So here’s the tricky thing about office style: it changes from time to time. We’ve talked before on this blog about how I’m a big fan of bootcut trousers because I think they’re the most flattering look — and how I think “shorter” pants (capris, floodies, pedal pushers, whatever you want to call them) are unacceptable for the office. (Ain’t No Mom Jeans — totally unrelated to office style! — had a highly amusing post on them recently.) But. But! There are a ton of gorgeous ankle-length pants out there right now, and I’m seeing them more and more often with suits — from both conservative brands and not so conservative brands. Take, for example, this gorgeous Elizabeth and James suit (which was very nearly yesterday’s Suit of the Week). One of my guest posters last year even said she thought the J.Crew Minnie was a wardrobe staple! (Is it just me or is J.Crew showing the Minnie pant ridiculously tight on the models this year?) So ladies, I thought it was time for a poll: do you think ankle-length pants are acceptable for a conservative office, where (on any given day) 50% or more of the people may be in a full-on suit? Do you think they’re great for a more casual (pants and blouse) look, but hate them with suits? Do tell.
(Please note: I’m trying out a new polling software today (since something about the old software seems to not work anymore), so I apologize in advance if there are problems.)