Wardrobe Staple – How to Wear the Crop Trouser

Crop trousers are now a capsule wardrobe staple, both summer and winter and come at all price points (I featured a couple of bargain pairs last week from Uniqlo) Today I’ve featured a mid price pair from Isabella Oliver, they are a great flat front shape and come in the neutral beige (desert, shown) or in a gorgeous Azure blue. As a wardrobe basic these trousers can be very versatile, from out shopping to dressed up for a glamourous evening so they are worth the time and effort to find a pair which really fit and are well made.

I’ve picked a selection of tops, shoes and bags but you probably have similar pieces in your wardrobe. If not these are the kind of items that work hard in any capsule wardrobe; a neutral tote, evening sandals, vest tops and T-shirts, a great pair of wedges and flat driving shoes.

Just one word of caution – if you have a long body and short legs a crop will cut up the leg and make it appear shorter. If you want to wear them stick to a neutral colour and make your shoes the same colour.

So three looks with your cop trousers:


Crop trousers all outfits The Relaxed Trouser by Isabella Oliver £85

Look 1 – Shopping
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Chambray Shirt £85 and Essential Tank £29 from a selection of tops at Isabella Oliver
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Leather and Canvas tote £149 and belt £59 from Isabella Oliver
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Tegan driving shoes reduced to £85 at L.K. Bennett
Necklace from a selection at Stella and Dot

Look 2 – Lunch
Drape cotton knit cardigan £95 from Isabella Oliver
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T-shirt from Phase Eight £39
Crocus Tote bag from L.K. Bennett in a gorgeous range of colours £245
Pink wedges from Phase Eight at House of Fraser reduced to £62.50

Look 3 – Party
Venice Lace top from L.K. Bennett £110
Lulu Guiness Sparkle clutch from House of Fraser reduced to £136.50
Haven sandle from L.K. Bennett reduced to £175
Necklace from a selection at Stella & Dot