While some trends take plenty of courage to try, others are perfect for those who want something smart, subtle and sophisticated, which is why we love the current trend making the rounds: cropped pants. Yes, top tastemakers like Kate Moss and Jessica Hart have been spotted wearing cropped pants lately, ensuring that this trend is set to rocket into the stratosphere any minute. With that said, we suggest you get a jumpstart on the rest of the fashion pack by clicking through to today’s Trend Report and finding out all the details on how to style them and where to find them. Ready? Read on!
Who is trying this trend?
Amber Heard was one of the first stars to give this spring trend a try, stepping out in West Hollywood back in February in cropped white trousers. However, just a few weeks later, Jessica Hart donned a pair of pink leather pants for the launch of Salvatore Ferragamo’s Signorina fragrance in New York City. The following week, January Jones opted for a casual look while out and about in Los Felix, wearing black trousers, while Kate Moss wore pastel pink trousers to a restaurant in London.
How are they styling it?
The number one reason to get on board with this trend, in our minds, is that it is so versatile—you can keep it casual or you can dress it up. For instance, January opted to keep her look casual by pairing her cropped pants with a spotted A.L.C. sweater, flat shoes, and a woven fedora. Similarly, Amber chose to pair her cropped pants with a black lace tunic and metallic Oxford flats. Both these looks are perfect for a day of running errands as they are effortlessly stylish. However, if you want to dress your cropped pants up, you can look to Jessica and Kate. Both ladies paired their cropped pants with a black blouse and simple pumps, creating a look that is elegant and ultra-chic. Happily, whichever direction you head in, you can easily take cropped pants from day to night with a few small tweaks.
How can I make this look my own?
Now that you have seen a few examples of how to make this look work for you, it is time for the fun part: shopping. If you want something casual, we like Sanctuary’s Mini Flare Leg Cropped Pants in White ($88) and Vince Camuto’s Skinny Crop Pants in Black ($79). Both pairs are in neutral colors, so you can match them with just about every top you own, but we would look for something like ASOS’s Lace Panel Tunic ($38). If you want to try a pair of leather pants like Jessica did, we suggest you check out Robert Rodriguez’s Cropped Skinny Leather Pants ($179), By Malene Birger’s Alisa Cropped Leather Pants ($875) and Rachel Zoe’s Eli Skinny Crop Leather Pants ($895). All three pairs are super-stylish, so the only problem you should have is picking between them. Finally, if you love Kate’s smart look, we recommend picking up a pair of Zara’s Pleated Trousers ($50). When paired with Equipment’s Brett Vintage Washed Blouse ($198) and Elizabeth and James’s Selby Pointy Toe Suede Pumps ($325), you just can’t go wrong.
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