French Chic Style for our Capris
Quote of the day: “Adversity introduces a man to himself.” Anonymous
You wouldn’t think that there would be that many ways to style our capris, but Sheela and Eve came up with some interesting categories for this theme. We started by wearing a pair of capris with an athletic vibe. And the reason these posts are so late in the season, is because of Hurricane Harvey. So feel free to pin the images for the next warm weather season, if you live in the Northern hemisphere.
This idea was to use our capis in a french chic look. Considering I wasn’t sure what french chic included, I certainly had to do some research. So here’s what we all came up with! Let me know if this is how you would interpret this category.
Eve (The World According to Eve): Black and white are very popular for the french chic style since it’s so classic and Eve wears it so well.
Sheela (Sheela Writes): Of course, a beret is the perfect accessory for a french look too, along with the striped top.
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: I’m not sure if my outfit is what many french women would wear, but I figured the scarf on my purse fit the bill perfectly.
I have finally embraced the scarves and all of the ways they can be worn. Right now I love the smaller scarves and will wear them around my neck as a choker. The fabulous thing about this size scarf, is you can wear it around your neck, or your wrist or on your purse like I did.
I chose this blouse because it’s a silky blouse, so I thought it would make the jean capris seem less casual.
I know when I was cleaning out my mother’s closet, she has quite a few of these silk blouses, and most of us feel like we have to save them for the dressy occasions. But my favorite saying lately is to “stop saving the good china for that special occasion.” If you have the items, let’s wear them! And if you don’t have any silky tops, then this one would be perfect under any topper and this one could even be worn alone.
I felt like the french chic style is one that is simpler and not as accessorized.
That may be true, but I still had to wear my bling, or else it wouldn’t be my style too. This necklace is one that I’ll be wearing in an upcoming post but as a bracelet in this same series. It’s one of the pieces I was trying out from Rocksbox. If you want to try out the service too, make sure to get a free month by using my code, JTouchofstylexoxo.
Besides the scarf on the purse, it’s the ballet flats that really reminded me of some of the french chic styles I saw on Pinterest.
I feel like the ballet flats are the most versatile shoes over the last 10 years. This pair has some great support and a little bit of heel which makes them so comfortable. I even found some that tout great insoles here and here.
Jeans: Express-thrifted (similar here)~~Top: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Shoes: Lifestride (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Necklace: Nakamol through Rocksbox-get a month free with code: JtouchofstyleXOXO (here)~~Earrings: c/o Sugar Ribbon (similar here)~~Purse: Tignanello-thrifted (similar here)
Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: The white button up blouse with a scarf around the neck is another idea I picked up for this french chic look from Pinterest.
Nancy wanted to wear this scarf so the fringed edges showed, so she tied it in the front of the blouse. Since it’s getting cooler, it’s a great time to pull out your scarves.
The white blouse is what I’d consider a staple in every women’s closet. We showed many different ways to wear this blouse earlier this year! Of course, this blouse doesn’t have to be long sleeved- like this one or you could add in some of the modern details to this shirt.
Black capris seem the most popular color since they can be dressed up or down more easily. This pair has a zipper on the side too, for some added decoration.
For Nancy’s accessories, we did keep them simple with earrings only.
The black earrings stand out nicely against the grey hair and white blouse. If you need to update your black earrings, there are some modern versions like this pair of baubles or this pair with tassels.
And for Nancy’s footwear, she pulled out her red sandals to bring out the red in the scarf. I’m sure if we polled the french women, we might find that they would pick black shoes instead. But again, we have to incorporate a little of ourselves into each outfit.
Two summers ago, the three of us wore red sandals with three different color combinations. I do think red sandals can be such a fun pop of color with any outfit. If you would rather wear flats then this pair is fabulous, and if you like the mules, then check out this comfy pair.
Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: The other component that was popular for a french chic look was a striped top.
I love this top on my mom since it’s blue and that’s her favorite color. I never understood the obsession that bloggers had with striped tops, until I bought one and challenged myself to use it with mixing prints in my outfit. In fact, I rounded up quite a few different striped tops below.
For my mom’s capri pants, we chose a navy blue pair to keep it simple with the blue top.
Navy is one of those colors that is making a comeback lately!! I think it’s perfect since it’s dark like many women like, yet not quite as severe as black can be as we get older.
I was still trying to keep the accessories at a minimum as much as possible, so mom didn’t wear a necklace.
She did choose some blue earrings and bracelets to match the color scheme.
One of the bracelets that my mom is wearing here, is a vintage one. It was one that her father had given to his mother, and then got passed down to my mom. What a sentimental piece, right?
And I love these shoes for the outfit. I think they are nice because they don’t match in color, yet the black goes with everything. The design is also very interesting, and even though they are heels, they are comfortable for my mom.
I know black shoes are a pair we all have in our closets, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. For example, if you like sneakers, you can have them be interesting! Or you can have some strappy sandals instead.
I hoped you are enjoying this series showcasing our capris with many different styles in mind.
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Since the stripes are so ubiquitous to the french chic look, I included quite a variety to feast your eyes on below.