Skip to main content

Ankle Pants: Tired of Jeans???




The Professional Touch Wins


Professional



VERSUS

Weekend Glamour




YOU DECIDE


Are you going out with friends for a special night?  Or having to present in front of a group or maybe you just want to appear polished?  Jeans are fantastic, versatile and comfortable yet do not always garner instant respect or come off as professional.   A pair of black ankle pants combined with a colorful blouse provides an instant tailored ensemble that is memorable.    I can hear some of you reading this, "It doesn't matter what I wear, it really doesn't. Seriously. I just want to look like everyone else"  However, newsflash, what you wear, how you hold yourself, how you speak conveys who you are.  Are you self confident?  Do you respect others?  Do you respect the event?  Are you a leader?  Or are you a follower?  Do you just conform and copy everyone else?  Or do you follow the road less traveled?  Do you want to stand out or fade into the woodwork?   Do you dress your age?  There does come a time when certain outfits do not look good even if you are stick thin.   Another topic for another piece. 

As I am writing this piece, I am listening to a You Tube video by an incredible woman,
Chelsea Smith, Pastor, Churchome, Kirkland, Washington who I met last week.  She is discussing how we often compare ourselves to others especially when perusing social media.  And, this comparison leads to emptiness and unhappiness. As a result, loneliness is on the increase as there is less daily physical community where you actually talk and see people.  Social media gives a sense of failure of not doing enough or being left out or missing out.  Think of your daily activities and ask yourself  the following.  Are you connected to people everyday?  I mean really connected by laughing, talking and sharing yourself?  Well, if not then maybe it is time to start.  Talk to people, smile and show your best self.  Act friendly and be friendly.  Be interested.  Interested in someone else is interesting.  If you just talk about yourself you have missed the point of two way communication.  Now, what does this have to do with owning a fashionable pair of black ankle pants?  Well, if you dress up, add a piece of jewelry, a scarf or a pretty top that you love and own - you will feel self confident and sparkle.  Remember you are unique and special and there is only one you!  

Jeans are again marvelous and I love them.  Yet, sometimes I want to step out in high fashion and appear professional and polished.   Don't you?  Don't forget to connect with others and to be present.  And, remember that social media is fake and what you see isn't always truth.  Don't compare ever. Truth is through physical connection.  Now for those black ankle pants, please!! 



My Favorites

Ankle Pants

Rag & Bone - In Black & Navy

Pair with pumps, ankle boots, flats and a pretty top.  And a scarf or simple jewelry and be ready for any event or activity.  Comfortable and flattering.  Fit is true to size. 

 Simone Slim Ankle Pants

Another terrific option for spring. 







J Crew - In Black & Navy


Faux Leather Leggings

For Flirty Fun






Spanx - Faux Leather Leggings 


Pair with a long blouse or sweater and over the knee boots for an memorable look.  Comfortable. 




SPANX Faux Leather Leggings




There you have it.  Trouser ankle pants or faux leather leggings to add to your wardrobe.  And, when you dress up and head on out the door, remember to smile, hold your head up and walk confidently.  Make an effort to connect with others by talking, smiling and laughing with the world around you.  Texting, instant messaging and email doesn't count.  Put the phone down.  Get up from the computer and get outside.  You need to be with people!  You can do it.  Be your best self and sparkle. 


"Happiness is enjoying the little things in life." 



Love,
Kim 



Forever Chic Style by Kim Hardwick











Comments

Popular Posts - Last 30 Days

Merry Christmas 2020

  Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas one and all.  May you have a very festive day.   What a crazy year!  At the onset of the year 2020, we all had the best intentions, goals, and anticipation.   Of course, 2020 proved to be the opposite of anything we expected.  Completely 180 degrees of "What Now?"   There is no need to explain because we all have lived it.  What is for certain is that the year is finally ending. Thank goodness.  Some have stated this was the worse year in the history of our country.  Whether it was or is not, the end is in sight and a vaccine is beginning to be administered.  Hopefully, we each can reassess what is important in our lives, anticipate some sort of normalcy swooping back into our lives.  After all, we are social creatures and being isolated is not healthy for the mind or the body.  Spirit of Christmas - The Christmas Star Last Seen 1226 Never stop believing in the future and unknown.  This season we all decorated to the nines, baked cookies, laid ou

Inspiration Weekly Lift - Happy Holidays

  What Brings You Joy? The Spirit of the Holidays It is the small things after all that brings a joyous glow to this holiday season.  This morning, my husband, lit up the living room mantle with some new lights for me to see.  The effect was beautiful, and it made my day sparkle.  Now more than ever, these cherished gestures are what we are longing for at the end of 2020.  And there are many for us to receive and for us to give to others.  We need to be present and aware of the beauty swirling around us.  What we know for certain is that everything in 2020 has been turned upside down. Yet, we continue, dust ourselves off and keep on moving with grace, a smile, and a positive attitude.  Like Cindy Lou Who in the Grinch Who Stole Christmas .  After all, why not?  No one can break our spirits and love for each other.  The holiday is here with new festivities.  We are constantly reminded that our lives are the best gift.  Of course, it is.  We may not have gatherings, but the heart of the

Happy New Year - 2021

  A New Chapter "Cheers to the new year and another chance for us to get it right." - Oprah Winfrey The end of the year fast approaches.  It has been a roller coaster ride for everyone.  The virus, lockdowns, tragic deaths, national election, and other elements caused for a turbulent and unforgettable year.  One we will never forget.  Some say this is the worst year in our history surpassing the depression of the 1930's, September 11th and various Wars.   Perhaps this is so because our country and the entire world shut down at various points.  Even today, lock downs exist, virus is on the rise and vaccines are being administered.  We will never forget last Spring and Summer when eerie photos of empty streets filled the newswires, epic violence occurred and of course endless news about the benevolent virus. However, we continue onward.  We eagerly move forward to a fresh beginning.  We wash away 2020 and start anew with a clean slate filled with possibility, hope and peace

Over the Knee Boots - Monday Favorite Things

  New Day, New Dawn, New Life "Give a girl the right set of boots, shoes, and she can conquer the world." - Marilyn Monroe January 2021 is here.  Yes. We have patiently waited, been thoughtful, diligent and now the year is upon us.  Wishing happiness to all of you as we battle on.  The end is nearing for the virus, which brings smiles to everyone.  It is an exciting time with revitalized energy coursing through our veins.  An era of promise hope and  much more.  Get ready to soar, achieve your dreams and spread goodwill toward others.  "What good is the warmth of summer with out the chill of winter?" - John Steinbeck Along the path, winter has arrived.  Rain, snow, sleet, and hail in the mix for some and in the future for others.  What I love right now?  Over the knee boots.  A must for the cold days of winter.  Here are my favorites for a winter wonderland of fashion.  Even if you are working from home, there is nothing better than slipping on a beautiful pair of o