Intern Post: A Capri Conundrum
Aug 10, 2010
CJ’s first post on CHS is a doozy. I’m dedicated to letting the interns write about any topic they choose, at least that’s what I kept telling myself as I read her post. Especially since my own thoughts on Capri pants tilt toward unreasonable, fiery hatred.
I’m in and out of the District over the next few weeks, so if we don’t hit our three post per day minimum, I apologize in advance.
I’ve always been firmly against capris. I could never imagine how anyone’s ankles could be sweating enough to merit the post-clam dig look. When a trend starts with pre-teens and their function-first moms, I tend to be skeptical. And after much ado citing that only the superest of super models could pull off the leg-shortening look, I swore off capris until I grew 6 inches.
This summer has been exceptionally hot (you might have heard), so I try to be understanding of any and all methods of staying cool. But the annual capri resurgence this year is different- it’s more mainstream. Retailers everywhere are offering simple cropped options- classic cotton without drawstrings, zippers, or cargo pockets. A quick glance at J.Crew’s website has nearly half of their pants showing a little ankle. And more and more of my typically fashionable colleagues have been walking the marble halls in three-quarter trousers.
I can’t decide. Even if I could find a pair that didn’t make me look stumpy- I’m not sure I could rock them at work. What do you think, readers? Have capris made the crossover into the professional wardrobe? Or is the heat making me soft?