WIW: Drapey Top, Ankle Pants & Ankle Straps

Don't you just LOVE Angie ensembles? :) I decided to give the drapey top, ankle pants and ankle straps outfit a go while debuting two new items.

My outfit started with my white jeans rolled to ankle length. I then added my asymmetrical black EF sleeveless tunic. I really appreciate the fit of this item with the wide straps so I can wear sleeveless in the heat without my bra straps showing and the underarms come up nicely so no side bra issues. I will be wearing this a lot.

On top of the tunic, I've layered my black linen EF back-drape cardigan. I've lightened the photos to try and show the detail of the back of the cardigan but sadly it didn't really work. From the front, this is just a regular cardigan and then in the back, there is a strap that goes around the back of the neck and the entire back panel of the cardigan drapes down like a large cowl neck and exposes the back of what ever under layer you are wearing. It's positively gorgeous and dramatic. Unfortunately the beauty of this piece is lost in photographs.

For my ankle footwear I chose my ancient and well loved bone silver strap sandal shoes. I can't wear these too often now as the arch support isn't the best. But I can manage them once in a while on a days when I'm not doing too much walking.

Silver wedding band, white clutch with cognac strap, red specs and a swipe of bold red lipstick finish off the outfit.

Thoughts? As always all comments/suggestions welcome.

Tunic and cardigan: Eileen Fisher (eBay)
Jeans: Reitmans
Shoes: Fugitive
Clutch: Danier Leather

ETA: Stock photos added of the tank and cardigan so you can see the detail better.

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  • Inge replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous from head to toe, Shannon! And the design and detailing on the cardigan sound absolutely stunning. What a fantastic piece. You are looking radiant, sweet lady!

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    Fantastic Shannon! I understand just what you mean about the tank and I want one like that too.

  • donnat replied 5 years ago


  • marianna replied 5 years ago

    So fab. The angular top over the white jeans is striking.

  • Elizabeth P replied 5 years ago

    What a great combo, Shannon!  That cardigan is amazing...I know you can't see the detail here, but I remember it from your "should I try this" post.  And it fits you beautifully.

  • Olivegreen replied 5 years ago

    Really loose and still fashion.
    I think I look at your photos because your smile is so infectious.
    The clothes are dessert.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Stunning, Shannon! I love how you have interpreted this your way. Gorgeous outfit on you. 

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    Any doubts I had about this cardigan from your "should I " post have evaporated. A bit of the back shape of the cardi shows in your last photo.
    You had a clear vision of how to style this piece. Fab outfit.
    I am wearing a similar EF tee and white jeans today, but my tee is not as dramatic. I'll be watching eBay for that cardigan. How is the EF sizing?

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Oh....thank you all so much :) I've added some stock pics of the tank and cardigan so you can see a bit more of the detail should you want/need.

    Joy - the cardigan is a petite medium. I run between a petite large and petite medium in EF so have found that anything drapey, I go with the smaller size. The fabric is divine by the way.

  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago

    Wow, stock picties are  really helpful! YLF, as always!!! + I adore a bl&w!:-) 

  • karymk replied 5 years ago

    god you're an elegant lady.  have not heard of "Fugitive" shoes but I love yours.

  • citygirldc replied 5 years ago

    Love the edgy asymmetric look of that shirt. Gives the whole outfit an unique look.  Looking good as always.

  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago

    I love the drapey back of your cardigan.  It's too bad that black just does not photograph that well.  The bone shoes looks good although I'm sorry to hear that they don't work well with your feet anymore.

  • replied 5 years ago

    Your happiness in this is evident! I like all the V lines created by the top and the straps in your shoes.

  • kkards replied 5 years ago

    this is black and white at its best...the contrast of the colors and the drapey wonderfulness of the sweater and tunic! its bold and dramatic, yet not in over powering!

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Killer Beautiful. 

  • Linda replied 5 years ago

    You look wonderful, and I LOVE those shoes!  This is one of your best outfits ever!

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    I don't know how I missed this!  Ok I do, I have been travelling for work:(  Shannon this is so fab!!!  In fact could you just pack up the tank and cardigan and send them to me ?? lol

    You look so fantastic.  Again, its the simplicity of the outfit that is such a delight. Its kind of clever simplicity with the asymmetric hemline of the tank and the creative design and drape of the cardigan.  'sigh'

  • Debora replied 5 years ago

    Georgeous! I have that same tunic top and I love wearing it with white bottoms. Brilliant idea about adding the cardigan. I am always inspired by you, Shannon.

  • Aquamarine replied 5 years ago

    Wow, perfect. You are making me rethink my EF bias. You wear her items so well for a petite.

  • texstyle replied 5 years ago

    Beautiful outfit Shannon - love everything about it.

  • replied 5 years ago

    I agree. Black and white at it's best indeed.  You are looking really great in the white jeans too - I love everything you have going on here :)  

  • annadoherty replied 5 years ago

    Love it. Really stylish

  • Karie replied 5 years ago

    Super gorgeous! That EF top is stunning on you.

  • Ruth M replied 5 years ago

    Wow, Shannon, you look fabulous!

  • Eliza replied 5 years ago

    Sorry to miss this yesterday. Gorgeous head to toe! That cardigan is special, too. Thanks for sharing.

  • unfrumped replied 5 years ago

    You have a great eye for picking out wardrobe items! Super look.

  • Mamavalveeta03 replied 5 years ago

    Fantastic outfit! I could live in this all summer long. Love the shoes and the way you accessorize do, too. Looks perfect, as-is, to me!

  • Karin L H replied 5 years ago

    Very nice! Love that black and white together on you.

  • Gail replied 5 years ago

    I think truly YLF ! I love the every piece and it all looks so stylish.

  • jackiec replied 5 years ago

    You had me at assymetrical hem....outstanding. Wow.

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