How to Wear Cropped Wide Leg Pants

If you are looking to make a wider-leg fashion statement, whether it’s cropped jeans or a pair of wide-leg pants this post is for you. Today, I’m sharing ways to style the wider leg as well as tips to create an illusion of longer and slimming leggings. As cropped wide-leg pants are becoming more trendy, these are great options if you are looking for a pant that is less constricting compared to skinny jeans. A pair of wide-legged cropped pants can be worn in any season and styled in many ways.

How to Wear Cropped Wide-Leg Pants

Wide-leg cropped pants can come in many fabric materials and fits. Today, I’m sharing not only outfit ideas but also some great tips to take along with you for outfit inspiration. Here is a post on how to wear linen pants if you’re looking for more style inspo!

Outfit Ideas: Ways to Wear Cropped Wide-Leg Pants

Wide Leg Jumpsuit

If you are having trouble finding wider-leg pants that work for your body type. A wide-leg jumpsuit is a great option to show off that mid-calf. You do not have to worry about tucking in tops or the perfect high-waisted look because it’s all in one! This is a knitted fabric and not only as comfortable as it is chic. You can add a cropped moto jacket over this look for a date night option as well. Here I added a sleek black heel to complete the look that will take you to your 6 p.m. after-work dinner.

how to wear cropped wide leg pants

White Wide Leg Pants

When transitioning into fall these white wide-leg pants are the perfect option styled with a lightweight sweater. You can easily layer a denim jacket and a fitted tee to make this look a little more casual. I paired a mini heel to complete this look and create the illusion of longer legs. I am loved mini heels lately because they definitely can elevate a casual look but keep you comfy throughout your day.

how to wear cropped wide leg pants

Cropped Wide Leg Linen Pants

Linen is a great choice for a wider leg. Here I styled with a linen button-up and rolled up the sleeves to create a more at-ease summer work look. Linen pants not only give you a summer vibe but also have the addition of breathability with linen. These pants will keep you looking professional and cool throughout your work day. Adding a strappy block heel to tie the black scheme together completed the look. And if you are looking for a great under $15 cat eye, these sunglasses are my favorite. Also, in my Amazon Shop.

how to wear cropped wide leg pants

 Wide Leg Trousers

This look is the perfect summer work look from Ann Taylor. This linen wide-leg cropped pants are easily styled with tucked-in tops or a fitted tee for a summer statement. I kept the shoe in the same color range as my outfit to elongate my legs. Another styling tip IF you wanted a splash of color is to add an accessory in a fun color. Here I added a pop of color in my hoop earrings, it is subtle but pops enough to add something to the outfit.

cropped wide leg pants outfit ideas

Wide Leg Cropped Jeans

All of these outfit ideas above can easily be switched out for high-waisted cropped jeans especially if you are tired of wearing your skinny jeans. I’m loving this edgy yet classy outfit here above, cropped jeans and a heel combo are great if you’re trying to make your legs appear longer and slimmer. If you need more wide-leg jean inspo check out my post on 5 Ways to Wear Wide-Leg Jeans! Below you’ll find some of my favorite pair of wide-leg denim.

Styling Tips for a Crop Wide Leg Pant

Look, when styling wide-leg cropped pants… proportion is key.

And, as we know, some trends can be more challenging for all body types. So, if and when you follow the tips below, remember not to overdo it. This isn’t just for wide-leg cropped pants either, these tips could be useful with many outfit ideas!

Pick a Slimming Top

A roomy top over a roomy bottom can make you look heavy and frumpy. When it comes to the right top to wear, just like any wider leg silhouette, you want to balance it with a more fitted top. A bodysuit is a perfect option to keep your high-waisted pant and tuck it in if it’s too blousy. For work, rolling or pushing up the sleeves will look especially stylish.

Add A Cropped Jacket

If you are more modest with your fitted top or fitted tee, adding a layer such as a Moto jacket or denim jacket will balance out when wearing wide-leg pants and will complete the look. When adding a Moto jacket or cardigan to your cropped jeans or wide-leg pants, you want to make sure it hits you at your hip or higher. For instance, a longer cardigan or jacket will not be flattering and look messy. But a sleek Moto jacket or cropped blazer will look more put tougher and slimming. Not only does a jacket give your instate authority for the office or date night, but it balances out your hips by making your shoulders look a bit wider and creates a modern uniform. Here are a few classic crop jackets I’m loving.

Stick to Neutrals

Refined neutrals make everything more elegant! Another great tip when wearing a wide-leg or cropped jeans stick to the neutrals and keep it classic on this trend! As with many other fashion rules, darker colors such as black, blue, taupe, and gray are more slimming than your typical stark white wide pants and cropped jeans. If you like a pop of color. A great tip is to add some brighter bangles, a statement earring, or even a necklace not in your wide-legging cropped pants.

Wear Heels

If you are wondering what shoes to wear with crop wide-leg pants, heels are the way to go. As much as we love our flats, unless you have the model build it will not be a flattering choice with a wider leg. A bit of height does wonders to elevate a look and make you appear taller and slimmer. Personally, I love a block heel, they add height and are easy to walk in for work or date night. Some other options are a wedge or stacked high heels!

For a more elegant, upscale look try a pump with an ankle strap as it will make your ankle bone look more slimming to even out the wider leg. Plus when it hits 6 p.m. you are ready for cocktail hour. Another option for fall is to style with a great bootie that hits the ankle.

Extra Tip

One more great tip, when choosing a shoe color, a shoe that is the same color as your cropped pants will elongate your look. A shoe in a contrasting color will make your legs look shorter, and we don’t want that since the wide-legged cropped pants already shorten the legs a bit.

Step up your style with our expert tips on wearing cropped wide-leg pants.

That’s a wrap on how to wear cropped-leg jeans and wide-leg cropped pants. As always, I hope my outfit ideas and tips are helpful to you as I love to be a resource for you!

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