Would You Wear It: Sweet Cargo

Would You Wear It: Sweet Cargo

Happy Saturday ladies. Based on the week we’ve all had, I’d say it’s time for some fun. It’s time for would you wear it with my friend Pam. Each week we share a mannequin we’ve found and ask if you would wear what it’s wearing. My mannequin this week is from last month so she’s wearing clothes I can’t find links for.

I love to hear how you would style the outfit, either together or separately to fit your lifestyle and shape. Remember to keep your comments personal to you so no one gets their feelings hurt.

mannequin wearing denim jacket and cargo pants

So what do you think? Could and would you wear this look?

Are the colors flattering for you?

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  1. Ann
    March 29, 2020 / 9:23 am

    For my personal color palette I find the outfit boring.
    I’d choose a crop pant from all of those yummy colored clothing in the background, add a white cotton tee, a white denim jacket. Alternatively a dark jean jacket would work with the bright pant, but I’d add a colored scatter pin or two or three. I’ve found that a pant made from a heavy fabric needs to have for balance, a similar weight top.
    I’m an artist liking a more interesting look.

  2. mary
    March 29, 2020 / 7:31 am

    I love it! I want it! (just turned 71)

  3. Sue Massey
    March 28, 2020 / 10:51 pm

    I would not wear this. I don’t wear cargo pants. The top looks like a maternity top-wouldn’t wear. I like the jeans jacket, but would wear it with leggings.
    On the whole, not a look in would wear b

  4. Eve
    March 28, 2020 / 9:34 pm

    Oh yes, I like the whole outfit together. I love the v beck, the fabric, the color if the top and pockets on pants just suit me because I do crafts and I’m a,ways finding things to use and no pockets drives me crazy. I love the jacket. It’s just something I would throw on for my scavenger outings or to the thrifts, goodwill, even grocery because I’m from a small coastal town so you see all types of clothing there. If you wear a shirt and shoes, no problem. : )

    • Jennifer
      March 29, 2020 / 10:06 am

      That’s funny and so true of small coastal towns

  5. Kathy
    March 28, 2020 / 12:13 pm

    I actually like the color combination, but don’t care for the style of the pants. I’d substitute a simple olive green skinny crop pant in denim. I would prefer the blouse in elbow length sleeves, but I like the pretty print. I’m just not a fan of longer shirt sleeves hanging out from a jacket. I just received an outfit in similar colors that I had ordered online a couple of days ago–a pair of skinny green jeans with a little stretch to flatter and a peach colored tee with a floral pattern. I thought they looked great together and were a welcome addition to my spring outfits.

  6. Becky
    March 28, 2020 / 11:20 am

    I really like this outfit except the elastic bottom cropped pants. A denim jacket is a staple in my wardrobe. The blouse is very pretty & feminine but would wear it tucked in or with a longer jacket, as I am not a fan of the short jacket long shirt look. It looks messy to me. I would wear a longer pant but like the color.

  7. Cyndi
    March 28, 2020 / 10:27 am

    I have a denim jacket and a pair of olive pants that I wear often; that’s not a flattering color near my face but works well for me in pants. I like the top: the color, pattern, length…although the fabric does look a bit sheer. But cargo pockets aren’t my personal taste. They aren’t functional and who needs added width anywhere on their body? Length of the pants would require trying on but I’m fairly proficient at hemming (of course, I can’t do anything to lengthen)

  8. Debbie Bell
    March 28, 2020 / 10:19 am

    Good for thought, especially for those of us who are apples with slimmer legs. I’d wear an olive & cream top and my cream coloured denim jacket.
    Thanks for the shoulder season inspiration!

  9. Celia
    March 28, 2020 / 10:15 am

    I had to do a double take on this outfit because my first thought was “ I didn’t realize they made pregnant mannequins!” Must have been the position of the body, and the sheer shirt that allowed the waistband of the pants to be visible. However, on second look I realized I liked it except for the length of the pants which I prefer to be longer. I rarely wear pale pink, but think the pink and olive together are pretty. And a Jean jacket goes with almost everything.

    • Terry
      March 28, 2020 / 11:10 am

      Celia, that’s exactly what I thought! The blouse is hanging awkwardly.

    • Jennifer
      March 28, 2020 / 9:09 pm

      I thought that too, then realized it’s just the way the photo was taken:)

  10. Mary G Anderson
    March 28, 2020 / 10:08 am

    While I would not wear this outfit, I do like the cargo pants and would wear it with a different jacket and top. The top would have to be a more vibrant color for me and I would have to choose a light neutral jacket, maybe a knit blazer.

  11. beth byrd
    March 28, 2020 / 10:02 am

    Yes, yes, yes! I absolutely love this outfit and in fact can probably put something together something very similar from my current wardrobe.

    I look best in muted colors so this color scheme definitely works for me. And, I can do a casual look like this for office or home. It’s comfortable, stylish and fun!

    I think this is my favorite mannequin so far this year!

    Thanks, Jennifer!

    • Jennifer
      March 28, 2020 / 9:08 pm

      I’m so happy you love it, Beth!

  12. Janet D.
    March 28, 2020 / 9:53 am

    I had to laugh when I saw this because it made me think of my mother, as it’s something she’d have called a “dog’s breakfast” & I have to agree. To my eye, there are too many colours going on & nothing seems to go together to create a cohesive, polished look. I like the jacket & pants & would wear both, just not together — they’re both statement pieces that would look better showcased on their own. Together they’re a mad clutter of flaps & pockets & buttons & I don’t like the two dark colours worn together. And I’ll take a pass on the blouse, which doesn’t suit my style or colour palette — although I think it would look lovely & cool if worn (by someone else!) with simple white pants & sandals & no jacket. I love these exercises: the more I analyze a look like this the better I understand my own style!

  13. Elaine @ Following Augustine
    March 28, 2020 / 9:51 am

    Yes! I’m 67 and I would definitely wear this. I would either leave the top completely untucked or more likely do a front tuck.

  14. Atonia walpole
    March 28, 2020 / 9:14 am

    I’d wear it. In fact I have the pants and jacket. Shopping my closet I’ve got more blue and purple and white but I could put an outfit together

  15. Susan B
    March 28, 2020 / 9:00 am

    I really like this outfit. I like the soft pink with the green pants and denim jackets are a neutral, so I don’t count that as a color. I think the style and color of the pants is a great alternative to jeans for casual wear. If they were long enough and came out of the wash without needing pressing, I’d probably wear them a lot. I like the style of the blouse with the notched front to show off a necklace. It would also work with white jeans or nice slacks for a dressier look. So, I see many possibilities to wear all 3 pieces in a variety of ways. It makes me want to see if I could create a similar look out of my own closet. I’ll be on the look out for a similar shade of green pants. The only thing I don’t think I’d be able to pull off is to get leg to go in the position. 🤷‍♀️

    • Jennifer
      March 28, 2020 / 9:07 pm

      Go for it, Susan! It’s so fun to be able to recreate looks using items from your closet.

  16. Nancy Walden
    March 28, 2020 / 8:56 am

    I like the look of the top and the pink and green colors together, however, I wouldn’t wear the cargo style pants. I don’t want any bulk added to my thighs! I have several jean jackets and I’ve been wearing them over more feminine blouses but there is something about these three pieces together that I just don’t care for.

  17. Mary Lou S.
    March 28, 2020 / 8:42 am

    Yes absolutely! The green and pink combo are colors I love and are flattering on me. Fortunately I can wear this style of pants. I have a jean jacket I have owned for about 20 years. I would wear this outfit with low wedge sandals, sneakers or even flat sandals. Since retirement this is really my style.

  18. Pam Over 50 Feeling 40
    March 28, 2020 / 8:37 am

    I have a pair of cargo pants similar to these and they fit well. I like all three pieces just not together and my biggest issue here is with the styling. The styling makes the fit look unflattering and not attractive to the shopper. The arms being up make the jacket look awful. There is an allusion that the mannequin is pregnant. I think if it was styled differently on a mannequin with arms down that more of us would like it and see it on several different body shapes.

  19. Donna
    March 28, 2020 / 8:04 am

    Nope! Just Nope!

    While I really want to like it, the colour combo is fresh and springy I just can’t.

    Cargo pants pockets on my thighs are unnecessary added material at a very awkward spot. I do like the colour and would consider them without the big side pockets.

    The top is just too sheer for me. I’d feel the need to wear a camisole under it and the added layer would defeat the purpose of the easy breezy top. I love the colour and the tiny flower print.

    The Jean jacket is just ok. The wash is neither light nor dark, sort of blah but I’d style it with white or coloured jeans.

  20. Eileen
    March 28, 2020 / 8:00 am

    As a pear shape, the proportion is off for me. I would need high waisted pants, tucked top, and shorter jacket. If I wore a “natural/casual “ style this would be ok, but I like a more feminine style. Given that, just for fun, I would style the pants with leopard print heels and belt, a logo tee tucked in, and chestnut colored blazer, maybe putting the belt on top off the blazer, gold hoops, and in my imagination… red hair! I’m on day 16 confined inside, so my imagination let loose, he,he!

  21. Janet
    March 28, 2020 / 7:47 am

    I wouldn’t wear this outfit as shown. If I started picking it apart to make changes, I might as well start from scratch. The color of the top wouldn’t suit me and I prefer full length pants. I like the jacket but not combined with the other items.

  22. April
    March 28, 2020 / 7:37 am

    I’m 4’11 and I struggle with cropped pants because I thing they make me look shorter. What are your thoughts? Thanks!

    • Jennifer
      March 28, 2020 / 8:55 pm

      Cropped pants shorten the look of your leg so they will make you look shorter. If you’re concerned about it, I would skip them.

  23. Lily
    March 28, 2020 / 7:35 am

    Love the top half. All of it. I have very similar pieces and I love muted shades of blue and pink. I don’t get the cargos. If I wear the jacket and blouse with jeans (which I would love the look of) I am now wearing the dreaded denim tuxedo. Who makes these stupid rules?

    • Jennifer
      March 28, 2020 / 8:56 pm

      Rules are made to be broken:)

  24. Jane
    March 28, 2020 / 7:28 am

    Love pink and green together, I would wear the outfit if the leg of the cargo pants are cropped trouser shaped. It’s had to tell if the leg is pegged or drawn in from the styling. A straw or bamboo bag and flat form sand led and I would be happy. The jacket isn’t my favourite colour wash but if I was chilly it would look fine. 😉

  25. Jen
    March 28, 2020 / 7:17 am

    I love olive, pink and denim and wear the combination often, but can’t wear cargo pants (it’s the leg pocket that undoes me!) Xx

  26. Carol
    March 28, 2020 / 7:00 am

    Love cargo pants and the olive color is versatile for styling. Like someone else commented I’ve never been a jean jacket person and I would personally go for more of a safari/field jacket look. I don’t like carrying a large or heavy bag so therefore am all in favor of the carrying pockets of cargoes. As styled tho’, the outfit looks like the last clean clothes in the closet before washday—not a cohesive carefully chosen look.

    • Jennifer
      March 28, 2020 / 8:58 pm

      LOL, that’s an interesting observation…says this woman wearing mismatched socks while the laundry runs.

  27. Lynda
    March 28, 2020 / 6:59 am

    As it is shown, the look of this outfit is jarring to me. None of the pieces coordinate with each other. At my age (70+) I would not wear a cargo pant, and these appear to be pegged at the bottom. The blouse would look nice on my granddaughter, but too young looking for me. The jean jacket is nice, but it’s just paired with the wrong outfit; straight leg white pants with a tee would work for me.

  28. RoseAG
    March 28, 2020 / 6:46 am

    I like the outfit, and own a jean jacket/olive cargo pants – straight legs not gathered. I wouldn’t wear that pink shirt though. The color and fabric aren’t what I’d pick. I’d go with a natural fabric and look for a deeper but faded color. Since I’m short and stout I’d be going with a lower contrast top.

  29. MP
    March 28, 2020 / 6:41 am

    I like the jean jacket. The top is to blah for me, the color is not good and I don’t wear floral as shown. I would replace it with a navy or white v neck t shirt. I like the pants. Sometimes cargo pants are too bulky. I would wear these if they were hemmed at the bottom. I don’t like the elastic hem at all.

  30. jmp
    March 28, 2020 / 6:39 am

    Yep, this one works for me. The only thing I’d change is the pink blouse because it’s not a good color for me. I like the style, just not that color. I’d probably wear one in basic white. (Boring, I know!)

  31. Deb
    March 28, 2020 / 6:32 am

    Like the outfit but would swap out the blue jean jacket for my white jean jacket for summer. Also front tuck shirt.

    • Jennifer
      March 28, 2020 / 8:59 pm

      Thanks for sharing your styling ideas, Deb

  32. Bea
    March 28, 2020 / 6:30 am

    These pieces do not seem to go together. I am not fond of the color or the cut of the pants. The blouse is too sweet. The only piece I can see myself wearing is the jacket.

    By the way, did you receive that dress you ordered from Talbots? I was wondering how you liked it.

  33. Catherine
    March 28, 2020 / 6:25 am

    I own and wear almost this exact outfit. I love it. I do a front tuck with the top. I think my top is a wee bit shorter. I have very muscular legs and worried about this style but it works great. My advice would be to buy fitted but not tight, the elusive unicorn but when you find them it is great.

  34. Diane B
    March 28, 2020 / 6:22 am

    Unfortunately this outfit is a no for me. I am certainly in the minority saying that I don’t wear jean jackets of any sort. Never have liked the restrictive feel and like a more feminine feel. Perhaps an anorak in a pretty colour and the pants longer would work for me. The blouse is something I might wear tucked in with a larger necklace just below the V.

  35. Rose
    March 28, 2020 / 6:16 am

    I love this outfit. I have a great jean jacket and have been looking for pants that color. Love the color of the blouse as long as it’s not too long on me. Also like the necklace. Hope we can be out shopping soon!

  36. Linda GR
    March 28, 2020 / 6:01 am

    I like the top and the necklace. I already have a denim jacket, so putting the two together works for me. I like the color of the pants, but the elastic at the cuff is a big no no for me. I’d have to look for a straight leg in a similar style.

  37. Ann
    March 28, 2020 / 5:59 am

    I love this outfit and I’m 67! If I wore it I would have to either tuck in the top and blouse it out a little or leave it out entirely. I own a similar jean jacket and I own the olive cargo pants but I usually wear a tee with this combo. I would roll up the sleeves of the jacket a bit.

  38. Ann Martin
    March 28, 2020 / 5:51 am

    These pieces would be comfortable to wear, but they’re not the polished look I’m going for when I go out (oh I miss going out). The pink is a nice shade for a Summer… the sweet print is twee though, and wearing faded denim makes me feel even more faded than I already am. I like the neckline on the top and the necklace is okay, but I’m thinking just earrings/no necklace would be a less crowded look.

  39. Linda
    March 28, 2020 / 5:45 am

    Jean jacket – yes. olive pants – yes but not cargo style (bulky pockets on the thighs). Ditzy print on pink top – no.

  40. Joanna
    March 28, 2020 / 5:44 am

    I would not wear it. I like the top though. “Washed out” denim does not appeal to me nor does the color of the bottoms. Just not for me personally.

  41. Donna Nance
    March 28, 2020 / 5:37 am

    Being a woman of a certain age (ahem), I would this outfit, just because I could. ha! The way the top is poofed out does make it look like a maternity top. Oy vey… When I am an old woman, I shall purple…

  42. Lisa C.
    March 28, 2020 / 5:21 am

    My first thought was that it was a maternity outfit. No, I would not wear this outfit but I like the jacket…versatile and youthful. The pants are not for me. Not my style since I’m a classic dresser and I feel they’d make me look like an older woman who can’t accept her age and she wants to look like a sister to her daughters! Some women can carry this off though and what fun would it be if we all wore the same outfit?

  43. Sue
    March 28, 2020 / 5:19 am

    Oh yes! This looks like it came from my closet!!!

  44. Wendy Dunbar
    March 28, 2020 / 5:09 am

    Yes, I would wear this outfit, all three pieces. I had very similar pants last year which got accidentally left in a dryer on vacation! The blush pink top is flattering to my skin tone, and would easily be dressed up by wearing a cardigan in a similar or complimentary color. Also like the neckline. And I’ve had my jean jacket for 20 years!

  45. Linda Gaertner
    March 28, 2020 / 5:08 am

    I love the pants n the jacket and would wear them together. I like pink n green but not on me. The green is a good color for me but the pink is not.
    Still like it when you try on the cloths. Gives you a whole different view when you see the outfit on an actual body!

  46. Michele
    March 28, 2020 / 5:02 am

    This outfit appeals to me. I love olive pants worn with a pink/blush top and denim jacket. As long as I found all three of these pieces to fit my body, I would definitely wear this. Joggers are a nice change from jeans, but dressier than sweats or active wear. I would probably look for a solid pink v-neck tee or sweater instead of the shell that is shown. Denim jackets are so very versatile so it adds the finishing touch to the outfit. I live in sneakers, so I would wear with a pair of those…maybe in snake print or leopard for added interest. Espadrilles would also work for summer. The trend with the younger generation of women seems to buy and wear clothing in sizes too big which results in a very sloppy look. I like my clothes to fit…not skin tight, just fitted to look neat and put together.

  47. Lori
    March 28, 2020 / 5:01 am

    I would definitely wear the jacket. The blouse is one of my worst colors so that would be a no for me. If I was thin, I might try the pants, but I’m not, so I would have to pass on them, too.

  48. - Vicki Mikola Dack
    March 28, 2020 / 4:59 am

    Oh, Heck; No. Way too many different colours – blue, pink, & green. Would ‘tie’ it together in one same shade. Solid – jacket, print top, & solid bottom.

  49. Lynn Vaughn
    March 28, 2020 / 4:53 am

    One of my first thoughts was this is a maternity outfit. No I wouldn’t wear it. I like the jean jacket, though. 🙂

  50. Susan McClelland
    March 28, 2020 / 4:49 am

    I wouldn’t wear this outfit. Although I wear lots of pink, the blouse isn’t a flattering shade on me and the pattern’s a little fussy for my taste. I don’t wear cargo pants – personal preference more than anything else.

  51. Stacey
    March 28, 2020 / 4:49 am

    Yes! In fact, I have a pair of very similar pants, a similar blouse and a jean jacket! I’ve been inspired!!!!

  52. Paulette Levy
    March 28, 2020 / 4:35 am

    Yes, this outfit does speak to teens, not to women of a certain age…
    Although I love my own jean jackets, this pinkish top looks a bit unkempt as displayed here. I’d definitely wear a more structured top under any jean jacket.
    The cargo pants might be okay if worn with a simple tee or shirt. I picture white or off-white…..
    All in all this is not me!

  53. Karen
    March 28, 2020 / 4:29 am

    I wear cargo pants, so yes, I’d wear these. I’d try the whole outfit on, but I don’t like the pieces altogether. I would wear a black tee instead of the one shown. I might wear a cropped sweater with the cargos as an alternative look.

  54. Theresa
    March 28, 2020 / 4:25 am

    I wouldn’t wear the pants…pockets on the legs and cropped length call attention to my least favorite body part….heavy legs and ankles that sometime swell!

    I would definitely wear the jacket , and I like the style of the top….never have been a fan of pink but maybe it would work under the jacket….

    • Susan
      March 28, 2020 / 7:34 am

      I think this is very cute! I’d wear it but have trouble finding cargo pants long enough.

      • Renee
        March 28, 2020 / 9:49 am

        I am with you Susan , finding jeans or chinos long enough is a problem , that is one reason why I like cropped styles, this outfit is cute

  55. Cindy
    March 28, 2020 / 4:22 am

    I generally don’t wear cargo pants because of the pockets on the sides of the legs. I don’t need my thighs looking any more bulky than they already are!

    • Jennifer
      March 28, 2020 / 7:07 pm

      That’s a great observation about the cargo pants

  56. Linda
    March 28, 2020 / 4:22 am

    This looks like a great outfit for a very slim teenager! If I was wearing it, it would need that blouse changed right away! I would wear a white or dark blue short sleeved T with that jacket and pants.

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