It is always great when a trend is also a classic style. Chelsea boots are a key item this season, but one I’ve always eschewed because it “cuts me off at the ankle” – a term you might be familiar with if you ever watched “What Not to Wear” or the like. It is a timeworn flattery maxim: Always, always elongate your legs. As someone on the shorter side, I followed this rule like gospel, but it kept me from a lot of styles I loved. Still, when I was ready to actually buy my first pair of Chelsea boots, I had some doubts.
I decided to go for a fun pair at a low price point, so I could test out the look without much commitment. Once I got them though, I fell in love. They are such a statement color, and look just as good with a sleek monochrome look as they do with saturated hues. And I think my legs look long enough, thank you very much 🙂
I snagged these pewter boots from Zulily, a flash sale site that I refer to as the online Burlington Coat Factory: Tons of tacky crap, but if you dig, you’ll occasionally find an amazing deal. As their return policies are tough, I tend to only buy brands I know from them – right now, for example, they have a great City Chic sale with tops for $11.
The dress is from one of my favorite plus clothing brands, Mynt 1792. Their quality is on par with the straight size contemporary labels I’d love to have in #plussizeplease, like Tibi and DVF. To me, Mynt 1792 is a great example of plus contemporary done right – great fit and on trend accents. This swingy LBD is a staple weekend dress – great for strolling around the city on one of the last pleasant days we’ve had in a while, and transitioning seamlessly for meeting friends in Harlem for drinks.
Shoulder cutout swing dress: Mynt 1792 (via Gwynnie Bee)
Opaque tights: Hue
Pewter Chelsea boots: Laundry (via Zulily)
Geometric ring: H&M (similar in hammered gold)