The course of High Fashion never did run smooth. Before the names Chanel and Calvin Klein were household names in the industry, they had a lot of work to do. When it comes down to it, it’s important to keep in mind that style should always embody an element that would make you go “Wow!”. Before you can slay with sexy backless gowns or itty-bitty rompers, you’ll have to cover the basics. That’s where cropped pants come in. Mastering how to wear cropped pants doesn’t need rocket science! All you need is a pair of cropped pants in your measurements, a pair of killer shoes, a sexy and sophisticated top, and you’re good to go! Here are 8 tips that will help you on your quest to be able to pull off the cropped pants look:
1. Black and White never looked so good. Go classic? Always!
Take a cue from Teen Queen Kendall Jenner, channeling Grace Kelly by sporting white flared cropped pants fresh off the Chanel runway. Sure, we can’t all be the genetically gifted products of the Kardashian-Jenner gene pool, but we can sure as hell dress like them. The wide- pant look has taken Hollywood by storm, and the best way to work them? Ankle boots! Sexy, chunky, stylish boots that’s another star in their own right alongside your pants. Achieving Vogue has never been easier, and here are a few key tips you’ll need in order to slay in the cropped pants game:
2. Hem, Hem, Hem!
It’s all about looking leggier than you really are, and accentuating your legs by nipping out a couple inches. Hemming and shape is important, and the key to sporting great fashion and style is always a kickin’ silhouette. Cropped pants in classic dark colors such as black or a navy color are always a safe staple in the industry, and rocking them with an over sized men’s shirt or sweater, along with a pair of sexy heels in a solid color alongside your cropped pants is the perfect combo of sexy, effortless chic.
3. It’s all about the shoes!
Your shoe game is everything! All that skin that stretches just above the ankle to you feet is sacred ground. Sexy, strappy heels add height to your frame and give you a leg up (pun intended) in elongating your silhouette. Heels complement everything from fitted sweaters, tunics, and most especially plain white t-shirts (as seen above). The play of minimalist chic-meets-laid-back-chill is the perfect kind of sexy. Masculine and feminine flavors go great together. Put your hair up in a bun or have it falling down in waves, add a couple of accents and a cute clutch- you’re out the door and ready to go!
4. Cropped top + Cropped pants = match made in style heaven!
A sexy cropped top paired off with corded cropped pants that’s cinched at the waist, billowy, and then tight just around the ankles? Golden. To achieve this look, have either the top front and center, and the pants in a muted color and vice-versa. A solid color works wonders as well. Pair it off with your go-to heels, and you’re all set!
5. Pattern Party
Play it up with fresh colors and patterns. Take a break from all the black and white and beige; and try fun patterns such as checkered, stripped, and floral! Pairing them with a nice plain top and a cool-toned jacket gets you an A+
6. Suit Up
Pay attention to your proportions. Volume in the rights places, and not all over the place, is key. Dressing up your casual style with a nice fitted blazer or jacket can take you from brunch out with the ladies, to sophisticated, casual corporate chic. Don’t be afraid to mix textures. Denim is versatile and can do you no wrong if you want to take a break from slacks and pencil skirts.
7. Sandals and Oxfords make it work, too!
Pair them off with a long-sleeved blouse or peasant shirt – you’ll win either way! You can even tuck your top in and finish it off with a belt, if you’re going for a preppy look. Espadrilles and a cute pair of flats would go well with this number as well. Keeping your pants cropped or tucked in is key. Keep that ankle area cinched!
8. Embrace Vibrancy!
A pop of color is always refreshing! Be bold in bright colors, don’t shy away from the light corals and dark crimsons. Pairing them off is easy: classic cuts like halters and tunics in basic colors will go well with loud-colored bottoms and a pair of equally fashionable shoes.
Here’s our main girl Vanessa incorporating both the sexy cropped top and patterned cropped jeans. Outfit on fleek!
Another favorite look is the ripped jeans craze, and it’s definitely back and staying awhile! Edgy and chic, need we say more?
Keep these tips in mind and you’re runway-ready in 15 minutes or less!