Monday, August 4, 2008

Working Girl Wardrobe: cityclips

Proving that twenty-something's are taking over the world, here is my new "must-have" for the upcoming fall season - cityclips - a new stylish and oh-so-cute accessory and the brain child of a twenty-something Working Girl. cityclips are an accessory specifically designed to keep Working Girl's long slacks and pant cuffs from dragging on the narsty, gritty streets of NYC without having to resort to stuffing your pants in your boots or picking up your pants and wading through that flood on your way to happy hour.

If you can't follow my diatribe above (sorry, it's been a long day), here's the condensed version:

Problem: most work pants are hemmed to be worn with high heels.
Another problem: most Working Girls wear flats on their commute to work.
Solution: cityclips.

Here's how they work. You buy a pair of these stylish cityclips, roll up your pant cuffs, clip on two cityclips to either the sides of your pant cuffs or the back heel area (note: these can be worn in a multitude of different ways, which makes me giggle with excitement). The best part - the cityclips are made with magnets so ultimately you're not ruining a pair of pants by using these god-sends - you're actually helping preserve them!


Ok, so I admit, my black pants aren’t designer-made (admittedly, they’re from Target, but if you say Target with a French accent then it automatically makes them cost $50 more than you bought them for), but that doesn’t mean I don’t want them dragging or fraying. Even though they’re cheap, I still expect them to last longer than six months. So once I get my next paycheck, I am totally shelling out the $36 to buy a pair of these cityclips.

Now I just have to decide what design I want. My biggest dilemma of the day, whether I should get the large nautical anchor cityclips or the pearl cityclips.


Or splurge and buy both. I vote both.

46 comments:

Sara McGinness said...

Great idea!!! I am totally going to get a pair for when I have to walk into the office from the BART station, AND these will make a great gift for other working girls....thanks for sharing.

Ken said...

Do both, with out a doubt! you have more than one type of pants (right) so you "need" more than one type of clip. I'm a stright guy and I could figure that one out!

Libby said...

oooohh...i like the pearl ones. so cool.

Renée said...

After reading this posting two thoughts immediately came to my mind:

Pure genius!

and

Why didn't I think of that?!?!

I just found this blog and I totally love it. You ladies are awesome.

Non Sequitur Chica said...

What a good idea!

Tassie Rosamond said...

This is a great idea! I don't commute to work, but when my pants are too long, I've resorted to taping and even stapling them to make them the right length!!!

Katelin said...

oh those are so cute (and useful). if i had to wear slacks, i would definitely invest in those.

Charcoal Renderings said...

GENIUS! I am a seamstress and understand the depths of this problem more than you could know... so why didn't I think of this??

--Emma

Mio said...

That is a completely brilliant idea! I can't afford to hem all of my pants and if I do it myself it will turn out to be a complete disaster. Great idea!

bp said...

Splurge and buy both! It'll save money in the end. (;

Hazel said...

LOVE!

Megan said...

What a brilliant idea! What will they come up with next??

Maxie said...

That is seriously the best idea ever.

transienttravels said...

that is brilliant, thanks for the tip!

Constructive Attitude said...

OMG! I SO need these. I've seen many a pants rip and get disgustingly dirty cuz they drag. Thanks for sharing.

and btw, target ROCKS!

Courtenay said...

That is absolutely BRILLIANT! This is one of those times where you think "Why in the world didn't I invent that and make millions?"

TMinx said...

Splurgeeeeee. I'm getting my sister to get me one too.

Jade said...

Genius! I'm passing this on to my mother, she'll just die :)

GURUNATH SHINDE said...

Nice work....See my wallpapers from India...Some are great monuments...

Sampada said...

hey..thats really cool..i've been wondering for a while what to do abt this..its amazing tht u think of a problem and some1 else millions of miles away solves it!!! just tht i'll hv to wait for cityclips to be launched in India..or for my next US trip :-)

Kasia said...

Great. they would make my day too!

Hayley said...

What a brilliant idea!! Like Renee said, wish I had thought of that!

Lauren said...

Wow what a great idea! The pearl ones are nice...!

gine said...

they would never work here in italy. true we are not used to walk that much maybe... but truth is also we are so crazy for clothes we have 'that' pair of shoes for 'that' pair of pants, so that basically they never drag. and nobody would ever think about wearing a different pair of shoes on their commute, it would be too weird.

Sunny said...

What a nice accessory!

Actually such clips aren't an invention of the new Millennium. They were extremely poppular in the 20ies of the XX century. Little safety-pins were used instead of magnets, though.

There were also such things as trousers clips, they didn't look very glamourous, but did keep cyclists' pants from tearing in pieces.

Love the anchor clips by the way ;)

stormiekim said...

Heck, that's a great idea to just have in general. I'm vertically challenged so after about 4 months all of my pants are horribly frayed. It doesn't matter if I wear heels or not.

P.S. I believe the same thing about Target. It should totally count.

Vexing Val said...

The clips are also perfect for Florida, too. Practically every day I am greeted by puddles in the parking lot after our requisite afternoon thunderstorms --- these are a brilliant fix!

Thanks for sharing!

Tricia said...

Okay I admit I'm not a city girl - and when I looked at that picture I thought that someone didn't get the inventory control tag properly removed! LOL

Awkward Type said...

Man are they going to make a butt load of money! Great idea!

I vote Pearl, summer (nautical) is almost over! boo!

ktmccoy said...

I LOVE these!! Posted them on my blog, too... http://heliumballoon.blogspot.com/2008/06/city-clips.html

Love your blog working girl- new reader!

B said...

Loooove it.

And love the blog :)

Mojo said...

genius...

Smilf said...

Fantastic idea! I hate that in the winter.

that girl ? said...

I want!!! I always buy trousers in the longer length that are fine with heels. Then I have to go schlepping through puddles whilst dropping off small child at nursery and have attractive mud splats for the rest of the day! Can you get them in UK?

Steph said...

Being all of 5 ft nothing - I need these! Thank you for sharing such valuable info!

Maddie said...

I love this idea and came across this awhile back.

although i probably could fashion my own, im sure they would be turn out dysfunctional.

Francophile said...

The ideal is good, but I don't like the look of these clips. But I do like your blog.

vancouver.girl05 said...

your blog is hilarious! I love the comment about saying Target with a french accent makes them more expensive. You should read "Confessions of a shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella. For some reason this blog totally reminds me of that.

Ginger said...

Very cool idea!

I will have to take the cheap route out though, and make my own!

Can't be that hard, can it? And then I get to pick my own buttons and fabric!

Thanks for sharing!

SavingDiva said...

Great idea! I might have to make my own because $36 is out of my price range.

queenie said...

I'm so glad you blogged about this! I always find it hard deciding what to wear in the morning because I may not have the right-shoes-for-the-right-pants-for-a-matching-shirt, and now I can wear longer pants with shorter heels, perfect!

This'll also make a great DIY project!

Anonymous said...

Genius! I live in Chicago and have all my dress pants hemmed for heels but I do wear flats when I'm walking out and about in the city. I'm ordering these NOW! Love it!

Kathi said...

Why can't I think of something simple and smart like that? Great idea!

Musegal said...

Another great essential is the Sally Henson's spray on pantyhose. It's not as weird as you would think and its works wonders. Perfect for us young ladies who don't want to wear pantyhose.

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