While in Europe promoting her new controversial single Can’t Be Tamed, Miley Cyrus was photographed wearing these lace-up booties two ways – and they were both awful. In Look 1, Ms. Cyrus paired a leather shorts suit with, count them, 3 studded belts and a lot of skin. In Look 2, she went for more of a hillbilly feel, donning a cut-off shirt and barely-there jean shorts.
What she did wrong:
Not only is the outfit age-inappropriate for her fan base, it’s just plain wrong: if you must wear mini shorts or bare your midriff – pick one, not both.
You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl. The words “cut” and “off” should only go before “shorts.”
What she should have done:
Look 1: To dress up the booties, she should have paired them with silk shorts – not leather ones- and a top that covers her belly button.
Miley should have gotten her studded fix with a pretty tank – not excessive belts. We love this marked-down Aryn k. studded tunic ($51.75, down from $69) – the studs are rock ‘n’ roll, but still tasteful.
Pretty silk shorts are much classier than leather ones; we love these Hinge Silk Habutai Shorts ($58). The price is right for these tailored, expensive-looking shorts.
Below the ankles, Miley was trying a new trend–we can’t blame her. If you want to replicate her trendy look, start with these Lovers + Friends Emma Open Toe Lace Up Bootie in Black ($136).
Look 2: To wear cut-offs in a chic, daytime way – we recommend ditching the heavy rocker heals, and going with a more laid-back look, California-style.
In lieu of a cut-off plaid top, Miley should have gone with a 3/4 sleeve one like this cool AE Plaid Camp Shirt ($34.50). We love the colors and rolled-up sleeves; wear it open with a white tank underneath during the summer.
Dark cut-offs are always a good bet – we like these Joe’s Jeans Ex-Lover Burke Cut-Off Shorts ($128) much better than Miley’s. The relaxed fit and dark wash make them worth every penny.
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