crop or not?
louis vuitton fall 09
let me be brief: i am short.
short as in shortest-kid-in-the-class-all-through-school short.
short as in i-worry-about-being-decapitated-by-the airbag-in-a-car-crash short.
i am five-foot-one to be exact.
bless me, trinny and suzannah, for i have sinned.
i have fallen head-over-five-inch-heels in love with a pair of cropped trousers.
call me short-sighted, but i am gonna pull this look off, dammit.
and thanks to the similarly vertically challenged anamaria wilson, i now know just how to do it. she writes about the new pants in the current issue of bazaar.
tips for pulling them off:
* wear a skyscraper heel. flats quickly transform cropped trousers from fab to frump.
* size totally matters. stefan pilati, who pioneered the abbreviated silhouette at LV, says in the article, "you have to manage the volume of fabric; otherwise you end up looking like a wagon."
* add a dash of panache. pair with a cropped or short jacket, basic tank and "accessories with lots of punch."
j. crew fall 09
did someone say "accessories with punch?"
in case you need another reason to love cropped trousers for fall: anklets and heels, socks & sandals, peds and platforms. call me short, shrimpy, dwarfen or crazy, but i am planning on diving straight into this look, too. feet first, of course.
naturally, stylish knitters had been showing off their socks and shoes long before the fashion cognoscenti got a whiff of the trend. check out this amazing 2007 FO shot by flintknits, one of my favorite knitting photos of all time.
and what about these lacy anklets by the fabulous laurent of laine zinzin?
i am not much of a sock knitter, but there is a pair of new cropped silky trousers in my closet that are calling out for a pair of dainty socklets to keep them company.
how 'bout you? will you sock it to the cropped look?
Posted by knitlit kate at 12:55 PM