmer weather. If you're looking to do some pre-spring shopping, there's some great sales going on this holiday weekend. I've rounded up my favorites below, along with some recommendations from each store!