Wearing Ankle Pants for a Dressy Occasion
Quote of the day: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau
Ankle pants may not be your first thought when you think of dressing up for a special occasion. But like I pointed out in the last post, the shorter length makes them ideal for switching from flats to heels. This is perfect if you’re going from a casual outing to a more formal one later. Besides, I have recognized that our society has become very casual, even in it’s formal definitions!
Jodie’s Outfit: This is one of my favorite silk blouses that used to be my friend Bethany’s (see her story here). Unfortunately, the sleeve seams started pulling apart. Thus mom and I came up with a solution. Mom sewed in this sheer material for new sleeves and even added back the existing wristbands on them. I think the sheer sleeves make it quite dressy when I’m going for that look, yet I could wear a blazer over it, and it’d still be office appropriate!
I especially love the ankle pants with these shoes. If I wear normal length pants with them, you can’t appreciate all the straps! And the fact that the shoes were only $12 make them even better!!
Pants: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Top: LOFT (similar here)~~Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless(similar here)~~Belt: The Limited (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Nancy’s Outfit: For this post, I had Nancy wear pink on the top portion to pull out the pink flowers in the pants. I really feel like you notice the pink in the trousers more this way!
We accessorized with the gold to try to give it a more formal look. For some reason, I’m very drawn to the longer necklaces with the opened cardigans.
Pants: J.Jill (here)~~Cardigan: Claudia Richard (similar here on sale too!!)~~Top: Pantology (similar here)~~Shoes: Lifestride (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Charlotte’s Outfit: When I see mesh items advertised, they are usually with sporty or athletic pieces. However, I placed mom’s mesh top over a silky, sleeveless turtleneck along with a statement necklace. I was hoping that keeping it all black & white with the turquoise pants would add the desired dressiness look.
Pants: Talbots-thrifted (here)~~Mesh Top: from Japan (similar here this one even has an applique)~~Shirt Under: Mom made it (similar here)~~Shoes: Charter Club (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet 1: (similar here)~~Bracelet 2: (similar here)
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Since a great necklace can be the perfect accessory to dress up your ankle pants, I thought I’d hunt some down for you (and they are all under $40 so you could get two!!):