Versatile Style by Tracey

To Wear Capris or Not????

Posted on: June 9, 2013

So much discussion goes on in the blogging and fashion forums regarding Capris and there are a considerable amount of people who think that they should just go away… I live in a beach community where Capris are worn by so many women and I happen to like them….Here is what I wore Grocery shopping this weekend.

It’s Watch What I’m Wearing  time!  So go peruse some other wonderful bloggers….

IMG_0311My biggest pet peeve about wearing Capris is women in my age range and older who continue to wear them with tennis shoes…. aaagh!  I saw so many at  the three stores I went to yesterday and resisted the urge to ask them if I could help them create a better style…If one is going to wear capris I highly recommend doing so with somewhat of a heel.  I perfer wedges during this season and for my real life duties as a mother.


Among the chatter about Capris, there is more tolerance for these skinnier versions than wider legged versions.I paired these with a tunic top (which I am not liking in this pose at it makes my stomach look bigger… I know I am bloated but that’s not reality!) with much caution as I am really watching proportions due to my petite height.  I would have preferred it be a tad shorter…Notice the sweater in my hand…. This is something I do a lot as the AC in stores is too cold for me.  These colors give me energy to face the task at hand of groceries…


I love headbands on hot humid days to tame my hair.…Hey, it’s just a substiute for my love of scarves in this heat..My apologies for the full sun photos, but gotta take pictures when I can.  I was heading out the three stores and knew I would be too tired afterwards to feel like psoing… Grocery shopping for my family of 6 is work!

This is the other time I’ve shown Capris and this version is not the skinny’s but I was happy with this outfit…


Dear Readers, have you stopped wearing Capris?  Or are you like me holding on and making them work?  Would love to hear yuou thoughts…  I hope you all had a wonderfully refreshing  weekend .  Come back tomorrow as I reveal my theme for the remainder of the week’s outfits…


I am grateful for my silliness and the love I give my children.. My two sons went to BJ’s with me and got Churos, traditionally if a child isn’t with me, they don’t know about or get a treat…Not that we do treats every time… Anyway my son mentioned to me that my daughter had wanted a churo, but didn’t want to go shopping with us… So, I bought her one and sought her out in her bedroom presenting it to her by telling her that I am so proud of her accomplishments and being a college grad that she gets to surf that pride for awhile.  She smiled and giggled at me and we just had a moment that I know is precious…

I am grateful for our family evening sitting around the fire pit making S’mores, with my youngest telling stories (still can’t believe he remembered it in such detail) and my other son showing us the neatest art videos on You Tube and just having fun interacting with each other.  

I am grateful to my husband for surprising us with the firepit he scored for half price since it was the floor model! 


8 Responses to "To Wear Capris or Not????"

I take Stacey and Clinton’s advice on this subject. As a petite woman, I stay away from them.

funny,I never realized you were petite height….Hope you are having a good weekend!

I am barely five feet tall.

Wow, had no idea!!! I’m 5’3”, and can wear petite tops, but not bottoms… My mother’s parents were 5’2″ and 6″4″…Her father’s side had long lengs and arms.. My father was 5’9″ had shorter legs and he made my mother stop putting his pants on the clothes lines next to ours….it was funny..

I wear petite bottoms but have to try on tops since my chest is larger than my bottom.

Yes larger chests size makes everything different… Dressing your petite body might be a great direction to take your blog…

I just found your blog this weekend through the Thrift and Shout blog. I love your outfits and how you coordinate what you have. I love thrifting, and I got jealous when I saw all the things you’ve been lucky to find. The thrift stores in our area don’t have too much.

I am petite, 5’2″, very small on top and wider through the hips and thighs. I know capris make me look even shorter, but I have to wear them. I can’t wear shorts due to my unattractive, 48 yr old knees and thighs.

Thank so much for commenting! I always say all thrift stores are not created equal and wish I could shop for others who aren’t so lucky…My knees are ok, but boy but not the thighs…. I hope you find something useful and become a regular reader… Any questions, please ask away?

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