I’m sorting out my closet, and I notice I have several capris in different widths and lengths. What I’d like to know is, Are Capris still in style? And if so, what should I wear them with to look updated? Thank you, Gabriela.
I’m so glad you asked this because many of my readers are also confused. There’s always been some negativity around capris, which makes one wonder if capris are out of style? But the answer is, they’re still very much “in” – not in a cutting edge kind of way, but they are a steady summer wardrobe staple that many gals love.
To clarify, capris are casual summer pants that hit at around midcalf. They can be tapered, skinny, flared wide legs. If they end just above the ankle, they’re considered cropped pants, not capris.
Many women don’t like capris because they visually chop up your legs and make you look frumpy and stumpy. They’re not ideal if you have heavy legs, and you need to be sure they don’t end at the thickest part of your leg. Just above or just below this point is best. Getting the right proportions is key.
Here’s a look at some popular styles of capris for summer 2021 and what to wear with them to look current and cute.
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1. Straight-Leg Capris
Capris follow the same trends as jeans. Skinny jeans and skinny capris have ruled for a long time, and you can still wear them for sure, but straight leg and slim fit straight leg capris are most popular now. These cute orange straight-leg capris are extra sporty with cute slits at the side. They look great paired with another hot trend – this romantic, flowy floral peasant blouse. Add a pair of creamy Tory Burch slides , statement earrings and a mini leather crossbody, and you have a very chic way to dress up capris.
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2. Cropped Wide Leg Capris
Of all the capris styles out there right now, cropped wide-leg capris are the trendiest. I like this classic white pair, which are fitted across the hips and then widen out to a breezy, loose leg. Most of the wide-leg capris we’re seeing are high-waisted; a high waist helps compensate for the shorter hem length and helps make you look taller.
Crop wide leg capris look adorable with a cropped, tucked, or floral front tie top like this one. Add a cute bag, beaded earrings, and a fab pair of studded sandals ( capris were made for showing off fab shoes), and you have a smart summer look.
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3. Classic Denim Capris
We always think we need to change styles to be current, but sometimes just making a slight tweak can update your look. For example, skinny denim capris are a classic style but add a new top with a cute boho vibe, and you get a fresh new feel. Did you know that a pair of fab shoes and a modern bag is the easiest way to refresh any outfit? These darling espadrille wedge sandals and classy white and chain handbag are a gorgeous way to uplevel a casual capris look.
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Gabriela, I hope you’ve picked up a few good ideas for how to make Capris look fabulous this summer. In the end, it’s not so much about what is in or out, but how you feel in your Capris and owning the look this summer!