Do you find that stilettos and dainty shoes look lost on your tall frame?
Your ankles will thank you because sturdy, chunky heels are back in style. AND they are flattering (and functional!) on tall women.
When paired with the right outfit, chunkier heels can help slim the ankle and balance out tall proportions. Here are some tips I’ve learned over the years on how to wear chunky heels:
- Chunky heels under boot-cut jeans is a no-no. This will look too clunky! When you wear chunky heels—especially chunky ankle boots—your pants should stop at your ankle.
- Chunky heels look best with skinny jeans, cropped pants, leggings, or tights.
- Chunky heels can also look great with a mini or pencil skirt. Just make sure your hemline falls above the knee.
Readers: What’s your go-to chunky heel?
You saw me wear this red blazer in my last post. It’s extremely versatile and I don’t have anything like it in my wardrobe. Here are my thoughts:
- Size: I’m wearing a size 2 tall. As you can see, it doesn’t look very tall. It’s about 24″ long which is shorter than most of the other blazers I own. I can’t imagine how short a regular size would look on me! I don’t mind the length, but I would have preferred it to be an inch or two longer.
- Fit: The overall fit is boxy. You can see that it’s not tailored in at the waist. Buttoning one button helps to define the waist. I also sized down to avoid looking too baggy.
- Material: The outside of the blazer is made of 100% wool, the inside lining is 100% acetate and the lining of the sleeves are a blend of polyester an spandex. It’s very warm—so warm that I didn’t mind standing out in 20 degree weather without a jacket for these pictures!
- Details: I love the gold buttons. They add some interest to an otherwise plain red blazer.
- Color: The red is so fun and bright. It is a true red, though these pictures make it seem a bit more orange. Either way, it certainly adds flavor to any outfit.
[spacer size=”20″]I know I’ll be getting lots of wear out of this blazer even though it’s shorter than I expected.
Readers: Did you expect the J.Crew Tall Schoolboy blazer to be so short?