DON’T Wear Slim Shirts With Loose-Fitting Cropped Pants
Whether it is figuring out which two colors go together or which textures and patterns enhance one another, maintaining balance is vital when trying to look your best. This also means one should be mindful of the balance between loose and tight-fitting clothing. Though cropped pants have made their presence felt throughout contemporary closets for over a decade now, there has been a recent spike in popularity of baggy cropped fits. Yes, it’s cool to wear baggy pants again—just a lot shorter. But don’t you dare try coupling a pair with a slim fit shirt because you will likely look like a clown. Restore balance to the fashion world by wearing an equally baggy shirt/top. Loose-fitting clothing is a difficult aesthetic to pull off, but when balance is kept in mind, you can look as fly as Billie Eilish.
DON’T Wear Bulky, Wide Shoes
Like the above, the width or size of your shoes can also weigh down the clean-cut look of cropped pants. No matter if you are wearing slim or baggy cropped pants; it is a fashion sin to wear bulky, wide sneakers. Sorry to break it to you but those Supra Skytops or DC Stags from the 2000s won’t fly anymore. Go sleek and slim. A casual pair of slips-ons, Chucks or even boots will help your cropped look reach its full potential.
DO Wear Boots
Speaking of boots, that new pair of cropped trousers can help accentuate those Chelsea boots you haven’t worn in over a year. However, try to avoid wearing a work-style boot like Timberlands—they’re too bulky and can weigh down that cropped look. Something edgier and even clean-cut like a pair Doc Martens or again—those suede Chelsea boots. Boots such as these can be pair with any cropped pants, slim or loose-fitting.
DO Consider Torso & Leg Length
Naturally, cropped pants are going to make you look taller, which is why they are great to wear for shorter-than-average individuals. However, if you are on the taller end of the spectrum—male or female—you should consider the crop height of your pants. To avoid looking like Jack Skellington, wear pants with a lower crop height. Similarly, your torso length can dictate how you look in cropped pants. They often come in high-waisted variations to allow shorter people to look taller. However, if you already have a short torso, wearing high-waisted cropped pants may not be the best idea.
Whether it is for summer or winter, slim or loose-fitting, cropped pants are a great and trendy way to upgrade your wardrobe. But if you ever spill wine on that expensive pair of blue velvet trousers, bring them over to one of our fabric cleaning specialists at Pico Cleaners and we will have them looking as fresh and stylish as when you first bought them.