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What to Wear: Wide Leg Cropped Pants

Photography by David Kim.

Photography by David Kim.

I love cropped pants. Once I worked with a stylist who told me not to wear them because they make you look short. In the spirit of the moment, I parted with some of my favorite pairs…and totally regretted it. The thing is, they look fantastic with heels and transition so easily to flats, so it’s just worth it to me to look a bit shorter sometimes!



With this outfit, I’ve paired the wide-leg cropped pants with a trapeze style top with my favorite J Crew layering top (seen here and here) underneath. The result is a combination that makes me feel powerful and yet as comfortable as if I were in my pajamas. Both the top and pants are from Theory and, as with most of the brand’s clothing, the pieces are better in person. David was able to capture some of the detailing of the top (you are amazing always, David!) but what you can’t tell in photographs is that the texture and weight of the material is really wonderful. Particularly with a structured bag like this great one from Kate Spade to anchor the look, it’s one I’ll wear to meetings in the City all summer.


What do you think about cropped pants? Are they part of your wardrobe?


Top 1 (swingy) by Theory, top 2 (under) by J Crew, Theory pants, Kate Spade bag, bracelet and earrings.

Photography by David Kim.