please, whatever you do – do not wear a knee-length skirt with contrasting tights, ankle boots and this horrid sweater that i think i owned back in the early 1980s. if you’re going to try the dicey ankle-boot-and-skirt trend, please see that your skirt is a mini, and that you have the gams to pull it off. this longer skirt makes the ankle boots look positively frumpy, and focuses all of your attention on the model’s knees. i have yet to meet someone with truly gorgeous knees, so i do my best to avoid spotlighting them. skirts should really only exist in two lengths: they should either hit right at the point where your thighs narrow, or right at the base of your kneecap. in my book, there really are no other acceptable lengths…unless you’re one of the 3 people on the planet who can pull off calf-length skirts (and even then, there must, must, must be some volume to the skirt, to avoid looking like a Mormon churchgoer).
i have no idea what’s going on with all of the highwaters in this shoot…just another error in judgment in a long chain. highwaters are something i’ve never understood. i mean, capris i understand. i don’t necessarily agree, but i understand. and a well-tailored, slim ankle-length pant can be positively audrey hepburn if you’re as pixie-like as she was. but with the flare, and the bizarre footwear choices, this combination just looks like the model is wearing her little sister’s pants.
the rest of the looks really don’t warrant my full snarking attention…they’re just very meh. i’ve become so accustomed to loving everything i see at anthro that it’s sort of restored my faith in the volatility of fashion to see how much i detest these latest offerings.
here’s hoping this is just a temporary lapse, and they haven’t changed stylists. otherwise, we’re in for a rocky road ahead…