Sorry it's taken me awhile to get out a post Thanksgiving post. In my defense, Let's Talk Style has been undergoing some routine maintenance which has kept me away. That combined with the fact that this past Thanksgiving weekend left me feeling bloated, comatose and rather unstylish are the main reasons why your Ask Sammy questions about disguising an ever-expanding turkey gut remained unanswered. My bad. Next year try an oversized off-the shoulder sweatshirt and some maternity jeans.
Now I'm back from my holiday hiatus. I've banished the bloat (cantaloupe and cucumbers people, not together) and I have a new fashion fixation to blab about. The object of my obsession? The cargo pant/skinny jean hybrid, better known in the fashion world as the cargo skinnies.
They've been cropping up in stores since late summer/early fall but I'm only now beginning to embrace the trend as I tend to do at times, particularly with new threads and indie bands. Now I am won over.
Here's the skinny scoop: The thing that makes these bottoms a must have for your winter wardrobe is that besides being ultra flattering for almost any body type, they are also a chic alternative to your overworn skinny jeans while giving off an edgy military vibe with their desert storm color palette, strategically placed zippers and slim side pockets that are ideal for stashing lipgloss, cash/credit cards or Tums.
Another pro? They. Go. With. Everything. Superfine tees to lacy tops, chunky sweaters to structured blazers, ballet flats to boots and pumps. I can't afford the $3,811.50 price tag on the Balmain Leather Cargo Skinnies featured at Net-A-Porter, which is just fine and dandy since I prefer the stretchy twill variety like these Stretch Skinny Cargos on sale from Alloy for $31.92, the Femme Slim Cargo Pants for just under $40 from Newport News and Swell's Olive Skinny Pants that are more than swell.
I'll be investing in several pairs, as soon as my stuffing gut returns to its previous state.