Topper Lab for Peach Chinos

Inspired by Angie's ensemble post with chinos, I got distracted by topper possibilities. Which of these look best to you? I am open to all suggestions and have other options for tops and footwear. For this post I just used a white/pale grey silk shell as a top and Fossil tan belt. The shell is too open at the neck for me and needs some pearls and/or a scarf.
1: pale blue jean jacket. Too cropped?
2: darker, longer jean jacket
3/4: linen kimono jacket shown open and belted. This is most "me" of the group.
5: peach linen cardi
6: lace bomber
7: black floral bomber
8: long linen cardi
I would love to have your thoughts on these outfits. What works and what does not?

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  • Dianna replied 1 year ago

    Joy, I like 2, 5 and 6 better.  They look good as they are, but I agree with you that pearls and/or a scarf will take the outfit to another level.  Loved your footwear options for every outfit.

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Joy, are those chinos? They look like skinny jeans. Not that it matters....

    I like #1, 5, 6  and 8 best. 

  • Julie replied 1 year ago

    I like 2 and 5 the best, they both look great and are a different vibe from each other.

  • JuniperGreen replied 1 year ago

    OOh this is a toughie - I love 1 on you, and am having a hard time picking a favorite among the bombers.  And all the looks have such great colors to play with!

  • Mirjana replied 1 year ago

    Joy, I like the pants no matter is it chinos or not .I like lighter versions, so I would wear #1,5 and 8.

  • smittie replied 1 year ago

    They're all terrific.
    I love the peach colour on you. And the fit looks great too.
    My personal faves are the light jean jacket and the floral bomber (and I love those modern black shoes with it too).

    You look very spunky in these outfits.

  • Firecracker replied 1 year ago

    In order, my favorites are 7, 2, 1, 3, 5. The chinos are fab on you, and you have a nice variety of options here for wearing them. 

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    I like 1 best overall, but I also like 7, especially the black shoes.

  • always trying replied 1 year ago

    1, 6 and 7.  7 with the black shoes would be my first choice.

  • Adela replied 1 year ago

    Lovely! I'd say that 6 and 7 are my favourite, but all of them are very nice.

  • Sheila replied 1 year ago

    I like #4 & #6 the most.

  • Aquamarine replied 1 year ago

    I think they all work for possibly different occasions. You can't go wrong with any of them, in my opinion. I think my favorite is the first one, however.

  • La Pedestrienne replied 1 year ago

    1 and 7 are my favs, the belted kimono is great too.

  • harmonica replied 1 year ago

    So hard to pick a favorite! They all work, but if I have to pick I'll go for 4, 5, 6 and 8. Pretty lace bomber!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you all for your votes. It is very interesting. It looks like #1 has a slight lead followed closely by 7, 6 and 5. Angie, thinking about these pants, I guess they are twill in a jean cut, so probably really skinny jeans. I will show you my wide leg chinos when they have been ironed. I need to ask about length too.

  • Carole replied 1 year ago

    1 and 6 are my favs! Well done...I've got my peach chinos on today, the first time wearing them:) so we are sort of twins from afar!

  • texstyle replied 1 year ago

    I actually like #2 a lot and then #1 - something about the color of the blue with the peach (complimentary colors).

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Carole and Texstyle. You are giving me thoughts of looking for a new, larger pale blue jean jacket. Carole, isn't peach a great color? It is almost a neutral with lots of other colors.

  • The Cat replied 1 year ago

    My favourites are #4 and #5.

    About # 1 and 2#: It can be difficult to wear three items in three different colours, with different lengths and in different styles. (Maybe easiest if you are really tall.) A solution could be to wear a top in a colour closer to that of your chinos. It doesn't need to match exactly, but even a lighter peach would contribute to the impression of a "column of colour", which may look more harmonious.

  • Jenni NZ replied 1 year ago

    Hi Joy. I think I might agree with The Cat re 1 and 2. I thought it was just my poison eye for denim jackets ( I just don't like them and have never owned one in my whole life). She may be onto something.
    I really like 3/4 with the peach flowers matching your pants and agree veryi "you".
    The lace bomber is very pretty and at first I thought it was snakeskin so I wondered why you didn't wear the snakeskin-looking shoes with it? Could you try that?
    And my absolute fave topper is your navy floral bomber which I would like to steal from you. However, I feel the dark shoes steal attention from it as the star of the show and would like to see less obvious shoes. I really like those shoes but maybe not in this combination.

  • Runcarla replied 1 year ago

    I'm with smithie, liking the pale jean jacket and the floral kimono best. Looks like you have lots of options, Joy.

  • kerry replied 1 year ago

    I like both denim jackets but a slight preference for the lighter one. Your colouring looks gorgeous in light palettes. I also love the lace bomber.

  • Bijou replied 1 year ago

    My favourites are 1 and 6. I love these soft colours on you. The fit of your chinos is very flattering too.

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 1 year ago

    Very nice selection of looks , none are bad, so you just showed the versatility of this outfit ensemble, lol.  My favorite was #7.  

  • Zibbets replied 1 year ago

    I like 2, 3, 5, 7 & 8. My favorites are 3/4 and 7. 

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    The Cat, and Jenni, that is an excellent solution. I do have a lighter peach top.
    Jenni, I see what you mean about the dark shoes with the bomber.
    Runcarla, yes, I have lots of options. I forgot to include a peach cotton blazer and my white denim jacket, but the white jacket fits much like the pale blue one does and is worn mostly with summer dresses.
    Kerry and Bijou, I agree that the lighter colors look best and are easiest to work with now.
    Tracey, I am looking forward to shopping my closet for more ways to use Angie's ensemble ideas.
    Zibbets, thank you for being so generous.
    A huge thank you to everyone who took time to look and comment. It is. very helpful.

  • Carole replied 1 year ago

    Yes, the peach I have is surprisingly a bright beige! Thanks for inspiring me to wear mine;)

  • piccolakitten replied 1 year ago

    Are the chinos peach ? They look kind of cinnamon .
    Love both denim jackets, love the white lace bomber , really like the short cream candy for a casual look. I like the soft color blends with that peach I guess

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Carole, I think peach feels neutral because it can be a nude shade so not so far from beige.
    Piccolakitten, they are a rather deep peach, more like the color of ripe peach on the outside and hang in the peach section of my closet. I also have cinnamon but it is a deeper color. Both seem like variations on orange.

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