Hi Guys! Just a quick hellowww … Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was pretty good, except for the fact that it was too short but that seems to be the trend these days… What is up with that?
I know not all of you read my tumblr and I’ve had a few more questions come through about the black boots that I’m wearing in this post here so I thought I’d provide a quick update to let you know I popped back into an Aldo store on the weekend and they are back in stock this season and in a variety of colours too!
Unfortunately for my Aussie readers, Aldo in Europe doesn’t ship to Australia but I did a bit of research and found a similar pair available online that is in a very similar design at and may I add, it’s a little cheaper too! I can’t speak for the quality of this one but I do know the one from Aldo is made from leather and a really comfortable height.
If anyone uses Amazon.com I surprisingly found the boots on too.
T-Styled Me Tip …
For that extra bit of comfort, add insoles! They make the world of difference and I bought a pair from Primark and which had a sticky backing and slipped right into the shoe. They certainly help with the comfort factor when I’m late and running for the bus!
Have a great week guys!
Hey! I’m totally in love with your blog!! I was wondering if you had any style ideas on what I could wear with the . I wanted something more than the basic skinny jeans. Anything you can suggest would be helpful! Thank you
T-Styled Me Answered
Hi! Thank-you for your kind words. These boots are really cute! And more importantly, look really comfortable and practical. I’ve become a bit of a grandma when it comes to sensible shoes lately and obsessed with flats. What colour did you get?
Depending on the weather, there are a number of ways to wear these flat boots that don’t involve skinny jeans. Shorts, skirts, maxi skirts, boyfriend jeans … the sky’s really the limit! Try incorporating the colour of the boots into your outfit as a start.
Here are my visual suggestions for you:
I personally love wearing flat ankle boots. They were such a staple for me this Winter (i.e the last 10 months!) and continue to do so as Summer approaches. Hint: Pairing ankle boots with leather always brings a little edge to an outfit!
Hope you found this helpful!
Can you do post a how to style a petite size 6 figure with short legs and broad shoulders please? In particular how to overcome the short leg problem! And, what ankle boots would you recommend to elongate short legs! Ta! x
T-Styled Me Answered:
Among friends, I’m notorious for proposing hypothetical situations and one for the girls is always ‘If you could have plastic surgery on one part of your body, what would it be?’ You’d be surprised how often the answer is ‘Umm… Can I get my legs done so they’re longer?!’ Unfortunately leg extensions aren’t common like lipo/botox and there’s a much more simple way to create the illusion of being taller. A styling session on the inverted triangle body shape (broad shoulder and slim hips and bottom half) is still on my to do list but here are my top tips on how to balance out that inverted triangle shape for a petite figure and how to best elongate your pins:
To balance out broad shoulders …
- Lean towards dresses and skirts which are full or have an A-line shape. This will create a fuller bottom half to balance out your shoulders. Add a belt to create an illusion of an hourglass shape.
- As you’re petite, the skirts and dresses should end at least above your knee. Simple advice but you’d be surprised at what a difference this makes!
- For Trousers, try a boot-cut denim or wide leg trouser pant that is dark in colour (visually this will create length).
- Stay away from strappy heels that can cut off at at your legs or at least pair them with a shorter than usual hemline.
- Nude heels are really great way of visually elongating your legs.
- Any ankle boots which have a stacked heel will instantly make you look taller.
- Keep the ankle boots the same colour as your jeans help elongate your legs.
These are my favourite stacked heel boots which I would recommend to help elongate your legs:
I have these (in black) and not only are they comfortable but they go with everything!
are great for more affordable ankle boots so have a browse and look for a pair that has height (that you’re comfortable with), that’s classic and easy to wear.
I hope this short post helped!