I’ve come to love what I once thought of as the ultimate faux paus for petites – ankle straps. Turns out they are just the ticket for Spring, and this trend had legs… Or at least the ability to elongate legs. Whenever I find something I love, I become a collector. Case in point: it went from Air Jordan’s in middle school (I own 13 pairs), to The North Face jackets and backpacks in high school (too many to count and since have all gone to charity), then on to designer denim in college and todays impressive (and unfortunately much more expensive) designer shoe and handbag collection. Problem? Maybe. But the best problem ever, if you ask me
Back to ankle straps – this reoccurring fad in footwear is not only flattering, but functional. The attention to detail provides extra support and ease for the wearer. But, as a means to address the “what once was a potential fashion faux paus” there’s a few rules to follow when finding the perfect pair (or 4):
- The skinnier the strap = the skinnier your legs look. Trust me.
- The lighter the color of the strap = the longer your legs look. Nudes, metallics and flesh-tone hues will never fail.
- Bold, thick straps = edgy, tough and much more challenging to pull off. Proceed with caution.
Don’t have the desire to get on board with ankle straps? I have a fashion forecast for summer, and I predict these babies will make a BIG comeback: anklets!! Slip into your ankle strap-less pumps and throw on an anklet for a similar effect. Will you dare to wear?
Stay tuned and stay stylish.