Hello! Have you heard the news? Capris are out of style! Say it isn't so! I love capris. But sadly, it is true. According to the fashion gods we are no longer suppose to wear capris anymore. Pants should no longer stop in the middle of the leg. They must either be above the knee (such as Bermuda Shorts) or at the ankle (ankle pants). I am devastated. As a fifty something woman, I love capris. They are my alternative to wearing shorts, and keep me cool and comfy in the summer. What am I to do? Have you noticed you can't even find capris in the stores anymore? Everything is ankle pants. So ladies, if you love your capris as much as I do, hang on to them and take good care of them, because you can't replace them!
Now I've seen this before where the fashion gods have tried to take something away from us and we all screamed 'Heck No!' Remember shoulder pads? I think we all cried like babies when we were told not to wear them anymore. "Whyyyyyyyy? They make us look tall and skinny and give us good posture!" So it took about another year or two before everyone obeyed the fashion gods and gave them up. Now we laugh when we see eighties movies with women wearing shoulder pads big enough to make them look like line backers. Hmmm, maybe the fashion gods were right about that one.
Sadly, I think it will be the same with capris. I think women will continue to wear them for the next season or two, and then they will be no more. Now, the positive side to taking away our capris is that the fashion gods are giving us a replacement: CULOTTES. Remember those? I have yet to try a pair on, so I'm on the fence about them. I fear only a 110 lb, long legged woman is the only woman who would look good in those. I mean, they are so WIDE….do we really want to look wider than we already are?
In the meantime, here is my alternative: capris that flare at the calf rather than hug it. These capris are super old and a little loose on me, so they give the illusion that they are more like culottes than capris.
My sheer pink jeweled t-shirt and my belt are my only new items I'm wearing. Everything else is old. I bought this blush blouse at Express (sold out, but HERE is something similar) this year because I thought it was so pretty, but it is so sheer I really struggled with what to wear with it. If you put something underneath the shirt, the bulk of the tank really shows and you see all the straps of both your bra and the tank; and if you put a jacket or sweater over the shirt, you cover up the pretty jewels. It's a very hard shirt to style, I probably shouldn't have bought it. But I loved the color and the jewels, so it won me over. The only way I could think to solve my see-through dilemma without covering up the jewels was to wear another sheer sleeveless blouse over the top. I like it, but I don't love it and I'm open for more suggestions.
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Have a Happy Fourth of July and Have a great day! Amy