At the NYC screening for her new movie On the Road, Kristen Stewart struck a pose in a white Balenciaga button-down blouse, contrast-waist ALC trousers ($415), and strappy Jimmy Choo sandals. We especially love the way she worked her top: tucking it into her pants and leaving it open to reveal a satin charcoal tank. The actress accessorized with a silver open cuff, matching ring, and square gold pendant, then completed her screening style with smokey makeup and an effortless updo. Shop Kristen's exact trousers to pair with a white button-down and strappy black sandals for a menswear-inspired style or pair them with this white peplum Tibi blouse ($250) for a feminine twist.
Seen on the runways of Phillip Lim, Thakoon, and Tibi, cropped pants are sprouting up everywhere for Spring. Not only do they keep you cooler during those hot Summer days, they also give you an excuse to show off a pair of your cute Spring shoes. Before you invest in a pair, make sure to choose your right fit; slim fit trousers cut right on top of the ankle are flattering for petite heights, while taller girls can pull off looser, mid-calf lengths. Ready to shop? Just click the slideshow to shop 15 pairs of must-have trousers, at all price points, right now.
The pants that dominated the Spring runways were a varied lot, from slouchy borrowed-from-the-boys trousers to high-waist '70s styles to the clean, crisp, cropped trouser we saw at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, and DKNY. With our new Spring shoes dying to break free, the cropped trouser wins our vote for best way to show off new shoes and just a hint of skin. Here are our editors' picks for the best cropped pants, ranging from neutral hues to pops of bright color.
Sometimes, a few simple pieces that you probably already own come together to create a totally wowing look. This Grey Magazine editorial is the perfect example. You probably already own a blue tee (or any other bright color works too), white cropped trousers, and a pair of platform wedges. And even if you don't, these are good pieces to invest in for Spring. Wear them all together, sans jewelry, and voilà, you have yourself an easy, breezy, beautiful ensemble that can be worn from everything to meeting friends for lunch to an outdoor bridal shower. Click on the pieces above to shop.
>> Annie Hall served as the inspiration for this street-snapped look, and we're loving it. While Diane Keaton would have preferred oxfords, a pair of a wooden platforms and cozy socks add a cool twist to the look. Get the same modern menswear look with our picks from Steve Madden, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Topshop, and ASOS.
Left to right: Urban Outfitters Narrow Belt ($20), Marc by Marc Jacobs Flannel Trousers ($109, originally $268), Topshop Cable Jumper ($76), Mühlbauer Gold Toned Felt Hat ($232, originally $336), Steve Madden Platform Sandals ($100, originally $130), Banana Republic Ribbed Socks ($9), ASOS Vintage Twist Lock Satchel ($121)
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