5 Creative Ways to Style Cropped Pants

Cropped pants are a trendy and comfortable alternative to your typical pants as the lengths can be cropped to the ankle, or raised a few inches shorter than that. Styling your cropped pants will depend on their silhouettes that can be tailored, fluid, wide-leg, or baggy for where hem widths may tapered, straight, or flared. Whichever cropped pants style you want, keep on reading for our 5 creative ways of styling them.

  1. Cropped pants in straight-leg or skinny fit look perfect when worn with classic ensembles in matching colors.

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Cropped pants in straight-leg or skinny style can be a perfect alternative for your regular-length pants you typically wearing to the office. Since they have a classier and timeless look, they’ll look perfectly elegant when worn with matching shades like neutrals for a corporate look, or unexpected color combination for a trendy chic look. Just polish your looks with sleek outerwear whether it’s a blazer, vest, coat, or cape as well as chic footwear like a pair of classic pumps or heeled sandals.

  1. Cropped pants in flared styles look perfectly proportioned with fitted and trendy tops.

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The fashion rule of pairing the voluminous with the fitted always makes a polished and balanced look. When wearing a slightly flared cropped pants for where the fit is sleek on the leg and kicks out at the hem, opt for something fitted like a knitted top or wrap blouse that add some structure to your overall looks. Cropped flared jeans in high-rise style can be worn with a cropped top or tucked top that accentuate your ships to the bottom.

  1. Statement-making cropped pants in interesting color and creative prints look better with simple and muted tops.

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To make your colored jeans or printed pants standout, pair them with solid colored or plain tops. Print mixing can be trendy, but wearing plain with prints is always a safe bet to looking polished, smart, and chic. Just show off your fashionable stilettos, chunky boots, classic pumps, or ankle strap sandals that can be perfect as cropped style of pants make your footwear look more fashionable and eye-catching.

  1. When wearing cropped leather pants, pair them with softer fabric on your tops to create a great contrast.

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Even you’re not into monochromatic dressing, contrasting textures of your fabrics create depth and dimension that look pleasing to the eyes. So when wearing a pair of leather trousers, you may want to add some texture by topping your looks with a fur coat, cashmere sweater, wool coat and other softer fabrics. Stiffer fabrics like tweed and other embellishments like studs and spikes can rub against your leather that’s a thing you don’t want to go for. So, sticking to softer fabrics is the safe bet.

  1. If you don’t have a pair of cropped pants, cuff or roll them manually to create that trendy cropped style.

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You don’t have to splurge on a new pair of trendy pants as you may creatively cuff or roll the hemlines of your regular length pants. Just keep in mind that creating a bulky cuff may shorten your frame so be sure to create a smooth proportion. Cropped pants visually lengthen the leg line from the calves and from the hips up, while wearing them with heeled and flat ankle strap footwear closes the gap of your looks.

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