Ankle Pants for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Casual Version
Quote of the day: “What seems to matter in the end is not so much what happens to us, but how we perceive what happens to us.” Elizabeth Gilbert
The idea for this post started when mom and I went shopping a couple months ago at Goodwill. I had her try on the blue trousers you see her wearing in the picture! They fit great and she liked the color, but she considered them too short and was going to lengthen them. Even though the label on these pants says “ankle length,” mom thought they felt like high waters! Of course I didn’t agree, and I have convinced her to keep them this length (at least for now). Thus I figured this would make a great topic for a blog series! Especially after publishing the article on 60 and Me’s website about the ankle pant, I’ve been thinking more about the silhouette and shape of this type garment. As I was pondering this topic, I came up with a theory that maybe my mom would like the length of these pants better with a pair of strappy shoes. Adding strappy shoes would make the pant leg end at the top of the shoe. What do you think? (Although I know she’d also say that the shoe ankle straps make your legs seem shorter—I say not really, especially with pants—am I wrong?)
50’s Outfit: I knitted this wrap just this winter. It’s called the 3 button shawl and I came upon the pattern when a friend asked me to knit one for her. I had this red yarn in my stash, but not quite enough, so I ended up striping it with another red for fun! The buttons are my favorite part of it! I was trying to show how the back portion is shorter–but you can’t see that very well…sorry!
I would normally have put a white tee on under it, but I wanted to add extra color. Do you like the orange & red together?
My bracelet is actually a necklace that I just wrapped around my wrist a bunch!
Pants: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Wrap: I knitted it (similar here as a one button cardigan in different colors)~~Top: Mossimo (similar here)~~Shoes: Missguided (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
60’s Outfit: I had a reader request more pictures of the details of the outfits that can sometimes be hard to see in the full body photos. I wasn’t sure if this would end up being too many pictures for my readers or not? Let me know what you think!
Nancy just purchased these ankle pants a month ago. I absolutely love how many different colors are in them, yet for this post, we paired it with a neutral tee! You’ll see them again later in the week with different colored shirts!
70’s Outfit: And here are mom’s new aqua ankle pants. This aqua blue coloring is perfect for the spring & summer.
I had mom throw on a knit shirt for this casual post, and then we accessorized with orange for pizzazz!
I really appreciate the time you take out of your day to read my blog.
It’s that time of the week again—Katherine’s corner is continuing her “Between the Lines” series featuring bloggers ages 50 and up. Every one of these bloggers would so appreciate any time you might have to read and comment on their hard work. Part seven can be found here.
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So here’s some strappy shoes that would work with your ankle pants. Otherwise, with your normal length pants, you can’t appreciate all of the wonderfulness of these shoes, right?