Well, hello Wednesday! We do not usually meet up here on Wednesdays, do we? But I have my Mohs surgery on my forehead this morning and needed to align my week a little differently than normal. I hope that’s okay with you, dear reader. Fortunately for me, James and I snapped a lot of photos of some great outfits last week. The weather was perfect! So today I’m sharing another fall sweater outfit, this time with cropped length jeans.
My Modern Ankle Jeans are about a year old, but Talbots still has them. They also come in a Plus Size Curvy fit. I wanted to style these for you today because, of course, cropped or ankle jeans are very in this year. And, if you’d like, you absolutely can continue to wear them into the fall. Of course, that will depend on your preferences and the climate where you live. I have another blog post coming that will share some tips for wearing these same jeans into the colder months. But for now I think this bare ankle look is great for fall…for most of us.
I know that some of my readers still don’t prefer the ankle length jeans at all. That’s okay. There are options for all of us! That’s the beauty of fashion: it’s individual and there’s plenty of room for creativity and personality. But today’s post is for those of you who do indeed have or want ankle jeans in your closet, and you want to know how to wear them into the fall months.
Bottom line? You want to look purposeful in them. So choose to either have some ankle showing – and bare those ankles with a shorter bootie like the one I’m showing here – or purpose to conceal those ankles by wearing a boot with a higher, slender shaft that will fit under the ankle jeans. I’ll show you that in a future post. What you don’t want to do is wear a boot or bootie that hits right at the hemline, thus causing the edge of the jeans to flip and flop back and forth over the edge of the bootie. Make sense?
Another key to wearing ankle or cropped jeans into the fall is to either tuck or front tuck your sweater or top or to wear a top that is cropped so that it ends at the desirable place on your frame. Remember, a cropped top is not what it used to be! We’re not talking about a top that shows your midriff, but one that sits just below the waistline of your pants achieving those desirable proportions for your body.
At any rate, tucking your top or wearing a shorter one will help you create a longer line with your jeans. And that’s important since these are inherently short pants.
I find it also works best to wear a top in the same intensity as your jeans for a longer, more cohesive look. Otherwise, those shorter pants are going to look even shorter. And your outfit will look more chopped up. I also wore a belt in the same intensity as my dark wash jeans and dark purple cashmere sweater.
We’ve talked a lot lately about contrast in intensity, but you can see that minimizing it is crucial in this outfit with cropped length jeans.
Since I kept the rest of my outfit pretty dark, I chose to add a pop of light and interest in my handbag. But since it is trimmed in black, like my boots and belt, I think this leopard print crossbody works really well here.
Finally, I topped my outfit with my black quilted coat. I’m LOVING the whole quilted coat and jacket trend. Yes, we’ve been seeing quilted vests for a while. But this year I’m seeing quilted coats and jackets EVERYWHERE. I think they look so rich and classic and sporty. This long quilted coat from Talbots also comes in navy and spice. Watch for a sale! Last night they had a 30% off sitewide flash sale. We’ll see what today holds!
I really put this outfit together because I felt like I needed to address the cropped jeans situation for fall. But in the end, I was beyond pleased with how it came together. Especially if you live in a climate where it’s just cool in the fall, this kind of outfit could look oh so modern. Wear it with confidence! I’d definitely wear this outfit to lunch with friends, shopping or to a club meeting. So fun and fresh!
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Thank you so much for dropping in today. I hope you have a wonderful day! If you think of it, say a little prayer for me. I know many of you have had these Mohs surgeries, and they’re supposed to be fairly easy to bear. But still… I just need grace to get through it! Thank you, dear friend!
I’m not actually sick. Well, I guess I do have a sickly patch of skin. Some basal cell. Bleh. But I would definitely love for you to pray for me today. Please pray that the procedure goes smoothly and the pain is minimal. I’m a weanie when it comes to pain.
And if I can ever pray for you, dear sister, please let me know. We have to ask. God tells us to ask for others to pray for us. I think that is a way of reminding ourselves that we are all in need. “It’s me, it’s me, it’s me, O Lord, standing in the need of prayer.”
Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up… ~ James 5:14-16