So you’ve mastered the skill of wearing a crop top last year when the trend was everywhere last spring/summer season. When you live in a place where the climate is cooler and sporting just the crop top without a jacket would mean suicide, you need a crop top’s partner in crime – the crop jacket.
Crop jackets were favored by street style bloggers and fashionistas this past fashion week season. They came in structured shapes or in funky, color furs. The benefit of wearing a crop jacket with your crop top? You immediately look a lot taller since your waistline moves up visually by about 5 inches – giving off the perception of daddy long legs (no girl would dislike that!)
So what are some options for you to sport this look? Here are a few example from Pinterest on The Fashion Spread.
The first one is a structured, boxy crop jacket paired with high waist pants. When you pair crop tops with high waist bottoms you immediately create the perception of much, MUCH, longer legs.
A white structured crop jacket paired with high waist pants = crazy long legs.
The second example is of a crop fur jacket in emerald green. We love the color and how she paired the look with a basic black turtleneck. This creates the perception of a longer neck and longer legs – a head-to-toe leaner silhouette. We would add a statement necklace to the look for more style oomph!
We love this emerald jewel green crop fur jacket.
Socks with heels. It’s a thing – and we love it.
Another cute accessory that you can mix and match with all of your heels and add some spice to your outfit! So how DO you wear socks with heels?
Start with solid color pairings because adding patterns and print is next level because then you need to put more thought into how the prints work with your entire outfit. Solid colors are relatively easier, and we suggest color pairings like in our featured image from whowhatwear.com – with a pair of bright white wedge heels and burgundy socks. The rest of the outfit is laid-back, casual chic and the socks add color to the bottom half of the outfit, balancing out the look.
Add Some Color
Feel a little daring and want to try bright socks? We love this funky look as seen at the recent fashion week. When wearing bright red socks, make sure the rest of the outfit is just as fashion forward. This fashionista clearly did a great job pairing her red socks with pointed heels, a tartan flared skirt, print tee and navy military outer.
Hilary Tsui pulling off red socks with heels at FW 2015 Fashion Week.
Pattern and Color Mix and Match
Top notch fashionistas can tackle mixing pattern and color. Polka dots or small print on darker shades are easier to mix with color heels as in the picture below – we love the retro vibe and the mustard yellow heels!
Mixing patterned socks and bright heels (Credit: dustjacketattic.blogspot.com.es)
Black white graphic paint splatter print.
Grainy print/textures head-to-toe.
What we love most about the McQ Alexander McQueen pre-fall 2015 collection is the full outfit prints.
Go big or go home – dare to wear one print head to toe for show-stopping impact. This pre-fall 2015 collection from McQ Alexander McQueen works structured tailoring and chic marble print, paint splatter and grainy textures into the looks.
The colour palette is consistent with popular shades for the fall/winter season – cobalt blue, black and white. These skirt suits will help style UP your work outfit – make room for the new fashionista at work!
One of the most coveted items for the fall/winter 2014 is probably the custom cozy blanket wraps from Burberry Prorsum made famous by all the models draped in them while off duty during fashion week. One of the most repined photos on Pinterest from the FW2014 fashion week season? Our wild guess would be Cara D. wearing her custom Burberry Prorsum cozy blanket wrap.
How do you wear a cozy blanket wrap so you don’t look frumpy?
We suggest wearing a slim cropped turtleneck in a neutral colour with high waisted blank skinnies and ankle boots. This way you are slimming and elongating the whole body and lengthening the torso area. The cozy blanket wrap will add volume to your upper body so you should make sure your lower body is slimmed down with the right colours and shapes.
The feature image shown in this post shows you how to wear the cozy blanket wrap – both models off duty opt for volume on top and chose pieces to present a slim lower half.