This is our monthly series called How We Wear It, where *we* show all of the different ways to rock a wardrobe basic. And by "we" I mean...all y'all. If there was One. Thing. our readers have communicated again and again, it's this: You want to see a wide range of body types represented here on ANMJ.
So. I'll show you how I've been styling my old standbys, and so will Cam. And then, dear readers, we want to hear from YOU. You can play along via our Linky party at the bottom (you can sign up at the bottom of this article or on Cam's page), you can send us an email (send it to either Cam or me), upload a pic to ANMJ's Facebook page, or use Instagram with the hashtag: #howwewearit. As reader pics come in, I'll be keeping this page up-to-date.
I don't really own many capris. Cropped pants? Those I have in spades. Not sure of the difference? We covered it in gory detail here. (And don't miss our capri vs cropped pant infographic - an genius idea from a reader.)
In any case, my whole issue with capris and cropped pants is that they can skew fairly...mumsy. Or overly preppy. And some are just glorified khaki pants (like these). But cropped pants/capris are perfect for showing off cool shoes, and their shorter length makes for all sorts of fun proportion play. Here's how I'm wearing mine:
You guys know that I need a leeeetle bit of edge in my outfits. Sexy ankle-wrapped sandals and a pretty bangle (worn high on my arm) worked for me. It's just tough enough. And gosh I love the pattern of this pant. Gap nailed it.
Shoes: old - similar for $30
Bag: Moop Paperback in Brown Waxed Canvas
With a Boho Tunic (The Long-Short, I Calls It)
My favorite? Short pants + long top. I actually do this with any form of short pant: crops, capris, bermudas, whatever. In denim, khaki, etc.
Jacket: old...this is actually a sweatshirt (Gap) - similar
Shoes: Zigigirl sandals, now on sale for $46
Bag: Makr Farm Rucksak
I like my tunics with a boho vibe....and Free People makes some ah-mazing, pooch-hiding tunics that are perfect for pairing with a short pant.
Ready for Cam? I'm digging her red-hot cropped pants and lips.
And holy moly those shoes!
Go see more of Cam here.
OK READERS!! Over to you! Send in your pics to aintnomomjeans (at) gmail (dot) com. Or...use the linky tool below my signature.
From Sarah L:
"Terrible picture right after loading three kids in the van, but still, I wanted to play!"
Awesome, Sarah. So glad you did. :)