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Ankle Boots 5 (With Short Trousers)

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Fashion for women ages 50 and older.

Ankle Boots for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: With Shorter Pants

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.

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

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!!

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Sheela of Sheela Writes: Sheela is loving the culotte game too! The olive green & burgundy are the epitome of fall style!

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Culottes & Tee Shirt – Forever21~~Varsity Jacket & Sunnies – Poshmark~~Leather Cuff – Etsy~~Ankle Booties – GX by Gwen Stefani

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!

Fashion for women ages 50 and older.

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!

Fashion for women ages 50 and older.

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!

Fashion for women ages 50 and older.
Fashion for women ages 50 and older.

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) Ankle Boots Outfit:

Even Nancy got into the print mixing with this outfit.

Fashion for women ages 50 and older.

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.

Fashion for women ages 50 and older.

And considering Nancy’s scarf is a subdued plaid, you might not have even noticed that there were 2 prints in her outfit.

Fashion for women ages 50 and older.
Fashion for women ages 50 and older.

Pants: Petite Sophisticate (similar here)~~Top: Fabrizio-Gianni (similar here in grey)~~Boots: Impo (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Ankle Boots 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?

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Mom’s capri pants hem length ends right at the top of her booties.

Fashion for women ages 50 and older.

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.

Fashion for women ages 50 and older.

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.

Fashion for women ages 50 and older.
Fashion for women ages 50 and older.

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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