Ankle Pants for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Smart Version
Quote of the day: “A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities; an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” Reginald B. Mansell
The theme this week may seem like nothing out of the ordinary for some of you readers. But this was a big step for my mom—see the story and casual version of the ankle pants (here). I think I started buying ankle length pants about 5 years ago—probably because as a shorter female, I found they rarely needed alterations. In fact, some of them (like these white ones) almost look normal length (especially when they stretch out and fall down below my waist). To me, I think the ankle pants can be quite versatile and styled for any occasion. I’d think, they’d be the epitome of going from day to evening, since you could easily wear both flats and heels with them!
50’s Outfit: I wore this on a visit to the Botanic Gardens to see Brooks Luby’s garment that was on display (see her post on it here).
Since it was in April, I was itching to wear sandals, yet I realized it was not really that warm. Thus the jacket was essential! Since there was a lot of walking to do, I wore my chunky heeled sandals which are quite supportive!
Pants: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Blazer: Kay Unger-thrifted (similar here (with colors in a floral, but expensive) or here-not as colorful)~~Top: Morgan (similar here)~~Shoes: Old Navy (similar here in nude or black)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)
60’s Outfit: Nancy just bought these pants a month ago, but aren’t they an absolute perfect match for this bracelet and earrings?
I like how the pants have many different colors you can pair with it, yet they are a darker print, that many of us feel more comfortable wearing.
Pants: J.Jill (here)~~Blouse worn as jacket: Chicos (similar here)~~Top: Croft & Barrow (similar here)~~Sandals: Crown Vintage (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here in animal print and here is floral)~~Bracelet: (similar here with hearts)
70’s Outfit: I wanted to show the differing of lengths in mom’s tops. Her vest is longer in the front and shorter in the back. Thus her shirt hangs out in the back like a nice surprise.
She actually could’ve worn these earrings for our fringe series—let’s just say she has a couple of this type!
Pants: Talbots-thrifted (here)~~Vest: The Limited-thrifted (similar here in a long version )~~Top: Alfred Dunner (similar here)~~Shoes: Candies (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
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In case you don’t have any ankle length pants in your closet, I have shopped for you keeping them all under $50: