Up your funk factor this season.
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.