Watch out white capris! Colored capris and cropped pants are moving in on the perennial summer favorite. Last spring, colored jeans were all the rage. This spring, colored capris, like the Jones New York Side Zip Capri Short ($89) above, are the new favorite colored slacks (though there are plenty of colorful jeans, too!). I love these JNY capris for two reasons: the side zipper and no waistband--which means less bulk around the waist. Read on for a sample of the hot colors and styles, both dressy and casual, for women over 50…
Here's a pair of casual capris from Beall's online department store. The gauze material is light and airy for summer.
Palm Island Solid Gauze Capris (was $52, now $31.20). Also available in bright pink.
WHAT'S ON YOUR FEET?Colored capris are a great way to jazz up your spring and summer wardrobe. But if you pair them with either white or black shoes, the look might fall a little flat. Instead, try continuing the bright momentum you started with your colorful slacks right down to your toes. Colored flats or sandals in either solids or prints is a great way to complete your look and tell admirers you're ready for fun and frollick.
Or...how about pairing yellow capri slacks, like these Dockers® Belted Button Hem Soft Khaki Capris (was $48, now $28.80), with a yellow flat like Vera Wang Lara Embossed Snake Ballet Flats ($175)?
The pair of green capris at the top of the post might look fabulous with a two-tone flat like these next Marc by Marc Jacobs Two Tone Logo Plaque Flats ($195)
But if you're having trouble matching a shoe to your capris, say, a pair of Old Navy Womens Denim Capris 22 ($29.94) (also available in bright blue or pink), you might try a print flat like the Nine West Jbird peep toe flat (was $79, now $59) below.