Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The length of spring!

One look we're loving for spring and summer? The skimmer pant!

For years we have been trying to master the perfect cuff length with our jeans. They're either uneven, roll down by the end of the day, or make your calves look a little bulky, kind of like a cankle. But the skimmer pants fixes all of these things while giving those cute little ballet flats or wedge sandals the attention they deserve. 

Image via the Gap
These pants are sleek, chic, come in an assortment of colors and skim just above the the ankle (hence the name). They're perfect for running Saturday morning errands, comfortable enough to wear flying, chic but simple for girls night out and ultra sexy for a Friday night date night! 

But, as with fashion, and everything else, there's nothing new under the sun. Skimmers are basically a new and modern update of the classic cigarette pants or even capri pants. These type of pants were made popular by Audrey Hepburn and TV mom Laura Petrie (played by Mary Tyler Moore) in the 1950s and 1960s. 

Mary Tyler Moore as Laura Petrie on the Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966).
 This character sparked a small controversy for wearing pants. Oh, have times have changed! Housewives in the 1960s stereotypically wore dresses and pearls. Moore once stated that, "I had Laura wear pants, women don't wear full-skirted dresses to vacuum in."

Audrey Hepburn made these pants a wardrobe staple when she wore them in her movies like Sabrina. She kept her style simple with ballet flats and a top when she wore them.

1. Forever 21, contrast woven capri, $22.80
2. Forever 21, essential textured capri, $19.80
3. Forever 21, solid capri trousers, $16.50
4. Gap, printed skinny mini skimmer khaki, $36.99
5.Gap,  neon skinny mini skimmer khaki, $39.99
6. Gap, navy skinny mini skimmer khaki, $39.99

Would you wear skimmers? How would you style them? Let us know in the comments!
XO Wil Harris

1 comment:

  1. This is such a cute trend but because I'm so petite most cropped pants look like regular pants on me!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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