WIW: Serenity Blue Column

When I posted my blush and pale blue ( serenity) capsule, there was some interest in the crops that I had recently added and not photographed. Here they are plus some other pieces from the capsule.
They are actually a little longer but I thought this length looked more deliberate. What do you think of the length? Would longer be better?
Do these blues look ok together? The pants are a combination of five grey and blue, but next to grey they look blue.
White flats are Steve Madden and bag is thrifted as is the EF cardigan.
Pants are an off brand from Marshall's.

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  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    Eee, Joy! Beautiful!

  • Chris987 replied 6 years ago

    LOVE the blues/greys together. They are very complimentary. It's not always easy to choose multiple variations on a single color and have it work well but you nailed it! Love the white belt and shoes coordinating with your hair too I'm a total novice/beginner at hem lengths so will leave that to the experts. :-)

  • Ledonna N. replied 6 years ago

    These blues look very interesting together. I like the combination of colors.

  • Bonnie replied 6 years ago

    I like it. The blues are very complimentary. 

  • UmmLila replied 6 years ago

    These colors look excellent together, and I like the white accents.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful, Joy.  

  • columbine(erin) replied 6 years ago

    Lovely! I also happily mix blues that don't quite match.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    You are sooo pretty in this palette, Joy. I love the white accents. 

  • Helena replied 6 years ago

    Really beautiful Joy!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    This truly is serene with the white accents. Beautifully cohesive, Joy. 

  • JAileen replied 6 years ago

    Those colors were made for you!

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    Rachylou, Chris, Ledonna, Bonnie,Ummlila, Sterling, columbine, Angie, Torontogirl, Suz, and JAileen, thank you each for looking and commenting. I felt good wearing this combination and wore it out for shopping and lunch with a friend. She convinced me to buy several things, some or all of which need to go back as I spent far too much money. I need your practiced eyes and collective wisdom to help me decide what to do.
    Tomorrow I hope to do try-ons and take photos. I hope that the blue crops pictured were not a mistake. They make a nice change for my spring/summer wardrobe.

  • Tanya replied 6 years ago

    Ooh, I love this on you, Joy.  The blues are so pretty and little touches of white are perfect.

  • Jaime replied 6 years ago

    Spectacular! Love the colors, the shoes, and the fit.

  • shedev replied 6 years ago

    This is really pretty.

  • Elizabeth P replied 6 years ago

    So pretty! I like the pant length, a lot.

  • Debbie replied 6 years ago

    You look great in this Joy!

  • Aquamarine replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful colors on you, Joy.

  • Debbie replied 6 years ago

    You look great in this Joy!

  • skylurker replied 6 years ago

    Love it. Serenity is the right word I think : looks quiet but very strong.

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    Sorry for the late and short reply.  My pad seems to be acting up, or rather Apple is being annoying sending messages that I have to delete every couple of seconds.

    Anyway, I very much appreciate everyone's comments and encouragement.  It sounds like the pant length is good as shown? and the blues are ok together?

    I have never before worn pastel colors and am enjoying them for a change from the darks of fall/winter as long as they don't wash me out.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Joy -- I think these lighter colors are elegant on you!!  I DO NOT see you as being washed out in the least in the pictures.  I repeat:  elegant.  

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    Sterling, your words made my day. Thank you!

  • Astrid replied 6 years ago

    Oh wow, these colors are so lovely on you! Great outfit.

  • Summer replied 6 years ago

    The blues tone beautifully, Joy, and the whole outfit is lovely on you.

  • Thirkellgirl replied 6 years ago

    You look wonderful. I don't know that I've ever worn those colors together, but I'm going to! I'm fascinated by how blues and pale neutrals are making those of us with some grey/white hair look pulled together. I'm inspired!

  • lyn67 replied 6 years ago

    Soft blues are so elegant here, Joy-but, as you asked, I personally would let the length of the pants just a bit longer:-).

  • Windchime replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful, elegant color palette on you, Joy! The pants read as soft grey on my monitor, but I think soft blue pants are an fresh, useful addition to your wardrobe.

    There seems to be quite a range of acceptable lengths for cropped pants, from shorter than you are wearing them to just a couple inches above the ankle bone. If yours have enough hem, you could try letting them out to see if you like a different length better, but I think they work just fine at the current length!

  • Anna replied 6 years ago

    Looks very polished and put together.

  • skylurker replied 6 years ago

    Ah yes, sorry I didn't focus on the questions : I think the cropped pants are a flattering length
    This is how understand it : this shorter length is the most flattering length, esp. if worn with low-vamped shoes like you do here.
    Now there's the new trend of ankle showing footwear, that make the longer cropped JFE. But the shorter version doesn't look dated in my eyes.

    As for the tonal colours : if the pic reflect them correctly, they work for me - not dull or faded, on the contrary the first word that came to me when I opened the pic was "strong".

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    Thank you all. I'm still at a loss as to pant length, but as Skylurker says, it may depend on the footwear. An ankle strap may work best with a longer length. I think the tonal colors look pretty accurate. The pants do look light grey except when next to grey. The tank is more of a midtone version of the paler cardi. Both are older EF pieces and I don't know what the EF names were.
    I have also worn these pants and the cardi with a blush top and blush flats and liked the result.

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