I recently picked up a pair of Eileen Fisher flowy pants at Goodwill for $4. This, I thought, was the perfect way to try the cropped baggy look without spending a lot. I know it looks good on 110 pound, 5′ 10″ models, but can a real person pull this off?
The pants might have just been too short (not actual cropped pants) but my idea is to sew elastic along the last three inches of the outside seam at the bottom of the pant near the hem. This will create a nice ruching effect and make the pants seem intentionally short.
I didn’t get a chance to do that before trying them out. I wanted a funky outfit for movies with girlfriends so I made do with safety pins.
Jacket: Guess via Thrifted
Top: Old Navy
Pants: Eileen Fisher via Goodwill
Belt: Steve Madden
Socks: Sock it to Me
Shoes: Nine West
It’s not a bad outfit, but the pants need work. They need the ruching so they will be a couple of inches shorter. I also need to stop wearing socks and sandals but it’s too much fun. I’m not a rule-breaker. This is like speeding and driving without a seatbelt. I get an adrenaline rush.
On the good side, my hairstylist will be proud that I used enough product to chunk up my bangs and show off the blonde highlights she gave me recently.
Oh, the movie we saw was Bridesmaids. I recommend it. It has just the right combination of raunch and chick flick appeal.