Ankle Boots for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With Shorter Pants
Quote of the day: “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” – Indian proverb
Now even if the ankle boots are footwear you’ve had in your closet for many years, you might be a little hesitant to style them with short pants. But why? I know we have been told of many clothing rules in the past, but I think part of being contemporary is going with the flow.
And what do I mean by short pants? Well, I styled my ankle boots with culottes and had Nancy & Charlotte wear capris. I was actually going to have us all wear ankle pants for this post, but even the ankle pants covered up the booties more than I thought! Thus, I searched for even shorter trousers. Heck, if you think this is crazy, just wait until you see what I have in store for the last post in this series!!
Since Sheela & Eve are joining us in this venture, you can really see how this styling can look on many ages and with many different items. The 5 of us first showed these same ankle boots with our beloved jeans here. Want to join in on the fun for a future series—email me!!
Eve of The World According to Eve: Shorts & ankle boots—what a perfect way to interpret this category! Especially when you have legs for miles!!
Sheela of Sheela Writes: Sheela is loving the culotte game too! The olive green & burgundy are the epitome of fall style!
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: These culottes have been worn more than I imagined! I know many women struggle with the thought of culottes, but I think it’s no different than any piece of clothing. You just have to find the right style & silhouette in the piece!
Since I was wearing my blue print ankle booties, I found a blue print shirt too! See, I’m getting the hang of this print mixing thing!
My bracelet is my much loved Boho Betty bracelet (you can get 20% off your order with the Jtouchofstyle code). And the earrings I bought from Stella & Dot because they can be worn 4 different ways. Talk about perfect for travelling!
Culottes: WHBM (similar here)~~Jacket: Maurices (similar here)~~Top: Elana Kattan (similar here with a bow tie)~~Boots: Sam Edelman (here)~~Earrings: Stella & Dot (here)~~Bracelet: Boho Betty-don’t forget the discount code! (similar here in a vibrant blue)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Even Nancy got into the print mixing with this outfit.
If you have some kind of print footwear, it might be a easier to embrace mixing your prints since the prints don’t have to be next to each other.
And considering Nancy’s scarf is a subdued plaid, you might not have even noticed that there were 2 prints in her outfit.
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Heck, I even got mom styled with two prints in this outfit. Actually it’s 3 if you count the eyelet in her shirt!! I think this is one of my favorite looks for mom—doesn’t she look so hip?
Mom’s capri pants hem length ends right at the top of her booties.
I know that eyelet is usually reserved for the summer months, but since this shirt is long sleeved, I thought it’d work fine. Besides, it’s a heavier material for the cooler temperatures.
I added the neck scarf to add some contrast near her face. Since the scarf was silk, and too small to tie after wrapping it twice, I used a small pin to hold the ends together.
Pants: Faded Glory (similar here)~~Top: Liz Wear (similar here)~~Boots: Hillard & Hanson (similar here in a suede)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here a little longer)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
It’s been so much fun styling different items!! Thanks for joining us on this journey!
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Here’s some neutral colored ankle boots if you like them more subdued!