How to Wear Your Capris for a Dressy Event
Quote of the day: “When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.” Paulo Coelho
Getting dressed up can mean different things to different people. And I usually consider my capris as a more casual item. But if it’s one thing I’ve learned in the last couple of years, it’s that fashion should be fun and creative. So I decided to see how the three of us could dress up our capris since we already showed you our casual looks!
And my article in Sixty + Me is now published. If you like wearing capris, I came up with some styling considerations in that article!
I let both mom and Nancy come up with their own outfits for this category. And what I noticed is that we all wore some kind of topper. I’d be interested to know your thoughts below in the comments. Would you wear your capris for a dressy event in the first place? And then how would you make them feel more fancy?
Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: My initial idea to dress up these capris was to add a sparkly or sequin top to them!
For some reason, I just couldn’t find anything that I loved in my closet. I think I was searching for something like this one, or this one, but to no avail. My one sequin top is long sleeve and just didn’t seem right with these capris. So I came up with the thought to wear a black & white shirt along with a jacket, heels, and pearls.
I just found these heels while I was writing our post about accessories adding fun to your t-shirt!
The fact is I had just worn my yellow heels (featured in this link) for a night out recently and realized that they were not easy to walk in like most of my other shoes! So when I saw that the floral shoes I had linked to came in yellow, and were a good price, I ordered them.
Let me tell you how impressed I was with the fast shipping from Marks & Spencer. Two days was all it took for these beauties to get to me!! Incredible timing I think, if you’re looking for something and need it fast! And they are very comfortable, but just like with any heels, I was ready to take them off after wearing them for 8 hours!
Most of us would agree that our pearl jewelry is the accessory that we reach for time and time again for the dressier events.
Although I am trying hard to wear my pearls for everyday now too! Why not wear our good items as much as our other pieces?
And that includes my white jacket too! Many times I think, I shouldn’t wear this piece because it’ll get dirty! But if I don’t wear it, then what’s the use of even keeping it? If you worry about that also, then perhaps a white print jacket in spacedye could be the answer?
I haven’t discussed these capris much in this post since I touched on them quite a bit in our last post.
Both Nancy and I did wear the same capris in both of these posts, but my mom decided to change hers out. The material and color of your capris could be part of the equation if you would wear them to a dressy event. This pair seems more shiny which always seems less casual to me!
Pants: Fabrizio-Gianni (similar here)~~Blazer: BooHoo (similar here)~~Top: H&M-thrifted (similar here)~~Shoes: Marks & Spencer (here)~~Necklace: Kaitlyn’s Collective (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Sunglasses: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: Black capris always seem like they dress up easier!
I think that the fact that Nancy matched the colors in the embroidery to her shirt and then added a black jacket, makes it very easy to recreate.
Wearing a tank top in the summer seems like the right thing to do, however, so many times we all feel the need to cover our arms! That’s why I rounded up quite a few toppers that would be perfect for the summer at the bottom of this post!
The accessories can be such a fun addition to any outfit.
A floral necklace of any kind seems so perfect for the summer months. You could go all out with a large one that includes pearls if you wanted! Or if you prefer more color in your floral necklace, I found that version too!
Like I always say, the shoes you wear can make such a difference to your outfit.
Adding in heels seem to make the capris dressier! Even if you don’t wear heels on a regular basis, having a pair with the ankle strap can make them so much easier to walk in! Like this pair is fancy, yet functional! And if you really liked that pair, then I found these that are similar but less expensive!
Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: My mom used this photo from her Chico’s catalog to put together her outfit!
Mom went with the idea that a lace shirt will add some dressiness to her capris.
I have to agree that lace is a perfect element to give some fanciness to this look!! There are so many fun, lace tops to choose from if you are shopping for this item. If you like ruffles with your lace, or whether you prefer a floral lace, I think you can find a little of everything.
The fact that my mom wore flats with her outfit, gives a nice variety for any women out there who doesn’t wear heels!
Even though mom bought these shoes last summer, they must have been quite popular because they are available again this summer! My mom really likes them because they aren’t quite as open as most sandals, yet are still cool for the hotter months! For those of you that like these same ideas, then you should check out this pair or this pair for possible alternatives to sandals. Or I linked to the same pair under mom’s photos!
Mom’s capris are the same ones that I’m wearing only in a different color.
She’s worn them before on the blog for one of our lilac posts last year! It looks like we both shortened the original pants to almost the same length! I’m pretty sure that my mom also took in the width of her capris to make them less wide. The idea that you can alter most of your clothing items, really can make the fit so much better!
Pants: Fabrizio-Gianni (similar here)~~Cardigan: Lauren-thrifted (similar here)~~Top: First Option (similar here)~~Shoes: Nine West (here)~~Earrings: (similar here-cutest pair ever!!)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Ring: (similar here)
Even though most of us think of our capris as a casual clothing item, making them work for a dressy event can be possible. I think it really comes down making the other items in our outfit be the focal point. Of course, you may not agree, and I’d love to hear your reasoning!!
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Toppers are my must have even for the summer because of the A/C in most shops and restaurants. I thought I’d round up a bunch that would look nice with your capris.