The block heel first stepped on to the scene in what has been dubbed the cultural decade - the 60s - where political, social, and even fashion norms were tested. Fast forward a few decades later and we see the resurgence of the block silhouette during another era of deviation in fashion and culture - the grungy 90s. Even today the chunky heel is keeping us on our toes as another movement in fashion is occurring as designers look to break away from seasonal trends and the traditional presentations of fashion. This is a testament to the staying power and versatility of the chunky heel. What’s made this heel our New Kid on the block is that it’s not new at all. Just as NKOTB did in the 90s the block heel has made a hit by taking it Step by Step. Check out the full story on MODE including more on The Chunky Heel.
I put on my white tee and black jeans and thought to myself, “I do this all the time”. What could I do to spruce up my basic look? Easy! Kick the basic look goodbye with a pair of over-the-knee boots and bag an edgy one by adding a small cross body and remember to stay disciplined by throwing on a little military outerwear.
For my look I chose to pair my black Pin Skinny Levi's and a basic crew neck t-shirt from NY native Christina Lehr, with a military leather sleeve jacket (sleeves hiked up just a tad), suede over-the-knee boots, my mini city Balenciaga and some fun shades, There are no limits to the right amount to creating a not so basic look to jean and a tee. Just have fun making it your own:) . -xx