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Today’s Coveted Working Look: Chevron Print Ankle Pants

by Anne Dreshfield | February 27th, 2013   

This season has been all about prints, from blooming flowers to snappy chevrons. It can take some serious courage to include daring prints into your working wardrobe, but I think it can be just as versatile as your usual dark jeans, dress trousers, or pencil skirt. An excellent way to start would be with Ann Taylor’s Chevron Print Ankle Pants in classic dark navy and white:

Screen Shot 2013 02 24 at 4.13.29 PM Todays Coveted Working Look: Chevron Print Ankle PantsI love the way these pants are styled on Ann Taylor’s site: they kept all of the patterns in the blue family, with a navy and white striped shirt and a deep blue blazer. Paired with neutral accessories like a nude leather belt and nude patent leather heels, the navy really pops, and the textures of the patterns come to life.

Screen Shot 2013 02 24 at 4.14.09 PM Todays Coveted Working Look: Chevron Print Ankle Pants

A little bit scared to incorporate this much pattern into your wardrobe? Don’t be. With these Ann Taylor Chevron Print Ankle Pants, you can pretend they’re just another neutral pant. Pair them with a pop of contrasting color (yellow, anyone?), or with another similar print to wow everyone at the office. I’d love these on a casual Friday for a bit of fun at the end of a long week–that’s my way of kicking off the weekend!

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6 comments
siennadoherty
siennadoherty

Chevron print may be in fashion now but it won't be for long as it has gone out of fashion as fast as it got into fashion in the last 7 years. The trouser print makes legs look wider so would only suit super skinny models. The striped t-shirt is a poor combination, the outfit would work well if chevron was worn with solid colored tops in bold colours (red, purple, blue, burnt orange etc). 

StephanieOdsgn
StephanieOdsgn

Chevron is a hot trend right now and these pants are not easy to pull off (not literally, of course!). This model does a great job of it with a bubble necklace and a simple blazer. 

StephanieOdsgn
StephanieOdsgn

 @siennadoherty I agree, Sienna, stripes aren't great, but I do like the blazer & how the accessories tie in nicely together. 

annedreshfield
annedreshfield

 @siennadoherty Yes, if I were styling this for myself (I'm only 5'4") I wouldn't pair it with stripes -- I'd need something to elongate my torso to balance out the chevron. It may go out of style, but I think it's fun to indulge in trends now and again! 

annedreshfield
annedreshfield

 @StephanieOdsgn I think the size of the chevron helps a bit -- if it were a thicker stripe, it would be less flattering on. But you're right, this model is workin' it!