How I Wear Cropped Denim for Summer

Since I began to wear shorts less and less, cropped pants have entered the picture more and more.  But, I am pretty particular about how I wear my cropped denim.  First of all, it must be a great fit with a slim leg line.  I just do not like (on me anyway) the look of the flared cropped pant.  I have a couple, but I rarely wear them out of the house.  This is my go-to Cropped Metro Legging from Soft Surroundings (you see them often in my slide shows) that I have worn for years and will continue to wear.  They fit great and I have never really considered them a true legging, but more so a great fit, slim pant.

This is a weekend, going out to run errands look for me.  I like to look nice and put together…and for summer, this color says Fun!  I found the sandals last weekend at Marshalls and I was super excited because they are Clarks.  Recently, I purchased my first Clark sandal in red and I have loved the comfort.  I literally looked at them that morning and thought I need to order a white pair and hours later they screamed at me from the shelf at Marshall’s…WHITE CLARK SANDALS HERE…In Your Size!!  So excited.

It is just a fact for many of us that aging takes it toll on everything…including the legs.  While they are getting better through work at the gym, I just do not see that some of the issues will change.  And I am hopelessly white!  I have skin-envy for all of you will natural dark, beautiful skin tones!  So jealous.  But, the cropped pant, if it has a great fit, works.  If it is baggy, then it becomes a frumpy fit very quickly.  I try my best to avoid that.  I want to feel confident in what I am wearing no matter how casual the moment is.

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  1. Love this look on you – very summery and colorful! I too do NOT wear shorts! (Except at home when I’m walking or working around the house in hot weather.) With spider veins and age spots (sun spots -whatever they are called) marching up and down my legs, I prefer not to wear anything shorter than capri length! One of the few things I DO like about my legs are that capri, cropped pants, etc. make them look slim and my calves slender. (We take our victories where we can find them! 🙂 And you can dress them up or down – simple tee or tunic or a tank/shell and kimono, plus jewelry and choice of flip flops or sandals – and you have a many options!

  2. This is so pretty, love the colors in the top. Like you, I will only wear crops with a very slim/skinny leg. I have tried the flared and even wide leg crops and actually liked them, but never bought a pair. Seems a little too trendy. I have crops from Soft Surroundings and also J Jill. All have slim legs. I do wear shorts, but only Bermuda length – Talbots has what they have labeled “the perfect short” and it really is. I do have sun spots, but I continue to make peace with aging, which gets easier all the time, for some reason! This is a great you’re wearing!

  3. Over the past few years my shorts have gotten longer and longer and I now wear mostly knee length shorts. Loft has great rolled Bermuda shorts that are perfect for me. I have lots of spider veins, which while I try to look at as the price I paid for being blessed with 3 babies, I don’t need to have them in full view all the time! I only wear capris to work and when the weather turns beastly hot I go for dresses! I love the look of those denim capris and will definitely be checking them out at Soft Surroundings. Has anyone found anything similar at Chicos?

  4. As crops & capris tend to chop my short legs off, making me look frumpy & dumpy, I wear skorts that hit me at the knee when going out. At home, I wear fuller legged knee length shorts. They almost resemble what we called “culottes” back in the day. Your outfit looks lovely on you, & the straw tote is perfect for running errands.

  5. This is a great outfit! I do wear long shorts in the summer. I would like to find crop pants or capris that look good on me, but at 5″4″, I can never quite find the right length.

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