Monday, July 25, 2011

Shorts and Pants: Print Power

With all the summer sales right now, I've been looking for bargains online. One thing I've noticed: a plethora of solid colored Capris, cropped pants and long (Bermuda) shorts. White and khaki are by far the colors of choice on women's clothing sites, but look long enough and you'll find the cropped pants in all colors. What I haven't seen a lot of is the printed cropped pants. That's a shame because I think the printed cropped pants is a fun look for women over 50. They're a little 70s retro, which is all the fashion this season. I spotted the woman above at the grocery store recently and thought she looked fabulous with her black T-shirt, printed Bermuda shorts and slightly wedged sandals.

My hunt for printed pants did turn up several printed cropped styles on sale at J. McLaughlin. I've been happy with the clothes at this site: nice materials and well made. Chadwick's has two pairs of printed Capris for $12.99. I really like one of the Taylor Collection Capris in green and white, or pink and white. Sizes are limited, however. I also found a pair of Lauren Active Shorts, Garabaldi Paisley Bermuda (was $69.50, now $49.99). Or how about going old school with stylish Tommy Hilfiger Shorts, Straight Leg Plaid Bermuda (was $54.50, now $32.99)? Lord and Taylor has a pair of KATE HILL Clip-Front Printed Capri Pants (was $80, now $29.99), but only for those who can squeeze into a size 2. Below are a couple of other prints. Click on the photos for details.

Alia® Tropical Blocks Microfiber Capris

These Alia® Tropical Blocks Microfiber Capris (was $36, now $19) are available in 3 colors at Beall's online department store.

Tibi Ankara Print Pants

These eye-catching designer Tibi Ankara Print Pants (was $242, now 169.40) are from Shopbop.