Ankle pants (not to be confused with crops or capris) have been one of the chicest silhouettes this spring and summer, and the trend shows no sign of going away any time soon.
However, once the weather starts cooling down, wearing ankle pants with statement sandals per the now classic summer look simply doesn’t work. Therefore, the choice is either to ditch the ankle pants or work them into your cold weather wardrobe – and we advocate the second option. Here is how to show off your ankles when the temperatures drop:
A sleek knee-high boot is always a leg-lengthening option, and layering a streamlined style like these black suede Giuseppe Zanotti zipper boots would work perfectly with a dark denim jean or black pant.
When it is still warm enough to bare some skin, ankle length pants and ankle straps are a fashionable match made in heaven. These black and smoke gray Jimmy Choos would take any pair of dark-colored ankle pants from summer to autumn.
If you need another layer, sheer patterned black or monotone stockings are the ideal choice. These polka dot numbers from Agent Provocateur are equal parts suggestive and fashionable.
Open Toe Booties
Before the snow hits, open-toe booties and ankle pants make an excellent transitional choice; a pair like these luscious Jermone C. Rousseau black leather booties would be the picture-perfect pick.
Granted, when it gets below freezing and warmth is key, it may be time to switch to full-length pants, leggings, fleece-lined tights, or whatever keeps you warm, but these selections can help extend the seasonably wearable life of your ankle pants far past the dog days of summer.
Do you plan to wear your ankle-length pants once the wind chill drops?
1. Giuseppe Zanotti Over The Knee Boots – Vera High Heel, $1350
2. Jimmy Choo Balma Smoke Suede and Black Patent Pointy Toe Pump, $750
3. Agent Provocateur Polka Dot Stockings, $50
4. Jerome C. Rousseau Open Toe Booties – Notte Thorn High Heel, $895
– Jacqueline Zenn
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