If you asked me to wear my ankle strap sandals with long pants six months ago, I’d say, “Hell no! Why would I ever do that?” If I’ve got a really sweet pair of shoes to show off, I want to style them with a leggy miniskirt or midi, so that my footwear’s on full display. But Emily Ratajkowski and Kylie Jenner are essentially sending me the same message: “Think again, Sar!”
Emily wrapped her strappy stilettos around the hem of her trousers at the start of Fashion Week, and Kylie implemented the trick with jeans on a trip to Nobu over the Summer. Fast forward to NYFW Day 1, and the trend’s already taking over the streets. You can work it whether your shoes have buckles or wiry ties, and any slacks that pool to the floor are fair game.
Now I’m all like, “OK, let me search for close-toed heels with extra rope for wrapping.” But I’m also considering keeping my ankle strap sandals in rotation just a little longer. Ahead, read over some tips for bringing the look alive, then enjoy some combinations I dreamed up. I may or may not be standing by with my credit card, ready to purchase pieces that will help me master the hack.