6 ways to wear red capri pants

A couple of weeks ago I bought these red capri pants from Lindy Bop, as part of my ongoing bid to own all the capri pants in all the land.

Now, I WAS going to do a “three ways to wear” post with them, but then I thought, why stop there? Why, there must be 50 ways to wear your red capri pants, right? No, wait: that’s leaving your lover I’m thinking of, isn’t it? OK, well, I can’t promise you fifty ways to wear red pants (although I expect there ARE probably that many), but here are just a few to be getting on with…

red capri pants, white shirt and gingham peep toes

casual pin-up look

Shirt c/o Unique Vintage (similar); Head Over Heels shoes 

01. Pin-Up 101

So, this is your basic ‘casual pin-up’ look, brought to you by my continuing love of white shirts, plus a cheeky bit of midriff, which I didn’t actually realise was quite so cheeky until I looked back at the photos and was all, “Oh yeah, there’s my belly.”. C’est la vie!

red capri pants, navy blazer and breton t-shirt

red pants, gold peep toes, navy blazer

Blazer (similar) and top: H&M;  New Look shoes (similar); Kate Spade bag*

02. Blazer n’ Breton

My fallback uniform: there are days when I actually don’t think I’d be able to dress myself without the help of one of my (many) trusty Breton tops…

trench coat and red jeans

red pants and trench coat

top; trench; Zara shoes 

03. The trusty trench

Three more items for the”couldn’t live without it” files: the H&M sweater I now own three versions off, because it’s just so soft and comfortable I can’t stop wearing it; the trusty trench, because obviously, and the red patent flats that I wear so often I’m amazed they haven’t fallen apart yet. And when they do, I WILL cry.

red pants and black slash neck top

black beret and slash neck top

Top c/o Vivien of Holloway; beret; shoes

04. The beatnik beret

I have a new-found love of berets, which I totally blame CiCi Marie for. I also have a complete inability to pose normally in them, which I have no one to blame but myself for, so sorry about that.

casual outfit with red pants and denim jacket

denim jacket and white t-shirt

H&M jacket; Dorothy Perkins tee; Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag

05. The casual red pants

I seem to have inadvertently made this post a homage to all of the things I wear most often, because this denim jacket is another one of those pieces that’s in constant rotation. What can I say, I like my classics…

Aaaand finally…

red pants and cable sweater

cable sweater and blanket scarf

H&M sweater and boots; Dorothy Perkins scarf (similar)

06. The cold weather option

Well, I figured I should probably include at least one option I could actually wear right now, huh?

And there you have it: 6 ways to wear red capri pants! I’m sure there are many more, too, but I’m just going to be honest with you – by the time I took the last set of photos, it was dinner time. And I. Was. Starving. Well, it’s hungry work standing around wearing clothes all day, dontchya know…

18 Comments
  1. Ha! You totally can blame me for the abnormal posing too, I’m sure I’ve had some questionable positions in berets before now… That sounds way more exciting than it actually is. I’m now off to Lindy Bop to buy those dogtooth cigarette pants that I’ve been doing wonderfully well to ignore for weeks, but now you’ve reminded me how much I love this shape. I’m actually wearing my black pair right now (also your fault), so I don’t think that helps… The signs are all there.

  2. This is very timely since I have some brand new red capris! So far, I’ve only worn them a la #2 but I’m going to dig through my closet for a suitable scarf now.

  3. I’m glad you included the ankle boots—I know we think of cropped pants as a warmer month item, but I think they can be the perfect length for our ankle boots without worrying about cuffing or tucking (as much)! (And if it’s really cold, I’ll add a pair of hose or tights under them)!
    Love this post! jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  4. I’d never have thought to wear capri pants with ankle boots but they look really cute! I do actually have a pair of red ones but I hardly ever wear them because I’m never quite sure what looks good with them. I shall have to bookmark this post to remind me! Thanks 😀
    Suzy x
    http://www.suzyturner.com

  5. I have a new desire to own red pants and wear them in exactly (ok almost exactly) the same outfits as you have! I hope it’s not bad behaviour to copy blogger’s style to the tee 🙂

  6. I love these ideas! I have a pair of cobalt capris, and can sub those in for the red in all of these outfits – another pin for the win! It’s always fun to read your blog – thanks for all your hard work!

  7. Ok, I now need a pair of red capri pants in my life. I love all the looks but the one with the jean jacket I have all the pieces (except the capris, obvi), so I could totally potentially be a copy cat 😉

  8. I adore the last winter look. I have a feeling Capris and ankle boots might be one of those looks I fervently admire on others but dislike on myself, but I think I might just HAVE to try…

  9. All of these looks are terrific and make me want a pair of red capris! I love that there’s so much remix potential in the outfits you created. It definitely helps me see how to take pieces from my closet and combine them in new ways. And I’m loving the Kate Spade purse!

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