A pair of classic black pants is one of those quintessential closet staples—essential to both workwear and everyday life. But a neatly tailored black pair can be hard to find, especially for someone with a shorter stature. We took it upon ourselves to find the best of the best. From tuxedo trousers to flared pants, these are the six best black pairs that look ridiculously good on petites. We grant you permission to wear them all the time and for every occasion.
1. The Sexy Cigarette
This cigarette trouser boasts the perfectly tailored slim fit. With clean details and front pleats, this shape is cut to be super flattering.
2. A Classic Plair
Every wardrobe needs a classic pair. Style this one with strappy heels for a night out or with loafers for the office.
3. Luxe Denim
These are my personal weakness (I have three pairs). The jeans are made from this incredible soft sateen fabric, which can give an otherwise casual look an elevated spin.
J Brand, $185
4. Kick Flares
For maximum comfort, slip into these pull-on slim-leg pants. Bonus: The kick flares will create leg-lengthening effect.
5. Updated Tux Trouser
Go for a cool-girl flair with this leather tux stripe detail—the linear stripe will elongate your legs.
J. Crew, $178
6. Zip Details
Take a minimal approach with these ponte zip pants. The clean waist and subtle hardware detailing won’t overwhelm your figure.
Ann Taylor, $79
So, you’ve spent all your money on Christmas presents and champagne and are basically in some sort of self-imposed financial lock down until payday.
But all those new season trends are calling. The shops and magazines are full of them and avoiding temptation can be as difficult as that first Monday back in the office.
Luckily, there are loads of key pieces for 2016 already in your wardrobe – meaning you can rock the latest looks this January, no retail therapy required.
1. Blue Denim
Never since Justin and Britney’s 2001 double denim matching monstrosities has the blue stuff been more in Vogue.
Make like model of the moment Gigi Hadid and team your trusty pair of skinnies with statement ankle boots, a chic coat, and a basic crop top (we are having one of the warmest winters on record, after all).
2. Slip Dresses
Grab your florals, your lace, and your satin slips because 90s style is back in a big way.
Channel some Saint Laurent SS16 catwalk vibes, and avoid any January chills, by teaming slinky maxi dresses with luxe knitwear and cosy fur.
Just because party season is over, doesn’t mean your sequins are.
Work that NYE dress well into the new year by adding tough touches like fishnets, biker boots, and leather jackets.
Wild, Wild West indeed. Decorative embroidery and straight-shooter shapes modernize the classic women’s cowboy boot this season. Paired with rollicking westerly looks, the trend takes a new direction for spring ’16.
High-end fashion brands took on the ever-lasting trend and infused it with unexpected fashion twists. Coach lead the way with its patchwork ankle boots, shown at its spring ’16 runway show. Fausto Puglisi also offered a radical take on the cowboy boot, doing it in a satin embellished with crystals.
Brands like Tod’s, Bally and Altuzarra offered reworked takes on Western ready-to-wear, like cowhide coats and beaded dresses. Valentino collaborated with Métis artist Christi Belcourt on its resort collection, proving that inspiration from First Nations cultures doesn’t have to be done insensitively.
Classic Western brands also updated their trustee styles with new treatments. Lane used floral embroidery, a technique that’s also been seen on a bevy of luxury styles. Brands like Durango and Nocono went more minimal, with simple suede boots in rich tan colorways.
Ankle shapes were also prevalent. Brands like Roots, Toga Pull and Frye opted for shorter heights that felt fresh, adding details like monk straps or extra buckles.
We exist on the digital frontier, at the dawn of a virtual age in which all experience will be filtered through screens. Nicolas Ghesquière, long one of fashion’s most intrepid designers, isn’t looking back. Since he arrived at Louis Vuitton in early 2014, the idea of travel has propelled him; Vuitton has been in the business of making luggage since 1854, after all. But this season he took a different kind of journey. “We are all living with this new dimension,” he said afterward. “We are all managing how to integrate these new notions of digital, virtual, and cyber with our real life.”
A conversation between technology and nature animated the new collection, his most audacious yet for the house, and one that had his fans chiming, “The old Nicolas is back.” The old Nicolas was a sci-fi obsessive and an experimentalist, qualities he subsumed early on during his tenure at LV that came rocketing to the fore here. His reference points were many: Wong Kar Wai’s 2046 and the anime series Evangelion came up backstage. The show itself started with an introduction to the video game Minecraft, which will be familiar to anyone with young children. Later, a sound clip from Tron: Legacy, the original of which was a favorite movie from Ghesquière’s own childhood, played. “I tried to picture clusters of information as they moved through the computer,” Jeff Bridges intoned. “What did they look like? Ships? Motorcycles? Were the circuits like freeways? I kept dreaming of a world I thought I’d never see, and then one day . . . I got in.”
Ghesquière’s cyberpunks wore moto jackets and metal-embroidered skirts, laser-cut leathers and beaded knits that coded like armor, and spaceship-print pants. Leather gauntlets keyed a tough, aggressive attitude, but the designer’s vision was not a dystopic one. On the contrary. He was quick to point out that his materials looked high-tech but were actually not synthetics at all. What with the nailhead-embroidered peasant dresses, the crafty sweaters, and the festival-girl crop tops and shorts, Vuitton Spring looked a lot like a digital bohemia.
Fashion Snoops’ Spring/Summer 16 Color Forecast identifies five key palettes: Backyard, Soft Nostalgia, Seaside, Desert Bloom and Heirlooms. Soft Nostalgia plays the most important role with a continuation of pastels that become notably more saturated. Desert Bloom refreshes the notion of neutrals with new base tones and enticing fashion colors that offer a new perspective.
SEASIDE – VIBRANT MID TONES PALETTE
Seaside is presented as a vibrant selection of mid-tones. Bubblegum pink plays an essential role, while newer shades of Coral and Melon are influenced by pink and grapefruit casts. Orchid and Aqua are offered as emerging fashion colors. Custard is lively, yet not overly saturated, shade of yellow. Chartreuse is introduced as a new lime.
Coral is a new pink this season, with salmon undertones.
HEIRLOOM – JEWEL TONES PALETTE
Jewel tones remain relevant for Spring/Summer 2016 with a new offering of Heirlooms. Red and green continue to play the most significant roles, including familiar shades of dark Burgundy and brighter Ruby. Green becomes more influenced by blues with Evergreen and Dark Teal colors. While Navy progresses as an influential base color, Indigo offers a new alternative. Grape purple is featured as a new fashion color.
After much success in recent seasons, burgundy is back for Spring.
Indigo presents a strong option somewhere in between navy and cobalt.
Dark Teal offers a new fashion color that adds newness especially to retro looks.
DESERT BLOOM – NEUTRALS PALETTE
The Desert Bloom color palette combines earthy neutrals along with emerging fashion colors. Base hues of Khaki, Hazy Taupe and Twine are enlivened by richer bases like Dark Roast and Olive. Red casted Rust and orange casted Copper both play influential roles, while Marigold is a yellow with significant orange influence. Persimmon keeps the palette lively et to pink and orange casts. Cooler hues include Soldier Blue, Moonstone and Pine.
Persimmon combines desert orange with pink for a sunset fashion color.
Hazy Taupe brings a darker grey casted neutral into the spectrum.
Moonstone Blue is an exciting new fashion color in the Desert Bloom palette.
SOFT NOSTALGIA – PASTELS PALETTE
Soft Nostalgia addresses pastels as one of the most important groups of the season, lead notably by Blue Hydrangea. Chambray offers a greyer, saturated blue alternative. Pink is a focus from saturated mid-tones of Peony to whitened Ice Pink, peach tinted Rose Champagne and purple casted Lilac. Other fashion pastels include more saturated hues of Wisteria purple, Lemon Chiffon and Sea Glass green. Neutral base tones include a fleshy Buff, utility Ecru and Bone. Dust complements Soft Nostalgia as this season’s exclusive grey.
Blue Hydrangea is easily the most essential pastel of the season, lending a soft commercial appeal.
Lemon Chiffon brings yellow to the pastel range with creamy undertones.
BACKYARD – BRIGHTS PALETTE
Backyard brights offer a lively conversation anchored by warm and cool hues. Green plays a pivotal role in both Spring Green and a brighter shade of Grass, while Canary offers a brightly saturated yellow. Red progresses forward with Candy Apple as a key color. Another popular commercial option is Electric Blue, while Periwinkle really brings something new to the table. Though orange generally downtrends, Clementine remains.
Periwinkle is one of the most popular blues of the season, positioned as a brighter summer alternative to Electric Blue.
Ready or not, here it comes! In today’s street style compilation we are going to observe some of the best winter street style trends to follow this year. As the great addition- the fall shopping season is officially upon us. I am here to help you deciding what is worth trying on and what is better to leave in your closet till next years.
Of course, first of all, you have to decide either you are in a search for fresh looks, either you are a classy lady, who seeks only for timelessly chic designs. But I suggest you to keep calm and make some experiments with your everyday looks. I found best ideas for you to try this Winter. As you can see, there are lots of glamour trends taken from the runways in the chilly streets of big cities. Everything looks fabulous and so must-try. In this compilation are gathered hottest shoes and bags, as well as toppers and sexy jewelry. As you can see, there are lots of bloggers and fashion editors who appear in the streets wearing the latest trends. Keep on reading to know how to dress trendy this Winter.
Have some fun with knee-ripped high-rise washed grey skinnies. You can wear them with pointed-toe light-grey pumps, cream-grey sweater and miniature handbag:
I’ve got only good news for you tonight. Yes, I am happy to share with you this 2016 Winter shoes trends collection of awesome women’s shoes to wear from work to parties and special events. In this compilation are gathered some of the best designs showcased during Fashion Weeks runways shows.
I highly recommend you to take a close-up look at these precious shoes. You are going to see pretty ankle-booties, thigh-highs, menswear flats, pointed-toe must-haves, classic pumps in bright colors, etc. You have all been waiting for a complete look at this year’s trendy footwear and today is the lucky day to see all these styles. This year is all about comfort and style. You gonna be wowed by the most wearable trends to keep you stylish and warm all season long. I really want to know your thoughts about the showcased models. What are your favorites and what designs would you really like to try on next week.
Ankle booties come in so many varieties. I love the block heeled glossy black leather pointed-toe styles, Chelsea low-heeled in black matte leather, suede versions in khaki-green, and of course cream-beige suede versions embellished with fringes:
This time I want to draw your attention to some of the best ways to mix and how to combine white with red outfits. Color mixing is not the sort of thing that anyone knows how to do, it’s not a talent, it’s just a skill, that makes it easier to select the right separates for your next day, no matter if it’s a working day or weekend.
Go hot and try on red, relaxed tee tucked in white high-waisted denim cut-offs. Finish the look by adding plastic see-through clutch and mirrored statement looking sunglasses.
This skill can be learned. When it comes to mixing up the basic colors, ho you do it depends on many things. In today’s collection I am going to show you the best ways mixing up red with whites. You are going to see how to work with each top and bottom. Just imagine yourself wearing red with white pleasing you and people who are heading towards you. Anyway, let’s have a closer look at the images below:
Keep it ladylike and go for a long-sleeve lace top tucked in midi red, A-line skirt. You can add nude pointed-toe pumps and black clutch.
Keep it sweet and flirty by wearing a fit and flared cream white dress with cuffed heel sandals.
If you are in love with street fashion, then I am here to share with you an awesome Winter street style compilation of women’s stunning looks. This post is dedicated to cold season must-have essentials to wear from Mondays to Sundays, from work to night clubs. Frankly speaking, there are several pieces and details that are widely popular in the world of fashion. I am talking about long coats, boyfriend jeans, turtlenecks, cropped tops, neutral colors, sneakers and ankle-boots. It’s so funny to know that fashion is a cyclical thing that can be modernized with just a bit of details and cuts. Read on to fin out more. Don’t forget to let me know in the comments below what is your favorite piece to wear this year.
Black outfit can be freshen up by a neon orange blouse.
Personally, I am in love with long coats. This is a dramatic outerwear piece that looks and feels amazing. It’s both comfy and sophisticated. I think everyone can wear this stunning piece. You can find plenty of styles this year, starting from bright colored versions to mannish looking dark color designs. I love that kind of 1990’s meets 1980’s vibe that is felt in almost every piece. Speaking of boyish garments, then I want to mention another favorite piece- boyfriend jeans. They are so cool and trendy this season. Go for bigger ones, slouchy and ripped versions. Another great looking piece to try this year is the turtleneck. You can wear your hair tucked in and keep your coat hanging off your shoulders. I would recommend to try on turtleneck tucked in high-waisted flared pants. If you want to keep things sporty, then you better go for sneakers. I recommend to buy the ones with no heel. This footwear can be worn with anything. For instance, you can try them on with one of my favorites called long coat. I guarantee, you gonna look chic, sporty and casual. How about wearing ankle boots? This footwear will never go out of fashion scene. Those of you who do not afraid of showing off midriff skin, then you might like to try on cropped tops. This garment looks hot and trendy. All you need is to pair it with trendy high-waisted skinnies or trousers. How about wearing neutrals in your everyday life? For instance, you can go fully white, black, grey or blush color. Believe it or not, but the result is going to look incredibly polished and chic.
Keep an eye on cream white leather jackets, they do look amazing:
Dark blush color furry sweater can be tucked in midi wrap black skirt:
In love with simplicity? If so, then I recommend to try on crispy white shirt and tuck it inside your lovely blue boyfriends jeans:
If you are looking for something unique and sweet, then you better take a tour in this post and see how to wear open back tops this year. This breezy, laid-back look is an allure piece that for sure will make you look original and trendy. If you are looking at backless fashion, then I highly recommend to start from tops. The most important rule of all open-backs is not going all-out-bare-it-all. In this article you are going to see practical tips on how to rock the open back top with style. Scroll through now to find your one and only look.
I divided this post into two sections. The first one is about casual styles that are comfy and ideal for your everyday wear, of course, staying effortlessly chic. They are simple and comfortable. The most important thing is the effortless fit that allows you to wear them with boyfriends, skinnies and pair them with boyish slip-ons and cool sneakers, but anything will work just right with these simple silhouettes.
The red one with cut-out shoulders looks great styled with tribal print shorts: