So, in light of Angie's post this morning, I hereby put up for your (I hope, sympathetic) amusement my outfit fail from Saturday.

The forecast was for snow. A friend and I were going out for a belated birthday lunch and a play.

So I chose to try one of Angie's recommendations:

  • Wear high-waisted skinny jeans with roomy cropped or tucked tops.
The jeans are higher waisted DL1961 skinnies. I tried them with a cropped sweater and roomy untucked shirt. The higher waist means you don't have to belt; the jeans won't pull down even tucked into boots. Win!

But. I didn't like this outfit at all. The jeans felt too snug. (They are a bit snug after 3 months of no exercise, but mostly it's the fabrication -- a high amount of "structured stretch" for want of a better term.) And I really didn't feel like this flattered me. I felt blocky, thunder-thighed, and not at all fashionable.

I much preferred an earlier attempt with wide leg trousers -- more fluid and easy.

But. You know. Snow.

Which explains why I will never stop wearing skinnies and they're a true modern classic.

On reflection, I think I might have liked this a tiny bit better if I had used this recommendation also:

  • Tuck them into mid-calf boots.
Instead I went for knee highs and these ones may be too fitted, which contributes to a stuffed sausage look.

Oh well. Next time, right?

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