I bought these NYDJ ponte trousers last year to wear with a pair of high-heeled black boots. The boots are fine. The trousers are fine. Together? Not so much.

I scored what may be the most comfortable boots I've ever had! I'm already wearing them with ankle length jeans, with shortish slouchy trousers, with rolled straight-legs (not a fan of skinnies on me); they will even work with black boot-legs for a slightly more conservative vibe. I'm looking forward to wearing them with skirts and tights in cooler weather.

So what to do with these poor orphaned pants? These wash so well that I'd rather update them than consign them (a laundry bottleneck in the black pants department just might unhinge me).

So what's the PPL I'm after? Hem them with a break for flat ankle-strap wedges or hem them to show a bit of the strap? Hem them for sneakers? Hem them to the ankle? Dare I shorten them to show some skin over the boot?

TIA, everyone!