I don't dislike capris but I would not wear them in public, much less to work. In a way I run my own business - as a physician - but I also have to be cognizant of the norms and mores of the organizations I work with. Thus, the university would probably not mind but the unofficial dress code of the Medical School does not really include capris.
(and even in the unlikely event it did, I would not wear them to work!). The hospital has a dress code, unofficially of course but health centers tend to have a plethora of people with uniforms - all of which ID them. Older nurses especially seem to bemoan the days of yore when one could tell an RN from an aide from a medical clerk to a Physician but I don't really care about that. The unofficial code though is that clerks (lowest on the totem pole since they are still med students)wear short jackers, interns wear lab coats , Residents weaR long white coats as do Board certified Physicians with hospital privelages. Most of us ignore that now tho and I think it is for the better. There is one doctor - a senior Chief of one of the spcialties - who wears his long white coat even to Board, committee and other mtgs - but most of us wear regular clothes and I even sometimes wear scrubs with Disney characters or cats on them and no one can tell whether I am an aide, ward clerk, RN or doctor. I don't care. I do however, leave the house suitably (pun intended) attired with a biz suit for meetings and my scrubs for hospital work and teaching. I do not wear a suit every day but I have a lot of mtgs so I wear them more than some of my colleagues.
In other words, I break the rules at the hospital. I would still never wear capris to the hospital though. I believe I should show respect to the people I serve, whether they are 5 or 50 and whether they have a 6 figure salary or live on the street. If they want to see me in capris, that would be home or at the beach.
I never wear shorts or capris to shop either!! It's not that I care what anyone will think - it is just out of respect.
Now, I can see where this might be different in Fla where it is warm and I actually HAVE worn capris and shorts to shop or to Disney or out to eat. But even there, I doubt I would wear them to work, unless I worked outdoors doing yardwork or agricultural work of some kind and it was expected and helpful in the heat.
I hope this is not confusing, lol