July 31, 2013

How To Look Good In Cropped Pants

When it comes to cropped pants, for me, it's all about the silhouette.You have to find the right balance, your shoe choice is also very important.But how to wear trousers cut above the ankle and how much ankle is chic, is not always obvious.
Here are a few tips that I use as a guide and they work!

When wearing skinny cropped pants . . .

1. The leg needs to be short: I am five foot four and I get all my inseams hemmed to 24 inches so there is a good amount of skin showing. I am convinced this makes me look taller.

2.  The leg opening should be as narrow as possible. Have them taken in if necessary.

3. On the subject of tops and shoes, a good heel, like my beige Bershka heels which I have had for year (I refuse to let them go) works with an oversize men’s shirt. I like the contrast of feminine with masculine. 

4. With a simple T-shirt, you can wear a statement flat sandal that has a bit of flash.

When wearing wide-leg cropped pants . . .

1.It is all about playing with the notion of clothes that are oversize and still sexy.There are so many great flats and booties out there right now that make it easy to create a really feminine look with a looser trouser or jean.

2. Even more than with skinnies, the inseam has to be short enough to make them looked cropped—not just poorly hemmed. Above the ankle is my hard and fast rule.

3. For fall, I can’t wait to wear them with a fitted sweater to make the look a bit more sexy.

4. Wide-leg pants are also great with a mid heel like Roger Vivier.

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