Overcoming The Challenge of Finding Boots For Thinner Legs

One of the problems that seems to haunt many of the girls that I know is the fact that they can’t seem to find knee boots that fit them correctly and although it seems that wider calf boots are hot property in the footwear world, the selection for those with finer legs is significantly smaller.

Now it is important to point out that although you may have skinny legs, that doesn’t mean that you have to buy boots thinking that you are going to have to pair them with boot socks to get that snug fit, there are steps that you can take when looking to buy your next pair of boots.

After speaking to a couple of the girls, they gave me a couple of pointers for those that seem to be lost for where to start when looking to buy new boots, kind of a checklist for when you are looking to buy so lets take a look at what they suggest.

Know your measurements – Although buying boots can be an addiction to many it seems that most of us simply go and try boots on to find out which styles fit our legs rather than being ‘in the know’, so take your measurements with a tape measure and alter the way you are looking for boots with attention paid to the measurements you now know.

Opt for adjustable styles – Not all boots come with a seamless look and there are plenty of option out there that incorporate laces and fasteners into their look. These style of boots will allow you to draw the wider aspect of the boot in to get that better feeling fit that you are looking for.

Shop around – While many retailers do offer measurements on all their products, unfortunately there are a few that don’t and that can make buying the right pair of boots more of a challenge than it needs to be.

Check out specific brands and websites known for catering for them – Believe it or not there are a number of brands and dedicated websites online that focus on women’s footwear designed for thinner legs, with brands such as Nordstorm a great choice or a quick Google search will bring up sites with posts like this one that is made for narrow calf boots.

Expect to pay more – Unfortunately one of the realities here is that with thinner legs you are potentially going to have to look at spending a little more than those of us with average sized calves, simply because cheaper brands adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach, albeit not always true.

Sorry girls but that is all we have for you at the moment but I am always willing to add more to the list, so if you have thin legs and have some wisdom to share with my readers, please feel free to comment your tips below and I will get the best ones added in.

Amazon Create The Echo Look For Fashion Lovers across The World

Well I have never heard anything quite like it, nor did I know that I needed one of these but it seems that Amazon have once again thought of everything after they announced their Amazon Echo Look.

A hands-free and voice activated camera created for those of us that love fashion, it allows you to not only take full length images of your outfit but creates a lookbook for you as well as offering you the chance to take a look at your outfit from every angle to make sure that you have everything just right!

While you may well be blown away by the fact that Amazon have created a camera that will eliminate the need to send photos to your friends for their opinion, don’t get too ahead of yourself as they have even worked in a feature called “Style Check” that will allow someone to give you a second opinion on your outfit choice based on current fashion trends.

Although not on sale just yet, it seems that at $200 they could be priced right for those of us that love to ensure that we are covering all fashion angles and forecasters are saying that they think that they will be flying off their shelves as soon as they open for sale.

As great as they sound, I think that I will stick with the somewhat brutally honest opinion of the girls for the moment and keep the $200 for more fashion buys!

What do you think to it?

Boohoo Shows Fashion Kingdom Is Better With Online Power

Undoubtedly the fashion market is one of the fastest paced industries there is and the speed at which trends and fashion change continues to keep retailers fighting to ensure that they are keeping their products relevant to the modern look, however in a time where larger designer brands are struggling, one retailer has revealed huge profits this year and projections show that isn’t about to stop any time soon.

Boohoo, a retailer that sells both on and offline have revealed that last year the company recorded a staggering 51% increase in sales, reported to have amounted to a total of £294.6 million and securing double the profit from the year before.

Their success seems to shine through in the United States though, where their sales grew 145% in a period where high street retailers were closing their doors at alarming rates.

While many claim that their raise in statue is attributed to their foundation of being an online store, analysis undertaken by Goldman Sachs seems to show another reason for their success, claiming that they are simply faster than their competitors.

Things such as the constant flow of ‘Just In’ items will always help a fashion retailer capture their market, however acknowledgement of the companies ability to quickly restock popular products is thought to be the main contributor to their success.

A telling part of their ability to replenish stocks comes as the BBC claim that Boohoo are able to produce products in a low quantity initially to sell on their website, allowing them to test the market while keeping potential costs low.

Accreditation to success for Boohoo was always going to be pushed towards their online presence, however while it is their website that is making the sales the growth of social media marketing can’t be ruled out of their online strategy, with their social networking channels having huge amounts of reach into the online community.

As a Boohoo shopper myself I can see why they have seen a raise to greatness as they do offer some fantastic stuff and I can see where people are coming from when they claim that they can see the ‘ASOS factor’ in them.

Keep up the good work Boohoo, you deserve your time in the spotlight.

I’m Already Planning My Winter Wardrobe – Yes In September!

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Yeah okay, I know that it might seem a little over the top to be trying to figure out what i’ll be stepping out in this winter but the fact of the matter is, plan ahead and you should be able to net yourself some pretty impressive deals ahead of time.

I’m over in the UK right now and that means that unlike the winters of shorts and vest tops that I am so used to back home in Australia, my wardrobe has to be able to give me that warming feeling, even during the latter end of the so called ‘Summer season’ here.

Now don’t get me wrong, I might well have said that I am planning my winter outfits but that doesn’t mean that you will see me walking through the centre of London hauling bags packed with gloves and mittens, instead i’m trying to see what I grab at a cheaper price in November’s sales.

Okay so looking now might not be revealing the latest collections to me but there are a number of fashion fundamentals that I always look to have in good supply and it helps to know that when you are faced with a flash sale for women’s clothing like we have become accustom to thanks to the UK’s willingness to adopt the Black Friday mentality, it helps to know what you are looking out for.

I’ll be looking to create some more fashion guides like the Gatsby costume one that I did which will take you through what inspired my choices and what it looks like when finished, but in the meantime, maybe you should be planning what you want to get your hands on next time the prices are slashed and the goodies are up for grabs?

Let’s Talk About Thongs…

As an Australian I think nothing of writing something about leather thongs. However, I hadn’t given much thought to what this might mean to our European cousins. It would appear that some would assume I wasn’t talking about footwear at all. They would think that I was telling them about a G-string……in leather or perhaps even rubber. To make this as post as enlightening as possible let me clear up the terms that they use. What we call thongs are more commonly known as flip-flops or sandals. Is everyone clear on that now?

The confusion between thongs and sandals is not what I actually planned for this article. I was going to tell you all about a new pair of leather sandals that I have from Sofia Capri. They are divine. Not cheap, but divine. They are called Via Vanassina  and I have them in light gold, with a small heal and my initials printed on them too. The price? About $250. This probably about $100 more than I’d ever spend on a pair of sandals, but now I have them it’s so worth it. I’m wearing them with everything at the moment and they are just so comfortable. I have worn them to the office with a skirt, to the mall with a pair of jeans and even to the beach with a kaftan. I may need these in other colours soon!

They are actually Capri Sandals and this pair come from Capri itself. It’s a small island off Italy in the Mediterranean that’s well known for leather work and being the 60s hangout of all the stars of that era. Each pair from this particular manufacturer is named after a street in Capri and all are created from the finest leathers. I went for the 10mm heel on this pair, but they do offer a higher 30mm option. I’m not particularly tall, so trying out the higher heel sounds like a perfect excuse to buy another pair.

Do I need to give you my recommendation? Have you read anything above?