Dressed Up & Down: Cropped Pants

It’s starting to be that time of year again… The temps are getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the hemlines are getting shorter. Dresses, crop tops, skirts, and denim are all inching just a tad bit higher and exposing a little bit more skin.

Last summer, I was all about wearing white denim in the work place. While you might think that cropped white denim should be reserved for the weekends, it’s just as easy to dress up your cropped jeans as it is to dress them down.

For a more casual weekend look, I used a few of my favorite tricks while I was getting ready … Mixing prints and wearing white on white. I paired my white cropped jeans with a white and blue striped tee and a camo jacket, finished off by a pair of nude sandals.

To take the vibe just a bit more dressy, I paired my cropped white jeans with a polka dot chiffon top (love the slight flowy peplum fit) and a linen motorcycle jacket. And when I’m trying to take my look to the next level, red lipstick and a pair of sky-high pumps are pretty much always a good idea. On a side note, this linen moto jacket is so perfect for the summer season ahead. I’m always one for layering and this super lightweight material is going to make spring and summer dressing an absolute breeze. #punintended


Since longer days call for shorter pants, Old Navy is running a special promotion for all of their freshest fits for summer, and they’re starting at just $19! The Rockstar (that I’m wearing here) is a super skinny style that’s great for all shapes. The Boyfriend is not too relaxed, but not too uptight. It’s just right! And The Pixie is made from a two-way stretch twill that seriously fits like a glove! Hurry, ends May 22nd!

Dressed Up // Old Navy Linen Moto Jacket | Old Navy Polka Dot Peplum Top | Old Navy Cropped Jeans c/o | Target Pumps | Maya Brenner Bauble Bar Necklace | 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli | Tom Ford Sunglasses | Michael Kors Watch | Essie ‘Rose Bowl’ | Stila ‘Beso’

Dressed Down // Old Navy Camo Jacket | Old Navy Striped Tee | Old Navy Cropped Jeans c/o | Old Navy Sandals | Banana Republic Sunglasses c/o | Michael Kors Watch | Maya Brenner Bauble Bar Necklace | Essie ‘Rose Bowl’

Photos: Hallie Wilson

Thank you to Old Navy for sponsoring this post! As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands and collaborations that make Bows & Sequins possible!

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27 Comments

  1. 5.8.14
    Alexandra Aimee commented:

    These are adorable! So versatile.

    — Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  2. 5.8.14
    Natali commented:

    Both outfits are great! I like the 1st one more 🙂

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  3. 5.8.14

    Love both looks on you!

    Liz @ http://www.shoppingmycloset.com

  4. 5.8.14
    Stacey commented:

    I love both ways you styled these jeans, but especially with the black dot top! I wouldn’t have thought it was from Old Navy, I’m adding it to my wish list!

    xoxo
    Stacey
    Five Minute Style 

  5. 5.8.14
    IRENE commented:

    beautiful looks both of them!

    stunning!

    Irene
    http://www.thedailylace.com

  6. 5.8.14
    Rona commented:

    Loving the camo jacket! Perfect!

    Dress To Cook

  7. 5.8.14
    Rachelle commented:

    Both looks are super cute, love these cropped jeans.

    xo
    ​PinkSole​

  8. 5.8.14
    Kimberly commented:

    Love the outfit with the camo jacket – so cute!!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

  9. 5.8.14
    Courtney commented:

    Love the two different ways to wear white jeans! I have a big thing for white denim this year! Adore your camo utility jacket!

    http://www.loveandclothing.com

  10. 5.8.14
    Christina Storm commented:

    Love both looks! The white denim is so pretty!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  11. 5.8.14
    Jen commented:

    Love both of these looks! My work place is pretty casual so I could probably get away with wearing both..definitely going to use this post for inspiration 😉

    PS that Bauble Bar necklace is so adorable!

    – Jen
    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

  12. 5.8.14
    Katie commented:

    I can’t choose a favorite! Love both looks! 🙂

    Katie
    http://alwaysfashionablykate.com

  13. 5.8.14

    I just recently got my first pair of white jeans and I can’t wait to style them for spring!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

  14. 5.8.14
    Haley Valerie commented:

    I love your polka dot top!

    Haley
    haleyvalerie.com

  15. 5.8.14
    Meagan commented:

    Love white jeans! I’m currently on the hunt for a pair and I may just have to snag those Old Navy jeans!
    -Meg
    http://www.smalltownsisters.blogspot.com
    http://www.dillandscout.etsy.com

  16. 5.8.14
    Melissa commented:

    Such cute looks Jess! Love that camo jacket!
    xo,
    Melissa
    MissyOnMadison.com
    Enter My Spring Scarf Giveaway on the Blog –> http://bit.ly/1fI57jI

  17. 5.8.14
    shalini commented:

    Love this post and that Camo Jacket! Perfect for the days in NY where layers are required!

    Shalini
    http://www.worklifestyleblog.com

  18. 5.8.14
    Andrea commented:

    Love the white cropped pants, you’ve styled them perfectly to wear to work!

    xoxo,
    Andrea

    http://www.andreaeveryday.com

  19. 5.8.14
    Liz commented:

    I like the first look with the black and white polka dot top and black ankle strap heels.

  20. 5.8.14
    Kayla commented:

    Love it both ways! I have that same Old Navy camo jacket and I loveee it!

    Kayla
    http://www.lovelucygirl.com

  21. 5.8.14
    Rach commented:

    Love the cropped white denim and the different ways you styled it!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  22. 5.9.14
    Bets commented:

    I love the white and the versatility, but haven’t been able to find a pair that isn’t see through making me self conscious. I’ll have to check these out.

  23. 5.9.14
    Amanda commented:

    I love that camo jacket! I’ve been seeing it around, and think I finally need to just grab it while I can!

    Amanda
    Strawberry Chic

  24. 5.21.14
    Molly Galler commented:

    I am totally afraid of wearing white pants and cropped pants and you make it look so easy!