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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  1. 5.8.14

    These are adorable! So versatile.

    — Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  2. 5.8.14
    Natali said:

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


  3. 5.8.14

    Love both looks on you!

    Liz @ http://www.shoppingmycloset.com

  4. 5.8.14
    Stacey said:

    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!

    Five Minute Style 

  5. 5.8.14
    IRENE said:

    beautiful looks both of them!



  6. 5.8.14
    Rona said:

    Loving the camo jacket! Perfect!

    Dress To Cook

  7. 5.8.14
    Rachelle said:

    Both looks are super cute, love these cropped jeans.


  8. 5.8.14
    Kimberly said:

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


  9. 5.8.14
    Courtney said:

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


  10. 5.8.14

    Love both looks! The white denim is so pretty!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  11. 5.8.14
    Jen said:

    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

  12. 5.8.14
    Katie said:

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


  13. 5.8.14

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

    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  14. 5.8.14

    I love your polka dot top!


  15. 5.8.14
    Meagan said:

    Love white jeans! I’m currently on the hunt for a pair and I may just have to snag those Old Navy jeans!

  16. 5.8.14
    Melissa said:

    Such cute looks Jess! Love that camo jacket!
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  17. 5.8.14
    shalini said:

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


  18. 5.8.14
    Andrea said:

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



  19. 5.8.14
    Liz said:

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

  20. 5.8.14
    Kayla said:

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


  21. 5.8.14
    Rach said:

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


  22. 5.9.14
    Bets said:

    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 said:

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

    Strawberry Chic

  24. 5.21.14

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