Hello, Hot Pants

                

 

 

It's sad but true:  pants nearly always get the shaft.  Shirts get fun prints, vibrant colours, buttons and bows, and nearly all of our accessorizing happens above the waistline.  But what about below the belt?  Why can't pants get in on the action? 

Most of us avoid colourful bottoms like the plague because we're taught that bright colours = attention.  Women have hips, bumps and lovely lady lumps and we're constantly being told to do whatever we can to hide them.  "Wear black, it's slimming," they say.  "Grey pants go with everything," shout the others.  Maybe it's the fashion rebel in me but I'm tired of being told that I have to stick to black, grey and brown bottoms.  "Yawn, yawn, yawn," is really all I can say.  Why not go the other way?

This summer, bright bottoms were everywhere and I'm happy to see that the trend's still going strong.   But how do you rock the look without making a major fashion gaffe?  Here's a fool-proof solution:  let your pants do the talking and keep it quiet up top by sticking with classic neutral tops.  "It's about time!" (You didn't know your legs could talk, did you? Cheeky.)

P.S - Those fierce leopard heels are not for the faint of heart.  If you're looking for something a little more tame, there are leopard print heels in every style and price range this season.  Happy hunting!