Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Trend: Cropped Jackets and Trousers
The last trend that I will be reporting on this year for this Spring and Summer are cropped jackets and pants. Cropped-length jackets were featured prominently on the SS2013 runways (see above: Chanel; Burberry Prorsum; Donna Karan; Roland Mouret) and are a cute and easy way to update your wardrobe. This trend is pretty versatile as it can be worn both to work and on the weekend. If you are liking this trend and want to give it a try, below are some cropped jackets and blazers for you to consider: Current/Elliott "The Snap" crop denim jacket for $228 on www.nordstrom.com; "Myra" cropped jacket for $298 on www.anthropologie.com; Alice + Olivia boxy tweed jacket for $440 on www.nordstrom.com; Rebecca Minkoff "Delancy" jacket for $448 on www.piperlime.com; Cropped moto jacket for $88 on www.nastygal.com; Gypsy Junkies denim jacket for $70 on www.lulus.com; Haute Hippie silk cropped blazer for $465 on www.neimanmarcus.com; TAHARI cropped collarless blazer for $129 on www.lordandtaylor.com; Warehouse crop blazer for $93.25 on www.asos.com; Hinge crop jacket for $118 on www.nordstrom.com.
The cropped trend is not just limited to blazers this season. Cropped pants are also going to be a big trend this Spring and Summer. (Below: Alexander McQueen; Chloe; Peter Som; Calvin Klein Collection).
Cropped-length pants can be tricky to pull off if you are petite. I think the trick is to steer clear of true capri-length pants and, instead, look for ankle-length cropped pants. If you are looking to update your wardrobe this season with a pair of cropped pants, below are some options to consider: "In the Line-Light" pleated pants for $49 on www.lulus.com; "Cafe" capri for $128 on www.jcrew.com; Kate Spade New York "Broome Street" capri for $198 on www.piperlime.com; Tinley Road racing stripe pant for $69 on www.piperlime.com; "Monet, Monet, Monet" cropped pants for $44 on www.lulus.com; Halogen "Taylor" crop pants for $69 on www.nordstrom.com; Hampton fit dot crop pants for $89.50 on www.bananarepublic.com; Brocade "Charlie" trousers for $118 on www.anthropologie.com; Kate Spade New York "Davis" capri pants for $248 on www.nordstrom.com; Calvin Klein slant pocket pant for $69.50 on www.piperlime.com.