How to Style This Season’s Hottest Cropped Pants

Put a little flare in your pants.

Audra pants $630; sold at Canary boutique, 214 351-4400.

Photographer: Logan Jackson for Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Play up the silhouette with a tailored or form-fitting blouse, tucked in. Prefer to tone it down? Pop on a long blazer.
  • This look is all about proportion. Stick to options with a higher waist, which helps balance the length. 
  • Flares beginning at the knee are a little less aggressive than flares starting lower.
  • Platforms, chunky heels, and pointy-toed flats will elongate your legs. Stilettos won’t. 
  • Make sure the hem hits just above the ankle. You want these to look cropped, not awkwardly short. 
  • Keep accessories simple—this style is dramatic enough on its own. A woven saddle bag finishes things off.
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Denim x Alexander Wang pants $275; alexanderwang.com

Want to try it on the weekend?
Pair cropped denim with a menswear-inspired shirt or a slouchy knit.

Market editor: Shibon Kennedy

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