How to Style Cropped Wide Leg Pants

How to Style Cropped Wide Leg Pants

There’s a lot going on in a pair of cropped wide legged pants—a high waist, a wide fit, and a short cut. While this can seem a little tough to style, cropped wide legged pants actually fit with a variety of different outfits, from cool to cozy to chic. If you’ve picked up a pair of pants like this and you’d like some inspiration, try out a few different styles to see which one works for you!

Method 1 of 10:
Keep it casual with a 3/4 sleeve top.

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This outfit is perfect for a day of shopping or hanging with friends. Tuck a loose 3/4 sleeve shirt into the waist of your pants for a cool and casual outfit. [1] X Research source Keep your feet comfy too with a pair of clogs or some sandals. You can make this look stand out a little more by going monochromatic (all black or all white are easy looks to achieve).
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Method 2 of 10:
Do a streetwear look with an oversized T-shirt.

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You can play with proportions for a loungy, oversized look. Put on your pants and add a large T-shirt on top that hits below your waist. [2] X Research source Add a pair of lace-up boots for some edge, and put your essentials into a small backpack. You can accessorize this look with some hoop earrings and a few chain necklaces.
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Method 3 of 10:
Tie up a button-down for a fun, fresh outfit.

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Button-downs aren’t just for stuffy office parties. Put on your pants and add a button-down on top, then tie the ends together to crop the shirt around your waist. [3] X Research source Add a pair of clogs to keep this outfit casual, or put on some closed-toed wedges for a fancier evening. Pair your shirt with some simple chain necklaces and stud earrings.
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Method 4 of 10:
Stay simple with a fitted turtleneck.

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Since your pants are wide, you can contrast them with a fitted top. Throw on a long sleeve turtleneck that hugs your body to create an interesting silhouette. [4] X Research source Step this look up with a pair of high heel booties and a necklace, or keep it simple with flats and stud earrings. Grab a small handbag to complete this outfit.
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Method 5 of 10:
Add some cozy comfort with a crewneck.

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This outfit is perfect for those days when you don’t want to get out of bed. Put on your pants and pair them with a crewneck, then throw on a pair of high top sneakers to complete the look. [5] X Research source If your figure is getting lost in a baggy crewneck, tuck the front into the waistband of your pants. Grab a small backpack or a fanny pack to hold your essentials.
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Method 6 of 10:
Throw on a long cardigan as outerwear.

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If it’s a little chilly outside, you can layer your outfit with a cardigan. Put on your pants, then pick out a long cardigan that goes down to your shins. The abundance of fabric on your lower half will create an interesting silhouette. [6] X Research source You can keep this outfit casual with a pair of sneakers, or you can dress it up with some booties. Throw your hair up in a scrunchie and put on a few thin bracelets to complete your look.
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Method 7 of 10:
Mix comfort and style with a fitted sweater.

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You can lounge about in this outfit or you can take it to work. Put on your pants and add a fitted sweater up top that cinches at the waist. [7] X Research source If your sweater doesn’t cinch in at the waist, tuck the front into your pants instead. Add a pair of booties to complete your cute and cozy look.
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Method 8 of 10:
Take your pants to work with a fitted blazer.

1
You can stay fashionable when you head to the office in your pants. Tuck a button-down into your pants, then add a fitted blazer on top. [8] X Research source Keep your look a little more casual with ballet flats or mules, or take it up a notch with a pair of heels. Add some simple stud earrings and a small handbag to complete your look.
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Method 9 of 10:
Wear heels to give the illusion of height.

1
Cropped pants like these can potentially make you look shorter. If you’re worried about losing some of your height, pair your outfits with heels or high heeled booties. [9] X Research source You can absolutely still wear flats and sneakers with your pants if you’d like to, especially in more casual outfits. You just won’t get the height boot that you would with a pair of heels. Even shoes with a slight lift, like thick-soled clogs or sneakers, will give you an extra few inches.
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Method 10 of 10:
Use a belt to define your waist.

1
If you’re worried about losing your body shape, draw attention to your figure instead. Put on a thick black leather belt to keep your pants up and show off your waist. [10] X Research source Black belts really pop against light-colored pants, like tan or light wash denim. If your pants are high waisted, this will draw even more attention to your figure.
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Method 1 of 10:
Keep it casual with a 3/4 sleeve top.

1
This outfit is perfect for a day of shopping or hanging with friends. Tuck a loose 3/4 sleeve shirt into the waist of your pants for a cool and casual outfit. [1] X Research source Keep your feet comfy too with a pair of clogs or some sandals. You can make this look stand out a little more by going monochromatic (all black or all white are easy looks to achieve).
Advertisement

Method 2 of 10:
Do a streetwear look with an oversized T-shirt.

1
You can play with proportions for a loungy, oversized look. Put on your pants and add a large T-shirt on top that hits below your waist. [2] X Research source Add a pair of lace-up boots for some edge, and put your essentials into a small backpack. You can accessorize this look with some hoop earrings and a few chain necklaces.
Advertisement

Method 3 of 10:
Tie up a button-down for a fun, fresh outfit.

1
Button-downs aren’t just for stuffy office parties. Put on your pants and add a button-down on top, then tie the ends together to crop the shirt around your waist. [3] X Research source Add a pair of clogs to keep this outfit casual, or put on some closed-toed wedges for a fancier evening. Pair your shirt with some simple chain necklaces and stud earrings.
Advertisement

Method 4 of 10:
Stay simple with a fitted turtleneck.

1
Since your pants are wide, you can contrast them with a fitted top. Throw on a long sleeve turtleneck that hugs your body to create an interesting silhouette. [4] X Research source Step this look up with a pair of high heel booties and a necklace, or keep it simple with flats and stud earrings. Grab a small handbag to complete this outfit.
Advertisement

Method 5 of 10:
Add some cozy comfort with a crewneck.

1
This outfit is perfect for those days when you don’t want to get out of bed. Put on your pants and pair them with a crewneck, then throw on a pair of high top sneakers to complete the look. [5] X Research source If your figure is getting lost in a baggy crewneck, tuck the front into the waistband of your pants. Grab a small backpack or a fanny pack to hold your essentials.
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Method 6 of 10:
Throw on a long cardigan as outerwear.

1
If it’s a little chilly outside, you can layer your outfit with a cardigan. Put on your pants, then pick out a long cardigan that goes down to your shins. The abundance of fabric on your lower half will create an interesting silhouette. [6] X Research source You can keep this outfit casual with a pair of sneakers, or you can dress it up with some booties. Throw your hair up in a scrunchie and put on a few thin bracelets to complete your look.
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Method 7 of 10:
Mix comfort and style with a fitted sweater.

1
You can lounge about in this outfit or you can take it to work. Put on your pants and add a fitted sweater up top that cinches at the waist. [7] X Research source If your sweater doesn’t cinch in at the waist, tuck the front into your pants instead. Add a pair of booties to complete your cute and cozy look.
Advertisement

Method 8 of 10:
Take your pants to work with a fitted blazer.

1
You can stay fashionable when you head to the office in your pants. Tuck a button-down into your pants, then add a fitted blazer on top. [8] X Research source Keep your look a little more casual with ballet flats or mules, or take it up a notch with a pair of heels. Add some simple stud earrings and a small handbag to complete your look.
Advertisement

Method 9 of 10:
Wear heels to give the illusion of height.

1
Cropped pants like these can potentially make you look shorter. If you’re worried about losing some of your height, pair your outfits with heels or high heeled booties. [9] X Research source You can absolutely still wear flats and sneakers with your pants if you’d like to, especially in more casual outfits. You just won’t get the height boot that you would with a pair of heels. Even shoes with a slight lift, like thick-soled clogs or sneakers, will give you an extra few inches.
Advertisement

Method 10 of 10:
Use a belt to define your waist.

1
If you’re worried about losing your body shape, draw attention to your figure instead. Put on a thick black leather belt to keep your pants up and show off your waist. [10] X Research source Black belts really pop against light-colored pants, like tan or light wash denim. If your pants are high waisted, this will draw even more attention to your figure.
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