A Few of My Favorite Things

Although December is the season of giving, it’s also the season to save. If you’re like me, you’re breathing a sigh of relief now that Christmas is over (phew). Dec. 25th has come and gone, but I still have gifts to buy for friends, family, and a few things for myself too.

I’m excited to share a few of my favorite deals with you. Check back tomorrow for more faves for men, women, pets, and kids. These deals won’t last, so strike while the iron is still hot! There is still just under a week of savings for so many stores. Check out some of my favorite items on Instagram and down below (@akcstyle.com).

How to Rock Your Chelsea Boots

Another women’s footwear trend informed by menswear is the Chelsea boot.  This classic boot is known for its sleek and modern cut.  A Chelsea boot is the finishing touch to any fall look. 

Most leather and suede Chelsea boots tend to look unisex by design, so there are many versions of this style as well.  Generally, the pointer the toe box is, the more feminine your Chelsea boots will look.  A square toe box is considered more masculine in this style.

Chelsea boots instantly give your legs a long, lean silhouette, and are best worn with skinny jeans.  Wearing a tighter fitting pant or jean which hugs your calves, really emphasizes your overall silhouette, and calls attention to your footwear.  Make a chic statement this fall in a Chelsea boot.

Your Next Trendy, Traditional Pant

At AKCstyle we are all about how to make a trendy piece into an everyday essential.  Just because something isn’t classic or traditional, doesn’t mean it isn’t functional.  This is true for so many different types of fashion trends, but today, we’re talking about our latest obsession… the paper bag pant.

While the paper bag pant never really “fell out of fashion”, the popularity of the trendy pant fluctuates over time.  Spring 2019 is the season of this trend.  Mainly because of the versatility it brings to your wardrobe, it’s easy to style for any occasion, and these pants are so comfortable.  Whether you are tall or short, curvy or pencil thin, wearing these to work or heading to brunch with your friends, the paper bag pant is for you. 

We’re seeing so many versions of this style pant.  Everything from shorts, to tapered or pleated pants, wide leg, cropped, or more typically flared legs.  The drawstring helps define your waistline and can easily become the focal point of your look. 

Drawing your eye directly to your tummy is something most women try to avoid, this can be a positive when wearing a paper bag pant.  Most versions of this pant have a high-waist, so they will sit just above your belly button, covering anything you’re self-conscious about. 

The key to why these pants are so amazing is the oversized drawstring which also gives you the illusion of wearing a belt.  So, tucking in a solid color tee or blouse won’t make you feel under dressed when wearing the paper bag pant.

Pairing this trend with a block heel pump, or ankle strap sandal, gives you a great date night look with a cropped tank, or graphic tee, and your favorite jewelry.

Wearing these pants for work is made easier with a plain top and loads of accessories to keep from looking to casual. Check out our Pinterest page for some accessory inspiration.

If you’re still on the fence about whether or not this trend is for you, start with a simpler version.  Try pairing a paper bag short with a solid tank top and flat sandals, for your next vacation ready look.

Are you into our latest obsession?  Let us know in the comments below.

-Ashleigh K. Copeland

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