Although flared skirts and wide-legged trousers have made a splash this season as sartorial must-haves, the look of skinny ankle pants will never quite leave the spotlight. If the Fall 2016/Winter 2017 runways are any indication, tapered trousers will be equally cool for the season ahead. As a wardrobe essential, ankle-length bottoms can work effortlessly for both work and play. If you’re wondering how to sport the trend now, here’s our guide to mastering the look today.
For a low-key weekend ensemble, take your cues from the Carven runway and slip into a pair of navy blue cropped trousers, styled with black pleather boots. Meanwhile, a black and white pinstriped blouse helps to create an immediately casual chic effect, and can flawlessly complete your look of the day.
If duty calls and you’re unsure of what to wear to the office, look no further than the Mulberry catwalk. High-waisted and cropped wool trousers make a sharp first impression in a deep shade of blue, while funky lace-up heels help to complete your style. Slip into an army green blouse with a high neckline and a lace-up bodice, and add a three-quarter length navy coat for the ultimate in statement outerwear.
Once dusk falls and it’s time to hit the party circuit, head out into a night wearing velvety pale pink ankle pants (as seen at Kenzo). Accessorize your bottoms with a matching ruffled pale pink blouse, and offset your colour choice with pale blue pointed toe flats for a dose of contrasting colour. For a feminine effect, soft pink hues help to transform menswear inspired trousers into a cool night out look.
Photos: Vogue Runway