How Tall Women Can Wear Ankle Boots with Jeans

When I was growing up, cropped or ankle jeans wasn’t close to being a thing yet. When I showed my ankles, I was considered “flooding”. Standing at 6 feet tall , at first, these styles bothered me because of feeling so traumatized from my “flooding” experiences. But I have been learning to let go of that feeling.

Well tall ladies, we have so many more options now. The only other thing I love more than my different jean length options are selecting which boot I want to wear with them.

Until about a few years ago, I only preferred knee high boots because the length of the jeans or pants never mattered — you get to hide it all. However, I am currently loving the different looks that I can get from ankle boots with the different lengths of denim that I already own. Below are some different ways tall women can wear ankle boots.



Ankle Length Pants

In this picture, I am wearing velvet skinny jeans from Ann Taylor. These are tall and the inseam is 32″. I have a 35″ inseam so these hit me right at my ankle. These jeans are perfect to wear with black ankle boots.

The trick is to try not to show too much skin in between the boot and the bottom of the pants.

Double Cuff

This is one of the easiest ways to wear jeans with ankle boots. If your jeans are too long and/or not too skinny at the bottom then just cuff twice to get this look.

What you always want to avoid is bunching right above the boots.

Tuck into your boots

This option can only be used if your jeans or pants don’t bunch at the bottom when tucked in. Also, you want to avoid doing this if the opening of the boot is too wide and the boots are too short (falling right at or below ankle bone).

I find this option goes best with leggings. That is if you can find leggings long enough to tuck into your boots. These leggings that I am wearing are for tall women that I purchased from Amalli Talli that I purchased almost a year ago.

Time to Embrace

If you feel a somewhat betrayed by the newer styles of showing your ankle, I hope I convinced you to embrace this style and just go with it!

Where to find similar items:




Franco Sarto Reeve Boot



Lucky Brand Powe



UGG Bandara Ankle Boot





ANN TAYLOR TALL MODERN SKINNY VELVET JEANS



AMALLI TALLI SHAPER LEGGING

Disclaimer: I didn’t get paid any commissions for any of the items listed under “Where to find similar items” section.

Sustainable Fashion Week: Fashion Conference

Last Thursday, I attended a Fashion Conference for San Francisco’s Sustainable Fashion Week. This was an evening to experience the Industry experts share professional perspectives on current affairs and future of Fashion in the Industry. This was an insightful evening and an opportunity to network with the Fashion industry professionals. The panelist included the following:

Julia Lam

Founder and CEO of Tara & Co. This company caters to women on the go. This is a newer company and it created their first product the Tracy 2-in-1, stylish convertible bag. The were able to sell this bag with crowd funding and pre-sold over $100K before it launched. Learn more by clicking here.

Janet Wu

Co-Founder & CEO of SilkRoll. This company was created to allow fashionable women to trade their high quality fashion clothing online through a points program. Their vision is to build the world’s largest shared closet. They are committed to lengthening the life cycle of quality fashion through a unique recirculation methodology, and redirecting textile waste from landfills. I love this concept and it reminds of the Tall Swap that I attended a few weeks ago but online. To learn more about this company click here.

Whitney Cathcart

Founder and CEO of Cathcart Technologies. This is a consulting firm that is bridging the gap between technology and the fashion industry using AI, machine learning, computer vision, 3D and XR. She is also the Chief Strategy Officer of 3DLOOK, an AI driven technology company who is transforming the way people interact with their smartphone to solve everyday problems. She was describing this technology as it using your smartphone to scan and measure your body for the most accurate body measurements. I think this technology will really change the way we shop online and will take out all the surprises around fit when we purchase online. I am looking forward to learning more about it and hopefully bring it as a shopping feature as part of Longings Clothes.

Evelyn Zoubi

Founder and CEO of ecloset.me Inc. (GLANSE). This is a Business-to-Business (B2B) service for fashion buyers and merchandisers. The service leverages the extensive data-set collected from the Fashion App GLANSE to provide detailed analytics that help buyers and merchandise planners make more accurate decisions about when & where to launch product-lines. This reduces the amount of guesswork that goes into figuring out a region or other demographic that a product line will be successful in. To lean more click here.

To Conclude

The common denominator with all the panelists is sustainability in the fashion industry by reducing overall waste. This can be done by re-using previously owned clothing, making better decisions when purchasing online with using technology such as 3D Look to reduce the number or returns, or companies having better insight as to which regions and demographics their marketing will be most successful in.

How to Repurpose your Suit

Repurposing your Business Suit

I used to have a bad habit of shopping all the time and at least once a month I had to buy a new outfit. I would easily get bored with what I had so I was continuously on the hunt for the next big thing. After starting my own business and learning about the fashion industry, I have a new understanding how wasteful that lifestyle can be.

I have put my shopping on hold and I have been trying work with what I have and repurpose items to figure how to wear differently. I am going to take you through a couple examples of how you can repurpose one suit.

The Suit

Like most other professional women, I have a few suits hanging in my closet. Unfortunately, they don’t get worn too often because I work in more casual office environment now. Buying a good quality suit is a great investment that allows you to wear this timeless piece for many years. Since I don’t need to wear them very often I hate for them to collect dust in my closet.

I purchased this suit in a tall size from Ann Taylor. The pants have a 36″ inseam. The jacket fits without needing further alterations. The quality is average. It is made out Polyester, Rayon and Spandex but they do suggest dry clean only.

Three Button Navy Blue Jacket

This three button jacket can easily be converted to a more casual look with pairing with jeans, a white boat neck top or even a white t-shirt, and a pair of nice booties. The jacket with just a white top is too bland so adding scarf for additional color will give it an additional wow-factor you need to stand out. I really prefer one button jackets because they look more modern. However, if you have a three button you can just button once or leave open.

The Trouser Pant

To make the pants have a more casual look you can pair with a nice shirt and long-sleeve cover-up cardigan.

I have a blouse that I bought a few years ago when it was trendy to wear long shirts and blouses with skinny jeans or pants. I don’t really wear this blouse anymore but I am not ready to get ready to get rid of it yet. So I tried wearing it with these trouser pants and a cover-up cardigan but tucked it in. I absolutely love the way it came out.

It just needed a nice necklace and wear with a pair of nude pumps. Every woman should have a pair of nude pumps in their closet because of the versatility. They can go with so many colors and they aren’t as boring as your usual black pumps.

 

Just remember not give up on the clothes you have too soon. Try wearing them with different jewelry or scarves to shake it up. Some days I remind myself when I was a kid and would play dress-up. I still like to do this and mix and match pieces that I own but I don’t normally wear together. You should try it because you don’t know what amazing outfits you can come up with for free!

Last Minute Gift Idea

Last Minute Shopping Stress

Did you wake up this morning and realize that it is December 17th and there are only seven more days to Christmas shop?  If so, welcome to my world!  No matter how much I tell myself I won’t wait last minute this year to complete my Christmas shopping, I always seem to procrastinate and put it off last minute.  Then I get stressed out thinking about what I need to buy and where. I really hate crowds too so I have been lucky the last couple of years to at least give myself time to buy online.

Great Gift Idea!

Relax and don’t panic!  There is one item that doesn’t have height or size requirements.  Therefore, they are great for any woman whether she is tall, short or average size.  Drum roll please…it is the blanket scarf!   This scarf is great to keep you warm on these cold winter days plus they can make a great fashion statement.  They are on the casual side but that makes them great to wear on casual Fridays or on the weekends.  Most importantly, they are budget friendly and you still can find plenty of them in stock at most stores.

How to wear

There are many different ways to wear a blanket scarf.  Three favorites that I enjoy are the Bandana, the Belted Shaw and the Pull-Through Loop.

The Bandana

Step 1: Fold into a triangle.

Step 2: Hold the triangle in front of your chest and wrap around your neck.

Step 3: Bring the ends around to the front of your chest and tuck underneath the triangle.

The Belted Shaw

Step 1:  Fold into a triangle.

Step 2:  Pull the triangle behind you so that the bottom part of the triangle is pointed down towards the ground.

Step 3: Hold the ends and drape over your shoulders.

Step 4:  Tie the belt around you.  I don’t like to include the back of the scarf when tying the belt so I let it hang over the back of the belt.

The Pull-Through Loop

Step 1:  Fold the scarf in a triangle.

Step 2:  Keep folding until you make the scarf look like a long noodle.

Step 3:  Hold the noodle up and fold in half.

Step 4: Take it and hold behind your neck.

Step 5:  Wrap around your neck and take the bottoms and pull through the top part which is like a loop.

Step: Adjust and fluff it out.

There are so many more ways to wear these lovely scarves.   Below is  a great video to watch on YouTube that shows you 12 different ways to wear a blanket scarf.

Where to buy

There are so many places to buy these  budget-friendly fabulous scarves.  I bought mine at Charming Charlie.  I just bought two days ago in the store and there were plenty of scarves in stock still.

I really like this scarf.  It is extremely soft, warm and cozy.  It feels great on and I love the way I look in it.

Charming Charlie
CHARMING CHARLIE – PERFECTLY PLAID BLANKET SCARF $20.00

If you don’t want to go out in the crowds you still have time to buy online through Amazon and have it delivered by Christmas.  I haven’t personally tried any of the scarves below but they have great prices and reviews.

Dimore $12.99

Hitop $13.99

Neal LINK $12.99

Even if you did miss the cut-off to buy online, there are so many stores such as Macy’s, Kohl’s, Old Navy, and JC Penney that should still have some scarves in stock.

So here is one great idea that will help with your last minute Christmas shopping.  Good luck to you!

 

Disclaimer:  I did not get paid any commissions for any of the items listed in this blog.