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Q & A Friday: Cuffing Pants with Short Booties

Q: What’s the correct way to cuff your pants when wearing short booties?

A: Short booties are a great look year round, but especially in the transition seasons like fall and spring. I see people wearing their pants wrong with booties all the time and I understand that it can be tricky to know how to cuff them.

You’ll always want to aim to have your pants just skimming the top of the boot. Having them  tucked into the boot or over the boot will look funny. If your boot is a few inches taller than mine shown above, then it is definitely appropriate to tuck them in. Most short booties, however, look best when the pants hit point of slightly above the top of the boot.

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Q&A Friday: Are Statement Necklaces Still In Style?

my personal collection above

Question: Are statement necklaces still in style?

Answer: Most statement necklaces are still in style. I don’t remember “statement necklaces” being such a huge trend before 2010ish when J Crew came out with the bubble necklace, and since then they seem to be everywhere. When I say most are in style, I don’t think ones that were super popular for a time and died out still are – hence the bubble necklace, but something like pearl clusters are timeless. I still love and wear statement necklaces like the ones on my vanity in the photo above. I wear the pearl ones way more than the other two since the other two are so fancy, but I think fancier statement necklaces can be dressed down quite a bit such as buttoning up a chambray shirt and wearing the necklace over or under it.

When wearing a statement necklace, keep all other jewelry simple. I see so many statement necklaces paired with matching earrings, and it can be too much. You want your look to be effortless, not too matchy-matchy.

So while the current trend seems to be more minimalist/dainty jewelry, statement necklaces are still thriving and have staying power. Try to look for statement necklaces that are more timeless rather than the latest and great trend.