Today’s Coveted Working Look: Ann Taylor Pindot Ankle Pants

by Anne Dreshfield | August 11th, 2014   

Hello, August! If you’re not already inundated with fall’s new arrivals in just about every store you love to shop in, you probably will be soon. It feels like fall in San Francisco (thanks, @KarltheFog), but for the rest of the country, I’m sure the feeling is always odd. Who wants to shop for fall’s pants and jackets in colors like black and plum when it’s still hot outside?

A not-so-surprising answer: me!

The fog here helps, but I’m already craving hot fall drinks, cozy sweaters, and suede booties, so Ann Taylor’s newest wave of arrivals has me giddy with excitement.

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Let’s just take a moment to admire the Pindot Ankle Pants, and while we’re at it, the deconstructed suit vibe that Ann Taylor’s brought to the table here. At 5’4″, I know that ankle pants can sometimes make me look just a tad short, but these are cut higher than your average ankle pant, which really helps to extend the leg. The straight cut helps as well, creating a long, lean line from head to toe.

I also love that you can’t see the print from far away – it’s subtle and flattering, which is just right for those days in the office when you want to be fashionable and not so in-your-face. Get a bit closer, though, and the print reveals itself!

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A cut above: our pretty pindot ankle pants always hit the right mark. Contoured curtain waistband offers extra tailoring detail for a better fit. Front zip with double hook-and-bar closure. Belt loops. Front off-seam pockets. Back besom pockets.

I could see the Ann Taylor Pindot Ankle Pants working well with the full suit look, as picture above, or standing up well on their own with a variety of tops or sweaters. Right now, I would experiment with bright tops like fuchsias or corals for summertime, and move into jewel tones for fall, like emerald green or a deep ruby.

Do you like wearing ankle pants to the office? How often do you experiment with prints, whether they’re subtle or not-so-subtle?