hello, i was wondering if you could help me, im a 14 year old girl bought some size 6 chinos from topshop, but i don’t know what to wear with them…Im really into vintage stuff, and want it to be really on trend, don’t have a lot of money to spend and cant find a good top to go with them, I love it for you to help me :) thanks xx love your blog btw xx
here is the link: http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=2248203&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208528&parent_categoryId=203984&pageSize=20&refinements=category~[209761|208528]&noOfRefinements=1
Oh, pleated trousers! Just when you think you can finally escape them, they’re everywhere once again. Pleated trousers are a super tricky beast to tame. They tend to make hips look wider, legs look wider—everything looks wider, basically—not something most women are chomping at the bit to look like voluntarily.
The most flattering way to wear pleated trousers is to combine two important things: a tailored, well-fitting oxford (that’s long enough to tuck in) and shoes with some kind of heel, whether they be pumps, platform sandals, wedges, etc. Adding a few inches of height on your feet helps to negate the potentially squatty-looking effects of the trousers.
I’d recommend getting the above oxford from American Eagle, as I’m sure you live close enough to a store to pick one up in person so you can try several on to find the best fit. I also love the length on these American Eagle oxfords. Perfect untucked or tucked in!
1. Forever 21 Hoop Earrings, $3.80
2. ModCloth Snake Ring, $13
3. American Eagle Boyfriend Oxford, $39.50
4. TopShop Trousers, $40
5. ALDO “Merlette” Handbag, $45
6. H&M Platforms, $50
Alexander McQueen F/W 2009/10 ‘The Horn of Plenty’