Styling Ideas for Wide-Leg Crop Pants: Patterns and Inspiration

Are you geared up for the Emerson Crop Pants sew along with Kelli Ward of True Bias? If you’re a devotee of skinny jeans and slim-profile pants, wide leg pants can seem like a whole new world, especially when it comes to pairing it with tops. With wide leg pants, and cropped varieties in particular, it’s all about creating balance – and you’ve got lots of options for doing that. Today, we’re talking top patterns but join us later for an in-depth discussion on shoes!

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Generally speaking, because the leg is fuller, consider tops that are either cropped or slim-fitting. Consider these options:

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Mixing a high neck with a wide leg cropped elongates the look.
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  Fitted tank or top with high neckline to elongate body:
Nikko Turtleneck Top by True Bias
Durango Tank by Hey June Handmade
Adventure Tank by Fancy Tiger Crafts (<Kelli’s recommendation!)

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Of course a fitted blouse, cami or top in a silk will look great with cropped or longer wide pants.
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A camisole in a silky fabric:
Ogden Cami by True Bias

Boxy cropped tee, in woven or knit:
Lou Box Top by Sew DIY
Penny Raglan by Grainline Studio
Shirt no. 1 by 100 Acts of Sewing (<Kelli’s recommendation!)

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Boxy tops are great for pairing with wide leg pants.
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Boxy v-neck tank:
Leni Top by Tessuti
Hadley Top by Grainline Studio

Tee or tank with a tie front:
Hunter Tank by Jennifer Lauren Handmade
Key Largo Top by Hey June Handmade

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Alternatively, a flowy blouse with wide pants can be the ultimate in easy, casual styling. It’s a look that preforms well in casual situations, such as beach side, cocktails and the like.

Tee or tank with high-low hem:
Lou Box Top by Sew DIY (included as a variation)
Hi-Low Blouse 04/2013 #104B by BurdaStyle (super cool button-down option!)
Evie Knit Top by Style Arc

For the ultimate spring statement, consider pairing your Emersons with a matching blazer or cropped jacket or with a top in matching fabric for the ultimate setacular – a jumpsuit with bathroom options!

These are simply guidelines – you really can’t go wrong with a comfortable, chic pant like the Emerson Crop Pants! Join us next week for the first installment of the sew along.

 Styling Ideas for Wide Leg Crop Pants: Patterns and Inspiration
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3 Responses to Styling Ideas for Wide-Leg Crop Pants: Patterns and Inspiration

  1. Lisa says:

    Great ideas! I have one more pattern option for your last category: the Briar Tee from Megan Nielsen.

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