Bell bottoms are a hot topic in the Fashionista offices, and while we’ve all voiced our support of the flit and flare version, baby bells have been less-discussed.
So when news of J.Brand‘s Gigi landed in our inbox on Friday, we spent the weekend pondering whether or not we’d actually go for a pair of cropped kick-flares.
I saw Meredith Melling Burke wearing a similar pair at an event a month or two ago paired with Alexander Wang’s leopard-print wedges. She looked good, but it’s not a look I’d want to attempt. (Despite the fact that I love her Index pages in American Vogue, I don’t typically take style queues from the enviable Ms. Burke.)
Britt–the originator of our bell bottom discussions–trusts Burke, so I assumed she’d try this look on for size. However, she tells me, “I see them on MMB and want to buy a pair, but then i think about it, and it’s probably not the best idea.”
Right now–at this moment in time–Leah says she would not wear a pair.
Personally, I see myself wearing these with a pair of flats and one of my old Mayle blouses. There’s something very 2002 about baby bells. And I mean that in the most positive way.
Want a pair of your own? The Gigi retails between $158 and $196 at JBrandJeans.com.