Sylvia, from 40+ Style, nailed it! I agree with her almost to the letter. I agree with her thought that, generally, cropped pants look best with a heel or wedge (unless you're going for the Audrey Hepburn look, and even then it helps to actually be Audrey Hepburn). And they should follow the line of your leg, so not too tapered, not too wide...it's a hard balance. Good crops are trendy and hip, so who makes them? J. Crew? Yes. Vince? Yes. Coldwater Creek? Probably not.
|A "Yes" from Anthropologie|
3. There will be times that you try on a pair of cropped pants that seem to follow all of these "rules," but they still just don't look right for some reason. It is life.
4. Finally, I don't want to be the cause of your heat stroke or general discomfort. This is just my opinion, and your opinion may be different. Wear what you love. But, remember that my opinion is right. Just kidding. Maybe.
Now, go take a look at Sylvia's advice.