Hey everyone! You may have been noticing that cropped, wider-legged pants are starting to come into style. On a couple of blogs there has been mixed responses. They shorten the leg, kind of like capris, and they are wide so they add volume. Despite all that, I decided to give them a try. I have to say, I like them! Even though my two teen daughters have clearly relayed they don’t like them, to me, they seem a bit of a throw-back to the 1950’s and they feel somewhat glamorous!
Pants from J Jill here and on sale!
As an apple-shape, I’m wider up top and these pants balance that out. They also fit slim in the hip, which is my shape, so they fit me very well. For styling them I’m just treating them like a skirt. I think it looks best with a bit of heel and a shoe that has an open top (or vamp) that adds length. I’ve seen pictures of women wearing tennis shoes or flats with them and I don’t think that is the best look for these pants.
After my last post on shopping smart, this sweater is one of those items that disregarded all that advice. I bought it on a whim in another state at a little boutique. It didn’t go with anything I owned, but I liked the open collar and it was something I hadn’t seen before. It gave me room in the torso and covered my bust without clinging. It has the fun textured stripes and the drapey hem which is something I don’t see often. It has a short boxy style and it is very different from any other sweater I already owned. But, like a lot of bad shopping purchases, it did come home and sit in my closet for over a year without being worn. However, when I bought these pants I just knew this sweater would work. Since the pants fit me well in the hips and behind, I didn’t mind a shorter top and since the sweater is boxy it would go well with the wide pants. The big open collar balances out the boxy shape and along with the buttons, breaks up the canvas that is my bust and torso and creates a slimming vertical line.
I did try several necklaces with this collar and it just seemed too busy around the neckline, so I ditched them. I think the neckline is interesting enough on it’s own so I just directed the focus to bracelets and did the stacked wrist look with several bracelets on each wrist.
So, it’s interesting listening to others complain about the look that actually works for my shape. I’m not sure how long it will be in style, so I don’t know if I’ll be purchasing any other pairs but if I do I will let you know! Anyone else try this trend yet?
I do not have any affiliation with any of the brands or stores nor do I receive any compensation. I’m just sharing what I’ve learned.