How to wear capris up North

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How to wear cropped pants in general

How to wear capris is a tricky thing for any lady of 40+. Capris draw the attention to the lower leg. To pull this style off we really have to discard those capris that hit at an unfavorable point. It is important to avoid that they hit where the calf is the widest. It makes menopausal body look “FAT” even at a size S.

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Like for all pants chosing the perfect fit, style and color for your body shape is key. Don’t know your body type? No problem, take this free body shape quiz to find out.

A neutral color capri outfit goes a long way

Capris in white or a bold primary color scream vacation or weekend. This vibe is fine for vacation style or the weekend. Candy color capris and a Tee or tank top are not work appropriate.

Wearing capris to work is tricky even when your work dress code is bussiness casual or even just casual and they are in a neutral color. It works best with a very dressy, more cropped dress pants-like looking pair. Even then keep the look for Casual Friday.

On my boyish body and with my fair skin, it seems to be more flattering to go for a neutral than “look at me” bold color. The silk floral tank top draws the eye and attention up. For chilly AC or morning and evening hours I added a cardigan to not feel cold. Who wants to be reminded of winter in summer? This leopard cardigan works for two reasons. First leopard print is sort of a neutral to begin with. Second it picks up the shades of the capri, and floral top.

over 50 years old style blogger in leather Capri with floral Print Top
Leather I.N.C. capri with Vintage Silk floral print silk tank top, Ray Ban Jackie O. sunglasses, Festina watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, LV bucket bag, and juicy couture mules (all own)

How to make the look work appropriate for Casual Friday

The look would become office appropriate in a casual work environment with pointy toe flat or a low heeled pair of pumps. As is the look is nice for a stroll on the town in a vacation resort or an afternoon in the park. It is also a nice weekend look to give your jeans a rest.

midlife Alaskan blogger in leopard Print Cardigan with floral Tank Top and leather Capri in Fairbanks
I.N.C. leather capri with floral Vinatge Silk top,Ray Ban Jackie O. sunglasses, Festina watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Juicy Couture mules, LV bucket bag, turquoise baroque beads necklace, and GNW leopard print cardigan (all own)
mature fashion blogger in a leopard Print Cardigan and Capri worn north of 60 degree north
I.N.C. leather capri with floral Vinatge Silk top,Ray Ban Jackie O. sunglasses, Festina watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Juicy Couture mules, LV bucket bag, turquoise baroque beads necklace,  cat print neckerchief, and GNW leopard print cardigan (all own)

In a nutshell: Capris are more versatile than just for vacation and the weekend. You can even wear capris in fall with the right styling tricks.

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