When we were at the beach, Hayley came out one night in THE CUTEST OUTFIT EVER! I kept thinking, “If I were only 20-something again….”
Then, when scrolling through my latest J. Crew Factory email, I discovered these pants. I thought, I can do a mature version of Hayley’s outfit.I definitely don’t need to be displaying my midriff at my age. And, I don’t think I am young enough to do the matching tropical top with bottoms.
I instead did a one-should top with a bow-tie on the shoulder. I did add some statement earrings and similar shoes. I paired my cheetah clutch.
I am, of course, always thinking how I can wear these pieces other ways. I think a white button-down with sleeves rolled 3/4’s up and tie at waist would look nice with pants and white sneakers. And, I think flared, cropped jeans would pair nicely with the top and platform espadrilles.
FYI…I think I have mentioned it before, but you should always go down a size with any J. Crew clothing. I apparently gained a few pounds at the beach, because these pants are a little snug. Need to jump on that treadmill!!!
Also, these J. Crew items are all on sale now.
Have your tried the tropical trend?