Stylist tips how to wear your capri in fall. Read what outerwear works with this vacation favorite, and how to style cropped pants for the office.
- Why Are Capri Called Capri?
- Are Capri Pants Still in Fashion?
- Where Should Cropped Pants Hit the Leg?
- What Is the Best Color for Capri for Mature Women?
- How to Wear Capri when You Are Not Hourglass Shape?
- How to Style Capri on Vacation and for the Weekend
- Can I wear Capri to Work over 50?
- How Can You Wear Capri in Fall?
- What Outerwear Goes with Cropped Pants?
- Summary How to Wear Capri in Fall
The name refers to Capri an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea located in the Gulf of Naples in the Campania of Italy. Capri was a favorite vacation destination for European honeymooners in the mid 1950s, early 1960s, and for young families in the mid 70s. European movie stars like Brigit Bardot or Sophia Loren made these cropped pants popular.
In Europe, cropped pants are an Euro Chic classic favorite summer staple for weekends and summer vacation style. Many European gals prefer capri over short-shorts because of their dressy look. More on ageless style in shorts over 40.
How to wear cropped pants is tricky for women over 40 because the short hem line draws the attention to the lower leg. To pull this style off, look for a hem that hits at a favorable point above or below the widest part of your calf.
Stylist tip: To ensure your legs look flawless use leg makeup or pantyhose to cover spider veins.
A neutral color outfit goes a long way. Capri in white or a bold primary color scream weekend or vacation style or the weekend. Candy-color pairs with a Tee or tank top are not work appropriate.
Capri look best on tall women. On a boyish body, a neutral color is more flattering than a “look at me” bold color. Pear- or apple-shape should choose a dark neutral bottom and light top. Top heavy women dress best with dark tops and light bottoms.
In summer, these trousers look great with striped tops, plain color or graphic Tees as well as tank tops. These options work for a stroll on the town or beach mall, the farmer’s market, an afternoon in the park or as what to wear for sightseeing.
Wearing them to work is tricky even with a business casual style dress code except there is a Casual Friday outfit culture. The best way style capri for work is to go for a very dressy, cropped dress-pants or jeans pair. See this review of a dressy Ethyl Clothing capri in jeans. Add pointy-toe flats or low-heel court pumps. Keep the look classic and professional.
Here is the trick how to wear capri in fall or winter. Dress them up with a multi-color top in autumn-colors that picks up the color of the trousers. Complete the look with a cardigan for thermal comfort in chilly morning/evening hours or air-conditioned rooms.
In the example outfit below, the floral print includes turquoise, black and brown. To ensure thermal comfort in the sleeveless tank, I added a leopard cardigan. The print in the feline’s natural colors contributes to transfer the vibe towards autumn colors. The mixed prints work together because their background colors and the pants are from the same color family. More on mixing prints and patterns.
A trench coat looks great for autumn and rainy days. You can’t go wrong with a cardigan or light knit jacket.
A wool blazer works with cropped leather trousers, but not with a cotton pair.
Stylist tip: Get a leopard print cardigan. Because it is sort of a neutral it is versatile to style. Furthermore, it’s a classic that works in all seasons.
These trousers are more versatile than just for vacation and weekend. You can wear a neutral color pair in fall with a twinset, blazer or long sleeve top. Add pantyhose. for thermal comfort and/or coverup of spider veins. Like for all pants choices the perfect fit, style and color for your body shape are key. Determine your body type with this free body shape quiz.
More on summer-to-fall transition looks.
Photos: G. Kramm
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