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Keeping an Athletic Vibe with our Capris & On Monday’s We Link Up

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3 generations for athletic capri style

Keeping an Athletic Vibe with our Capris

Quote of the day: “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” Friedrich Nietzsche

When Sheela and Eve, another mother and daughter team, asked to join in with an entire series about styling capri pants, how could I say no?  I’ve paired up with this duo quite a few times in the past. And truly, I love seeing how we all interpret the same idea differently. Now you may wonder why we are even talking about capri pants at the end of September. But you can blame Hurricane Harvey for postponement of this topic. We were all set to have this be posted the end of August. However, Harvey created some difficulties for Sheela, so we had to reschedule.

So this idea will be good timing for my friends who live where the seasons are opposite. And for those of you in the areas where it’s getting too cold for this idea, just pin these images in your Pinterest boards, and then they’ll be perfect for next spring and summer.

For the idea of athletic capris, I put my own spin on this by using a different athletic item instead of the athletic capris for both moms. I paired each item for everyday while they were wearing capris. I on the other hand stayed with the athletic capri theme. Now let’s see how Eve and Sheela made it work.

I’m also co-hosting Roxanne’s link up party below! Make sure to add your blog post and join in on the fun!

Eve (The World According to Eve): Eve is decked out in athletic capris along with her fabulous wedge sneakers!!

She could certainly hit the gym in this outfit, but she could also be hanging out for fun.

Athletic Capris style for workout

Sheela (Sheela Writes): Sheela has been on a huge fitness kick and working out like no one’s business.

So I was super proud of her to show off her midrift here in this photo! She has recently hurt her shoulder and will be having rotator cuff surgery next week.

Jodie’s (50+) Outfit: I grabbed my athletic capris to wear out to dinner.

I have to admit that for the life of me, I would never have considered wearing my workout gear out to happy hour before I started blogging. I had seen too many What Not to Wear episodes to even consider this. But heck, these athletic capri pants don’t look that much different than everyday capri pants, right?

Athletic Capri style for Women over 50

Especially since they are being overshadowed by this fabulous top. I won this top when I joined in the #thriftedchicstylechallenge on Instagram back in July. It’s such a colorful and lightweight, kimono styled top. I almost think I’m channeling my inner Golden Girls girl.

Nancy (the 60+ model) has a top like this that she wore recently for our walking event in the summer. I always thought it was such a versatile piece, so I was excited to get my own. There are many tops like this available if you like this style. There’s some that are darker and some that are sheer.

Athletic capri pants with other great items

I figured between my footwear and top, that my athletic capris would work to look like a real outfit.

You know how I love my shoes and think they can make or break an outfit. Truly, I think that if you wore these black sandals or these tan sandals with your workout capris, it’d be the same thing! And this is the time to add to your sandal collection because of all of the sales. Sure, you probably can only wear them for another couple of weeks, but then next spring they’ll be like new.

Athletic Capri style with fun accessories

My earrings are from the Rocksbox service I’ve still been trying out! I absolutely loved these earrings when I added them to my wishlist, and the funny thing is they matched this top so perfectly which was unintended. Before wearing them, I thought for sure that I’d end up buying them! At least I would have if I’d seen them in the store.

But what I realized when I wore these earrings is that they didn’t show up with my hair color. If the dangles had been lighter, it would have made such a difference. Luckily, I could send them back and not feel like I’d wasted my money.

Women 50+ Athletic capri style

Pants: Tek Gear (similar here)~~Top: Cuddy Studios (here)~~Shoes: Liebeskind (similar here)~~Earrings: Perry Street through Rocksbox-get a month free using Jtouchofstylexoxo (here)~~Purse: Hillard & Hanson (similar here)

Nancy’s (60+) Outfit: I really wanted to show some variety with our athletic capri style, so I had Nancy wear an athletic t-shirt.

I know the t-shirt has become very popular and common place and certainly isn’t just for working out anymore, but I thought it’d be fun to style it anyways. I do think many of our workout shirts, could really be versatile as regular wear, if you get creative with it’s pairings.

Athletic Capri Style for Women over 60

For this look, I thought that wearing denim capris would still be casual yet could be worn almost anywhere. I know many of us are looking forward to the fall styles, but here’s another item that can be found for a great deal at this time of year.

If you are looking for a white pair, then these are under $25, or this pair comes in a lighter wash.

Athletic Capri with t-shirt

Of course, like I’ve shown in the past, I feel that the accessories can upgrade your outfit too!

Don’t you think the fact that Nancy has on a necklace, makes the outfit look less super casual? We did choose a choker like necklace for this outfit. Many chokers can be adjusted so they aren’t so tight against your neck. It’s one way to add in a modern vibe to any outfit.

Athletic Capri for t-shirts

And last but not least are the shoes. I talked a lot about espadrilles at the beginning of the summer, and if you didn’t jump on the band wagon then, it’s not too late. Again, the sales can be fabulous this time of year. There are so many varieties of espadrilles like the lace up ones, or the ankle strap ones.

Women 60+ with athletic capri style

Jeans: NYDJ (similar here)~~Top: REI (similar here)~~Shoes: Mix No. 6 (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Charlotte’s (70+) Outfit: For my mom’s athletic capri look, I picked out athletic sneakers to wear.

Confession time, these sneakers were actually mine that I wore for our athletic shoe series earlier this spring. And yes, I bought them even though they were a little too big for me, but I always figured I could wear socks with them. But they still seemed too big, so I passed them on to my mom who is a half size bigger shoe size than I am.

Athetic Capri style for Women over 70

I realize that the rest of mom’s outfit isn’t anything that would remind you of work out and athletics, but that was the whole idea for my thinking in this capri post.

We added in her fringe jacket that is almost like a kimono in that it’s really lightweight. Fringe is still quite popular in the stores, so if you like the detail then here are some fun offerings. Jackets are perfect for anytime, or you could sport the fringe on the bottom of your jeans.  Of course there is always the necklaces and earrings if you would rather keep the fringe for your accessories. The three of us explored fringe on different items last year too.

Sneakers as part of athletic capri style

I have to admit that wearing sneakers can be so much more stylish lately.

My personal pet peeve is the white sneakers worn with a regular outfit. To me they just look out of place. If you agree then you might also like some of the same fun sneakers that I’ve seen lately. Like this leopard pair or how about stripes?

Of course, I made my mom wear these without socks for this photo, but both my husband and I are fans of the no-show socks lately. I’ve had good pairs and bad pairs, so if you didn’t like them at first, you might try another brand.

athletic capri style doesn't have to be sloppy

The last thing we added to my mom’s outfit was some color in her shirt and scarf. I’m sure many colors bring about certain feelings and emotions. For example a grey sweatshirt color makes me think of working out. So even though this peach color is usually seen more in the spring time, I think it’s fun to wear it with the darker colors of fall.

Women 70+ and athletic capri style

Pants: Faded Glory-thrifted (similar here)~~Jacket: Metrostyle (similar here)~~Top: Blair (similar here)~~Shoes: Guess (here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

Athletic capri style can be comfortable yet it can still look good. Whether you embrace the total athletic look with your capris or only add in a piece of it, you can certainly get a ton of mileage from it. I linked to some interesting options below that on their own, could be worked into almost any outfit. Tell me if you agree?

Thanks to one and all of you for your support. It means more than you know!

On Monday’s we Link-Up

If you don’t know Roxanne from Glass of Glam, you’ll be seeing more of her in the future, because she’s my partner for the upcoming Bridging the Gap campaign. She’s a lawyer by day, with fabulous style and charm!

As a co-host of the party, I got to pick out a favorite outfit from the participants of the link up from last week. My favorite look from last week’s party was Lisa from Coast to Coast because she paired her bright pink necklace with her orange top. I always love trying out new color pairings, and this one is so unexpected!

Make sure to also check out Roxanne’s blog for her pick of the week from the linkup!

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