It is a new era indeed, one reliant on comfort, functionality, and a great pair of shoes. It makes sense—at a time when sportswear, cropped tops, and fresh kicks are queen, it’s only logical that sportswear would trickle its way down into our trousers.
It is a new era indeed, one reliant on comfort, functionality, and a great pair of shoes. It makes sense—at a time when sportswear, cropped tops, and fresh kicks are queen, it’s only logical that sportswear would trickle its way down into our trousers. Playful, adventurous, energetic, confident, embodying an era through our mentality and personality is just what we do, and our pants are no exception. Ladies, cue the age of the cropped pant.
Yes, as you may recall, we’ve been blessed with this style before. The 1950’s gave us gals the social acceptability to wear pants, starting with the popularity of the cigarette and capri pant. In the early 2000’s the capri made a comeback. I only know this because if this style can make its way down to middle school me in suburban North Carolina, then it’s definitely “happening.” My mom would insist on calling them pedal pushers, recalling her own days of sporting the cropped style.
What goes around comes around, but each time the trend takes on a twist. There always comes a time when we need a pant that works for us, and the cropped pant will do just that. We are unstoppable women with voices as loud as ever, families, careers, and presence. It’s no wonder Rihanna’s “Work,” the rhythmic version of our cropped pants of independence, is our new anthem.
As much as I personally love a cropped pant, I am aware that many are unfortunately skeptical of this style. From a slim and tailored crop to a wide leg or even denim flare, the options are endless, but many are afraid that this truncated version of a pant may do the same thing to their legs. This unfortunate ideology is simply untrue. There are enough cropped pants to go around for everyone in a million different cuts, shapes, styles, and attitudes. The key is to find a style that makes you feel fabulous and a length to do your legs the justice they deserve! For that, we are here to help. Observe the players in the era of the cropped pant.
The Wide Leg
What’s not to love? The cropped pant can sharpen up an otherwise casual look. To anyone who says loose fitting pants and sandals couldn’t be fresh and stylish, feast your eyes and try treating yourself!
This look is for you, skinny jean girls. You can wear a cropped pant and still get a long lean look for your legs. The tight hem above paired with slim black socks and chunky shoes lends your stems the same feel as a pair of skinny jeans and flats.
I think I may wear this every day for the rest of the year—or my life. Incorporating a flare into a chic look like this is comfortable and modern. Nothing looks more wearable than this, paired with sneakers and a cool, simple jacket. Isn’t it funny how many old school shoes have made their way into today’s trends? My dad gets a kick out of all the high tops and Stan Smith Adidas shell tops that I insist are hitting the streets of fashion!
I love this over-the-knee short that is great for any body type. The key is to play up an amazing cropped shortie with a boxy top for balance. For a clean, lengthy line, keep your outfit monochromatic and pair with a chunky, comfy heel.
Admittedly, I wouldn’t actually wear this miniature crop top with, well, anything, but I love the playfulness of this girl’s street look. The bright cerulean blue tuxedo pant is kept far from serious with a crop-top and a polishing jacket. It’s important to keep a tuxedo pant fresh with a fun top like this or a ribbed knit.
I love both the sparkly as well as the simple, clean look of these gaucho pant ensembles. This easy breezy style is comfortable and chic—on anyone.
The High Waist
For those still unsure if their proportions can look great in a cropped pant, please observe these high-waisted beauties. Wear them at your natural waist to give your bottom half more length.
And Don’t Forget… Make Them Your Own
Nothing beats this chic woman’s personal style. Don’t be afraid to give a cropped pant your own unique flair. It’s a new era, after all.
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