Style on Trial: Bright pants – J Crew Café Capri

Bright pants by J Crew

If you’re not loving the current trend for bright pants, we can only hope that you’ve made arrangements to move to somewhere without internet access and/or fashion victims for the foreseeable future. These things are EVERYWHERE. Red pants, blue pants, yellow, purple and green pants. It really doesn’t matter what colour they are: what matters is that they’re BRIGHT.

J Crew’s Café Capri trousers are just one example of the bright pant trend, and we think they’re a pretty good one: they’re tailored, they’re slim-cut, they hit, as the name  suggests, right at the ankle, allowing them to be worn with a great pair of shoes without hiding them.

What do you think of them, though, that’s what we want to know? Do you love them, hate them, just not care? Tell us!

(These particular pants are £103 at J Crew, but if that sounds like a bit too much, don’t despair: we’ve spotted similar looks at most of the usual high street stores – check out ASOS and Topshop for starters…)

9 Comments

  • September 21, 2011

    Natasha

    Love them! It’s a really simple way to make an outfit interesting. A nice pair of shoes (I think pointed toes work best with capris) and any top (you can choose to colorblock, or not), and you look fresh and great with very little effort.

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  • September 21, 2011

    Roz

    Blah, blah, hideous. wrong, on so many levels.. Sadly, the majority of people who wear these, really should not! cuting off at the ankle, or in some sad people’s cases, well above ankle, making the ankle look like a Kankle, and turning them dwarf like. Harsh sounding I know… to be fair there will be a teeny amount of teeny souls out there who can pull these off, even possibly in white. The shoe choice with these is vital, it would have to be a heel, anything to add an illusion of length to the leg, to avoid the stumpy-kankle factor. I’m too scared to ask if these have an elastic or ‘easy-fit’/’comfort’ waist… shudder.. BAN THEM!

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  • September 21, 2011

    Janeth

    I completely agree Roz

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  • September 21, 2011

    Kady

    Are these LOUD pants not one of the issues we had with the elder ones? When I see these I think that my grandma is going to be so happy to replace all of the worn out bright pants in her closet.

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  • September 21, 2011

    bexkee

    I instantly am reminded of retired old ladies in Florida on their way to bridge club. They are the only chicks who can pull this look off.

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  • September 22, 2011

    Ellen S.

    They look frumpy and old to me. I think there are very few women who can pull off this look really well.

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  • September 27, 2011

    Emma

    I think I would have to see them on to properly judge them. I don’t think I could get away with them at all, either the colour or the slim fit and ending at the ankle (I’m more of a bootcut girl, whether it’s in fashion or not, because I think it balances out my hips a bit better rather than emphasising how wide they are which skinny/tapered trousers seem to do. And I’m generally to be found in dark colours or jewel tones). I can see them looking kinda cute on a brighter and shinier sort of girl than me though, with the right outfit.

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  • October 1, 2011

    Lucy

    My maths teacher wears trousers like those….
    With a stripy shirt, too.

    Gotta say – My teachers outfit reminds me of toothpaste!

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  • October 18, 2011

    Olivia

    In a word, NO.
    I have a teacher who has a pair of pink slacks and a pair of yellow slacks like this. Part of it is the fact that she buys them a couple of sizes too big, and part of it is just the fact that these pants are nearly IMPOSSIBLE to pull off, but I always have the urge to nominate her for What Not To Wear when she sports these play-doh colored trousers.

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