chic style in a sensible manner

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Crop

One of this year's most flattering trends, the cropped pant or jean looks chic for almost any occasion.  It's a becoming way to show just the right amount of leg.  Showing the ankle lends a touch of femininity to casual and formal looks.

Do not be afraid of this look.  It can be achieved in so many different ways: roll or fold up your jeans or jeggings (so 80s- I love it!), capris in color or black.  This is a great opportunity to go shopping in your closet and wear something you already have in a new way.  Crops can help transition a look you have been wearing this Winter for Spring. 

J. Crew 'Minnie' $79.50

My absolute favorite pair of black "magic" pants (because they make everything look better) is a pair of J. Crew Minnie pants in black twill.  If you know me, you have seen me in these one thousand times!  I wish I had them in every color.  They have a wide, slimming waistband, side zip, stretch, and darts behind the knee so they sit just so.  Minnies are perect for cocktails with heels, meetings, and the playground with flats or chucks.  It's a lot of bang for your buck!  The fit is slim so if you want more coverage go with a long, flowy top, boyfriend sweater, or blazer.

The Look For Less:
I just found these last week at my second home, Target.  Surprise!  They are sure to become a Spring and Summer staple in any wardrobe.
Target, Mossimo 'Skinny Crop,' $24.99

The colors available are Rinse Wash (dark denim) and White as shown. These babies have a serious amount of stretch, so they are not just for supermodels.   Another lovely feature is the midrise: they fall below your belly-button but are not so low as to leave you exposed when you sit or bend. 

1 comment:

  1. How do you find clothes that fit at Target? I can't wear anything from there--it is too big or doesn't fit right. Maybe you shop in the juniors?