Ways to Style Cropped Pants for All Seasons
Cropped pants can be playful, trendy, or sexy. They help to show off a woman’s dainty ankles while creating the illusion of a slimmer appearance. There’s a wide variety of styles from a broad range of designers available giving you the ability to style cropped pants for every season of the year.
As a mom who is always on the go, the two things I love most about cropped pants are comfort and versatility. Whether I’m at home or out and about, a pair of cropped pants are a perfect choice. For casual wear, denim cropped pants are my go-to-choice. They are available in a variety of styles and cuts, ideal for lounging around at home or wearing around town. But cropped pants can be worn for more dressy occasions too. For a nighttime event, I choose satin or silk dark-colored cropped pants to give an elegant and sophisticated effect.
Wear cropped pants that end between your calf and ankle. That’s because it is the most attractive part of any lady’s lower leg. So, it’s good to draw attention to it. Avoid cropped pants that end mid-calf, as that’s the thickest part of our legs, and it’s the least flattering part of a leg’s profile.
Cropped pants aren’t only suitable for the spring and summer seasons, as you may think. As long as you style cropped pants right, they can be worn throughout the year. Check out the following ways to style your cropped pants in spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Spring and Summer
Seeing as cropped pants graze your calves, they are the perfect airy clothing to wear in the warmer weather seasons of spring and summer. Choose light-colored pants, such as white or pastel tones, to match the sunny seasons. White is especially a good choice because it means you can pair any other colored-item with your cropped pants. Light colors also mean you can avoid frying in the heat of summer. Lilacs, pinks, and yellows are also good choices of color.
When buying women’s cropped pants for the spring and summer, opt for lightweight fabrics, so that your legs can breathe. Cotton or linen cropped pants are perfect. You could go with a wide-leg pant, as well. Wide-leg cropped pants increase the airflow to your legs to ensure you remain cool during the heat of the summer months.
To look chic and fresh in the spring and summer, you could style cropped pants with a white semi-sheer top. A crop top paired with high-waisted cropped pants works well too. Add a pair of black leather peep-toe ankle boots to your outfit, and you will be perfectly styled for the season. Sandals, strappy heels and cuffed styles of shoes with block heels also work well with cropped pants in the spring and summer.
If it’s spring and there’s still a cool wind in the air, add a classy black blazer to complete the outfit. You need to consider your hem and shape as well. You’ll want your silhouette to be ladylike, so try accentuating your legs by nipping out an inch or two. Complete your look with accessories. Bright-colored jewelry goes well with neutral and pastel colors; it’s also a way to reflect the sunniness of the spring and summer months.
Fall and Winter
When the weather gets colder, you may be ready to shelve your cropped pants until spring comes around again. But you can rock your cropped pants no matter what the time of year is. You just need to be a little cleverer with your styling techniques. Wearing cropped pants in fall and winter is largely about layering wisely. You also need to choose cropped pants made out of fabrics that will keep you warm. So, choose materials like wool, leather or denim. And choose dark colors like navy blue to suit the cold of the winter season and faun-like colors for the fall.
If it is the fall and the temperatures are not yet freezing, you can still show a little ankle. Making sure there’s a small space between your boots and the end of your pants to allow a bit of your ankle to peep out can make your legs look extra-long. You could also wear a pair of nude tights underneath your pants to make sure you are not too cold. On top, keep warm by covering up with a few layers, such as a turtleneck, a cardigan, and a cargo jacket. And wear booties to keep your feet warm.
A stylish look for the fall is a pair of denim cropped pants with a turtleneck top. To balance your hips, consider creating volume on your top half by wearing a turtleneck or boatneck with horizontal stripes. But adding a slouchy sweater will ruin the effect, which is why this look isn’t suitable for the colder winter months. Complete your fall look with a pair of flat shoes or closed-toe pumps.
When the weather gets really cold in the winter months, you will want to hide the fact you’re wearing cropped pants by sliding into a pair of tall boots, which will stop your figure from looking too top-heavy. You will still look stylish, but you will be toasty-warm as well. Add plenty of layers like a boyfriend blazer or sweater coat to keep out the cold.
No matter what time of year it is, you can rock cropped pants!
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