Pedal Pusher or Capri? Who knew?

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By definition, “Pedal Pushers” hit just below the knee and “Capris” are a tad longer hitting about mid-calf. Either way, these “in between pants & shorts” trend have made a big comeback for Spring & Summer 2018! Fashion icons like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy rocked this playful, yet sophisticated, look back in the 50’s & 60’s and now celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Bella Hadid are showing off their ‘gams’ with this latest comeback fashion trend. Capris are all over the fashion runways this season.

And guess what? Capris are currently one of our top sellers this season and we just keep adding more selections every day! Average price $2.99-$7.99

Capris offer a fabulous way to show off some statement shoes, and since they do hit mid-calf it is often recommended to wear them with a little heal or some type of wedge to give your leg a little more length. Of course, you can keep it more casual with some simple sandals or add a pop of color with some fun flats – or better yet just go barefoot.

These white capris were only $5.99 and I paired them with some robin-egg blue flats ($5.99) and a cute scarf ($2.99) all from Thrift Town.

These cuffed, denim capris were only $9.99 at Thrift Town and the bare feet are just an added bonus without any added cost (well, outside of the sunset orange nail polish of course). We have lots of denim capris from super simple to designer – although they sell quickly!

Solid White, Black or Denim Capris are the safest bet to have in your closet, but if you are feeling a little more playful add a pair of capris in a solid, bright color like pink or red.

Or go out on a limb and throw on a pair of floral or bold print capris just for fun!  They look fabulous with a plain white top or t-shirt or a simple, oversized light-weight sweater.

Be brave and let your capris have that “WOW” factor this summer!  We love this “classic” nautical sailor look from thrift stylist/blogger, Kari Shipman @Juniper James.

Still not sure? Here are a couple helpful tips to help build your Capri confidence:

  • Elongate your legs by wearing nude colored shoes and/or a shoe with a little bit of a heel.
  • Be sure to create balance by mixing colored capris with more neutral tops or neutral capris with colored tops. Try not to be too loud with bold patterns or bold colors on top and bottom.

Capris can be a fun, comfortable option for spring and summer, and Thrift Town is the place to stock up on a few pairs just for some added ‘on trend’, sustainable thrifted fashion this season!



I am the VP Marketing Director of Thrift Town and have worked for Thrift Town for over twenty-five years. I love all things thrift and I'm passionate about fashion, entertaining, crafting and, of course, Thrift Town. It's all about being responsible recycling and saving money!

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