Two Ways: Coral Cafe Capris

May 10, 2012

 

Pants: J.Crew Cafe Capri ($90)

From the Left, Earrings: Blu Bijoux Double Drop ($18) Bag: Kristin Shoulder Bag ($188) Shoes: Aldo Arne ($80) Sweater: Mixed Tape Cardi ($50) Blouse: Walter Baker Bow Blouse ($98)

From the Right, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Aviators ($139) Necklace: Tassel Necklace ($11) Clutch: Asos Foldover Clutch ($35) Blouse: Equipment Daddy Printed Shirt ($230) Sandal: Zara Strappy Sandal ($50)

Polyvore Set Here.

For Casual Monday. I tried several different combinations with these pants.  Ivory blouse with long ivory blazer.  Ivory blouse with navy blazer.  Navy printed blouse with navy blazer.  I liked them all, but it felt a little like I was trying to force these pants to be more professional than they are.  For my work environment, these trousers are a casual Friday or casual Monday item, so I decided to mold the set that way.

The blouse has a bow neck, so I wanted a deep-V cardigan so that the necklines wouldn’t clash.  I also wanted something with a slightly longer line to cover the tush.  And I kind of loved the ribbon details on the pockets of this cardi, so it was an all-around win. You could belt the cardigan if you need to create a more defined waist.  Just make sure you use a snug fitting neutral belt (tan or navy).

I added aqua accessories to bring a bit more color, because on a casual day, why not?  I also chose a neutral shoe with an open toe to lengthen the leg line a bit, but that’s not critical.  The trend for wearing ankle pants right now is to wear a really bold shoe, so that you can show them off.  So you could choose something more out there if you wanted.

For the hair, I’d keep it natural and effortless and wear it down.  For the makeup, I’d bring a bit of coral blush to the party and maybe a coral mani/pedi as well.  And don’t forget, when wearing bright colors, always play up your eyes with liner and mascara.

For a Resort Trip.  A reader asked me to do a Two Ways with this Daddy blouse from Equipment, but at $230 it’s out of the main item price point.  So I tossed it in with this resort look because something about the print just feels so Palm Beach to me.

Because this is a vacation look, I kept the accessories easy.  The tasseled necklace is a fun, cheap piece that can be layered or worn alone.  The sunnies are essential this time of year.  And an Asos clutch, because Asos has the best clutches and they are so inexpensive!  I really need to stop buying them, I think I’ve purchased four.  Yikes!

Here, I did a flat sandal with a skinny ankle strap.  Because the shoe is coral, like the pants, and the straps are skinny, I think the shoe is the perfect casual complement.  But as I mentioned above, the trend is to go really bold with shoes when wearing ankle pants, so you could try a high-heeled, multi-strap sandal.  I like this nude one, but you could also choose a color, maybe a green?

For the hair, I would wear it however the humidity will let you wear.  If you’re curly, play that up.  If you’re stick straight, play that up.  But either way, invest in a good frizz fighter.  I like this spray from Ouidad. 

For the makeup, I would wear a coral lipgloss with a bronzed cheek and gold shadow.  And I’d definitely go for a coral pedicure. 

Three Ways

share this post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Terri says:

    Love coral and navy together…actually like them both.

  2. I really wish the cafe capri was just a little tapered, like Audrey Hepburn cigarette pants or that these J Brand ones came in fun colors (https://www.jbrandjeans.com/Chrissie_Slim_Trouser_in_Black/pd/cl/3375/np/1140/p/2396.html). The wideness in the leg just makes the J Crew pair too dowdy :(.

Join The List

Stay up to date on the latest from Capitol Hill Style!

sUBSCRIBE

Office-Casual Outfit: Spring Plaids

Are you headed into the office tomorrow? Don’t know what to wear? Transitioning a wardrobe from home to the office, and winter to spring is a double whammy. What fits? What looks good? What’s “springy” but not going to be cold? Well, this outfit is perfect for that.

0

READ MORE 

Recent Posts

My Best Amazon Fashion Finds

One of the hallmarks of being middle-aged is buying your clothing in the same place you buy your groceries. For some people it’s Costco, for others it’s Target, for me, it’s Amazon. Yesterday, I opened a box that contained a bag of dog treats, gummy candy, a tin of olive oil and a dress. So […]

5

READ MORE 

How I Combat Stink (and Stress Sweat)

It’s happened to all of us: You’re walking into a meeting and you catch a whiff of something. A slight odor. A bad smell. And you wonder, “Is that me?” You want to surreptitiously check that that unsavory aroma isn’t you, but you can’t do that here. So you just keep your arms at your […]

8

READ MORE 

VIEW ALL POSTS

Career Style, Style, Top Posts, Work | February 28, 2024

Office-Casual Outfit: Spring Plaids

Are you headed into the office tomorrow? Don’t know what to wear? Transitioning a wardrobe from home to the office, and winter to spring is a double whammy. What fits? What looks good? What’s “springy” but not going to be cold? Well, this outfit is perfect for that.

0

READ MORE 

Posts, Style | February 28, 2024

My Best Amazon Fashion Finds

One of the hallmarks of being middle-aged is buying your clothing in the same place you buy your groceries. For some people it’s Costco, for others it’s Target, for me, it’s Amazon. Yesterday, I opened a box that contained a bag of dog treats, gummy candy, a tin of olive oil and a dress. So […]

5

READ MORE 

Beauty, Posts, Skincare | February 27, 2024

How I Combat Stink (and Stress Sweat)

It’s happened to all of us: You’re walking into a meeting and you catch a whiff of something. A slight odor. A bad smell. And you wonder, “Is that me?” You want to surreptitiously check that that unsavory aroma isn’t you, but you can’t do that here. So you just keep your arms at your […]

8

READ MORE 

Features, Posts, The Range | February 27, 2024

The Range: Lounge/Travel Sets

If the pandemic did one thing for women, it brought back sweatpants as acceptable attire. But then, fashion decided that we couldn’t wear regular sweat pants, we needed to wear fancy sweat pants. And while it would be easy to disparage the ideal of luxury sweatpants made for chic, casual wear…have you felt how soft […]

5

READ MORE 

RECENT POSTS

©2023 CAPITOL HILL STYLE | SITE BY LEIGH THE STUDIO