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Okay so what's the knack - wearing ankle boots with skinny jeans?

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Millie1 Sun 14-Oct-12 15:11:02

So, I finally found a nice pair of ankle boots yesterday but can I get my skinny cords to look right with them? No! Admittedly the cords have a 33" leg which my legs aren't quite long enough for grin. How should they sit? Tuck them in and they look really tucked in and daft. Out and over the top of the boots looks plain stupid. What length should my cords be? Do I need to get the cords taken up? Roll them up hmm.

Help please!

dexter73 Sun 14-Oct-12 15:19:55

Are you boots quite tight at the top? I find it easier to tuck skinnies into ankle boots if they are wider at the top then they sit better.

fedupandfifty Sun 14-Oct-12 15:22:37

A difficult one!! I don't think skinny jeans ever look quite right with ankle boots as they always seem to wrinkle up. I always wear my ankle boots with leggings. Jeans, Imho, only look ok with longer boots.

dexter73 Sun 14-Oct-12 15:25:26

I quite like them wrinkling up at the ankle!

Millie1 Sun 14-Oct-12 15:26:38

Yes, they are quite tight Dexter

The skinny jeans I was wearing yesterday sat okay with them but the cords just won't. Gah! I have mega-skinny calves so don't know if I can do the leggings and ankle boots look?

freerangeeggs Sun 14-Oct-12 15:57:50

I like them wrinkly at the ankle too. I sometimes wrinkle mine at the bottom n purpose and put them over my boots. That sounds strange, now I think about it, but that's the way I one see them styled in magazines etc.

Millie1 Sun 14-Oct-12 16:01:41

Okay, shall give that a go when I get five mins child-free time!! Thanks!

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Sun 14-Oct-12 16:08:54

I like the wrinkles as well. They can also look good with the hems turned over a bit, just resting on the boots or is that because I can't be arsed to hem them?

MaureenCognito Sun 14-Oct-12 16:11:32

ok i have zipped ones since last year.

i dont do zips right up, jeans rest in out on boot, messily

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 14-Oct-12 16:15:26

Your jeans need to be super skinny in my experience to fit inside the boot

MaureenCognito Sun 14-Oct-12 16:16:15

i dont like a tidy fit meself, it makes you look like noddys mum

noddyholder Sun 14-Oct-12 16:21:46

Ha ha! Just put jeans on. Then put boots on and DON'T FIDDLE.

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 14-Oct-12 16:22:25

But you are long and leggy - I alas am not.

I just couldn't do undone zips and wrinkles [hyachinth]

noddyholder Sun 14-Oct-12 16:23:49

I think if you have to fiddle too much its not for you. Otherwise you need the dreaded jeggings.

Trills Sun 14-Oct-12 16:24:13

Is that a brown mum boot I spy?

MaureenCognito Sun 14-Oct-12 16:25:13

i was being polite trills

noddyholder Sun 14-Oct-12 16:25:41

Too smart and yes you are veering into lulu/loose woman territory

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 14-Oct-12 16:27:39

Oh I'm always smart - I just look wrong scruffy.

dexter73 Sun 14-Oct-12 16:30:32

I was born scruffy. I think it is hard to look smart when you have mad curly hair!

noddyholder Sun 14-Oct-12 16:30:35

You need super tight then like jeggings so that they don't move.

noddyholder Sun 14-Oct-12 16:31:26

I am not scruffy but not over smart either I suppose. I have a lot of hair too and not keen on brushing it!

MaureenCognito Sun 14-Oct-12 16:31:55

nod theres a thread in hommage to mrs holder

Trills Sun 14-Oct-12 16:32:11

The opposite of smart is not scruffy, it's "relaxed" or "dressed down" or something else.

What would they say if it were Alexa Chung or someone like that?

noddyholder Sun 14-Oct-12 16:38:15

Effortless wink

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 14-Oct-12 17:13:22

Alexa spends hours perfecting that effortless look I'm sure.

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