WIW: Ankle Pant Pseudo Suit

Today's outfit started with my slim leg EF cropped pants. I enjoy wearing these both unrolled (as they are today) and rolled, to be capri length. 

I paired the cropped pants with a wrap front, black/white stripe sleeveless blouse. I then topped that with my black blazer (from my skirt suit) to make a pseudo suit. 

I added my kitten heel pointy toe pumps and my black leather handbag. Red specs and red lipstick, as well as my large silver/white watch finish off the outfit.

I think black and white will always be my favourite combination to wear. I adore the high contrast.

What do you think? does this work? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Blazer: Nygard
Blouse: Smart Set
Pants: Eileen Fisher
Shoes: Calvin Klein
Handbag: Danier Leather
Watch: thrifted

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  • Elizabeth P replied 6 years ago

    Does this work?  Come on.... FANTASTIC!
    Black and white is one of my favs as well.  Nicely done.

  • Aquamarine replied 6 years ago

    I too adore black and white and it's obvious why it's a favorite of yours, Shannon. You wear it very, very well. Those cropped pants paired with your shoes are perfect to me and show enough skin to be summery. Your red specs sparkle against the black...nice!

  • donnat replied 6 years ago

    Very nice

  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago

    I sooo love the cropped pants with these kitten heels, and bl&w is you signiture, we know:-)

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  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Elizabeth - :)

    Aquamarine - I'm glad the ankle pants and kitten heels give a hint of summer. I know this isn't the most summery of outfits but then our cool and rainy weather doesn't exude summer either :(

    Thanks Donna, Lyn and Shevia :)

  • replied 6 years ago

    Looking sharp!

  • celia replied 6 years ago

    Totally love this . I also have some black ankle pants and was precisely thinking about buying a black blazer to do a pseudo-suit.
    You look amazing!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    I love it, Shannon!! Your pretty ankles make it seem summery to me. Slouchy fabness. 

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    The soft drape of the blouse is a great balance for the structure of the black pieces -- and I also like a bit of ankle showing, too.  Is the watch silver?  It's not easy to tell from the photo.  A white watch would be a fun change, too.

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    Ooohh .. I love your cropped pants psuedo suit look :). Very sharp yet fun.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Personally Shannon, I prefer those pants rolled for structure with those pumps because it narrows the hem and creates a more fashionably intentional look. The length would work well unrolled with a high black ankle strap shoe or black cage heels. You know I'm Queen Pedantic About Length and Fit, so take my opinion for what it is worth to you. If you like to wear them this way - go for it. I'm a sucker for a suit and love that bag. 

    High five for loving black and white - you know I do too. And will forever, with you. xo

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Beth Ann - yes, the watch is silver (chrome actually). I agree that a white watch would look good with this. Mine is actually at the jeweler being repaired so will try when I get it back.\

    Angie - you are an adorable Queen Pedantic About Length :)  It's funny, I really like these ankle pants rolled when I'm not wearing a blazer - I like the shorter length when just paired with a tee or knit pullover. But I kind of like the longer length when paired with the black blazer. Seems more "suitish" if that makes sense. But I totally hear what you're saying.

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    This is going on my fave list.  I love how the wrap mimics a button down without the neck shortening of a collar.  Must remember that trick.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    Sure, Shannon. And you're a sport. xo

  • Gracie replied 6 years ago

    Black and white and red lipstick look fantastic with your skin tone and hair! It works, it works!

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    Neat-o keen. I just love the whole idea of a "pseudo suit". The kitten heel pumps are just right. Not any pair of kitten heel pumps would look as good.

  • Astrid replied 6 years ago

    Everything works perfectly together! Love it. Looking good, Shannon.

  • Sara L. replied 6 years ago

    I love this!  The cropped pant length looks modern and seasonal with the blazer.

  • Ledonna N. replied 6 years ago

    Well I like this look on you. You look great.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Looking fabulous Shannon!

  • shedev replied 6 years ago

    You look elegant, Shannon.

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Does it work?? You look super fabulous in this outfit! Pseudo-suit--love it! I think a good portion of what makes this outfit such a stand-out is the fit of everything on you. Every piece just looks made for you. The bag and shoes are perfect.

  • texstyle replied 6 years ago

    Works perfectly Shannon - you look great!

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