Fronts So Fly

5th February, 2013

|ABOVE| Hudson ‘Juliette’ skinnies (left, $189), J Brand ‘Jewel’ jeans (right, $297) / ORIGINAL POST

I first waxed poetic over my obsession with frontal hem zips HERE, and my espousal of the trend is only increasing. Why did we wait so long to make this a thing?! It’s the best leg-lengthening trick to come around since the inception of flares or the birth of nude shoes. And the best part? Every time I scan the stores there are more and more varietals to choose from. Get em girls!|ABOVE| J Brand ‘Vera’ jeans (left, 219), Topshop trousers (middle, $80), Hudson ‘Juliette’ skinnies (right, $189) / ORIGINAL POST

  • Rux

    i really like the idea but doesnt it make the legs look shorted? it’s my only doubt..


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  • Denisa

    I wore jeans like that too. It is so nice detail. Great inspiration. Have a nice day.

  • jennifer

    they hardly lengthen the leg by stopping in a point well above the ankle, in my opinion…they tend to make even those with long legs look rather stumpy, especially while wearing flats. And because they come down so low and skinny in the back of the leg, they really emphasize the hips, making one look ill-proportioned.

  • oooh… love these! my side ankle-zip jeans (which have been well-loved over the years) need to be retired soon, and these seem like a nice update. and i totally agree with you that they lengthen the leg as opposed to regular skinny jeans that taper at the ankle.


  • So cool! I think I need to get me some too.
    Adela x

  • Love the J brand skinnies !!

  • Heather P.

    I’m game for anything that helps out us shorties in the world. I already love black skinny jeans for many reasons, but if they make my legs look longer? Even better!

  • You cut such a striking figure in those pants – All of those shots are just fabulous. I love exposed zippers and fun, unique details on a piece that make it more one-of-a-kind.

  • Caroline

    Yes! If they make me look taller and leaner then I’m definitely in! I have to add that you look fantastic.

  • Josephine

    This is such a gorgeous trend! I’ve definitely had my eye on J Brand’s Vera for a bit now. Time to get to the store!

    <3 Josephine

  • Jennifer

    I like the ones with the zippers on the front!

    xo Jennifer

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  • Brandy Rammel

    Oh my goodness absolutely love these!

  • Beckerman Girls

    Those pants are A++++MAZZZZEBALLS! I love the zips….sooooo sexxxxxy…zip em’ on and zip em OFF!!! xoxoxoxoxox Love u Kell!

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  • Isa

    Ahhh those shoes! Sorry, I know this is about pants, but I can’t get past how awesome those shoes are!

  • Barcelona Vintage

    Your CBK look is one of your best outfits EVER! The blouse, the jeans and those slippers, oh my, what a great vintage treasure ♄ Thanks for the inspiration, Kelly, can’t wait to see what you have in store for Fashion Week!

  • Valentine de Geer

    You have to be one of my favorite bloggers. Your pictures are always amazing. There’s so much work behind them.
    Vogue material 😉

  • Love the pants with the zip all the way down

    xo Ashley

  • Street Fashion PARIS

    You have great stuff up there!!!

  • Carola Disiot

    love this shoes!!!!!

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  • Louise

    your pictures are perfect!!! Love it!

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