I have been digging cropped pants and denim for quite a while. There is one principal reason, SHOES! They more easily show off your latest must-have shoes in any season. No matter what the style or height, cropped pants showcase your summer shoe fetish. As an added bonus, they do not require any hemming. They are perfect as is. This season cropped pants, and lightweight denim comes in an array of summery colors.
Anyone Can Wear a Cropped Pant
One complaint I hear a lot is that cropped pants make your legs look shorter. They do not. Short legs make short legs look shorter. Like a midi skirt, you just have to wear the right shoes to pull off a more elongated leg. Unless you are over 5’7”, a heel is required to master wearing cropped pants successfully. Even an inch or two will make the difference between fab or flub. We are going for FABulous people! Trust me, I am on the short side, so I can empathize with a shorter leg. Like the tips and tricks that I use to wear a romper, treat cropped pants the same way to elongate your legs.
My Cropped Pant Outfit
I am currently obsessing over these high-rise cropped jeans by Hudson with the natural cut hem, which frays over time. I appreciate any pant that is a high rise, yet especially in cropped pants where you want to create a longer frame. A higher waistline helps with this illusion. Since a high rise pant typically falls at your natural waistline, this style will flatter almost all body shapes. And sincerely, your butt will thank you for these slightly-stretchy jeans that just hug and give in all the right places. I matched the white denim with a black chiffon top from Abercrombie & Fitch that I purchased at the beginning of the season and is no longer available. However, there are similar styles here, here and here. Of course, I finished the look with my favorite clear sandals that I seem to be wearing a lot lately. Find more clear options here. The slide sandals are comfortable, go with almost everything, and give my 5’ 4” short frame the little bump in height I need to be eye-to-eye with most other humans.
Cropped Pants In Summery Shades
I enjoy each season for different reasons, yet summer is my jam. This summer is an opportunity to highlight your most treasured shoes with cropped pants. I have gathered many diverse leg options (from skinny to wide) and fun colors for you to browse. If you’re on board and ready to start shopping, scroll down to shop for your next pair of cropped pants or jeans. As always, my selections go from least to luxe in each category.
Summer White Cropped Pants
Yellow & Orange Cropped Pants
Denim and Lightweight Pink & Purple Pants
Cropped Jeans and Pants in Shades of Blue
Cropped Pants in Basic Black
Countless Cropped Choices
I have highlighted some of my favorite selections for the summer. I hope you find them helpful in creating a current and functional wardrobe for the summer. I am curious as to what choices you make from the cropped options above. Or, tell me about your favorite cropped pants that you already own. I would love to hear from you! And share your photos on social and tag me. And as always, I am here to answer any questions in the comments below.
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