Hey ITC Readers,
Have you ever seen some trend in a magazine, Pinterest, or your favorite blogger’s Instagram account and just loved it? And then have you gone shopping to get said trend for yourself, and realized buying that item would be the worst possible idea?
Because that’s what happened to me this weekend. This fall has been all about Over-the-Knee boots, and I’ve fallen in love with tall suede boots that are tight on the leg and fit right up over the knee over your skinny jeans. What I failed to realize is that my very large, very muscular calves (which I love about myself!) were not going to look good in said boots.
I went to DSW this weekend in search of the the perfect pair of OTK boots. I tried on my first pair, and thought “these aren’t so flattering, but this just isn’t the right pair”. So I tried another. The second pair I could barely get over my calves, and one look in the mirror told me that they were definitely not a good look. Running low on hope, I tried a couple more pairs, just to come to the conclusion that it was me, not the boots.
A less mature version of me from a couple of years ago probably would have picked the pair that looked least horrible and bought them anyways. But I’ve been learning to edit myself. You don’t have to jump on every trend. And you definitely shouldn’t buy something that you don’t love on yourself, just because you love it on someone else.
So, you won’t find me in OTK boots this fall and winter. I’ll stick to my booties and riding boots. And my advice for you is this: don’t be afraid to miss out on a trend that isn’t right for your body or your style. That being said, I’ve linked below some of my favorite OTK boots from DSW, and my hope is that one of you ladies with skinny calves will rock a pair in honor of me!
Ivory Tower Chic