At 5'3", I've always gravitated towards cropped pants. My tailor was my best friend, and I even used my high school sewing skills to hem items when I was on a time crunch. It's not that I don't love the look of puddle pants—they add this effortless touch to an outfit that I truly admire. And as a modest dresser, the sartorial shift towards looser and baggier silhouettes is a happy change. But being short, I was unsure as to how they'd look on me. Turns out, I just wasn't styling them correctly. After taking notes from the fashion set, I was able to start incorporating the style into my everyday wardrobe flawlessly. Since the style is a bit baggier, it takes a little bit more thinking to play around with silhouettes and proportion. What once was something I was too afraid to wear now has become what I reach for almost every day—more than my favourite jeans, too.
Don't worry, I'm not getting rid of my cropped pants entirely, but I like that I now have a variety of lengths to work with in my wardrobe. If you too have been wondering how to style a pair of full-length trousers, I rounded up the looks that inspired me. Keep scrolling to see the looks and shop the best puddle pants on the market right now.
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Sometimes a matching suit can look too office-like, so I love how this suiting look offers two different tones. With both blazer and pants having a loose silhouette, the fitted bodysuit and cinched belt offer the perfect final touch.
This outfit may look easy to put together but it will still look like you put in a lot of effort in the morning. All you'll need is your favourite tee and go-to jacket.
I'm always afraid to don many layers, but this look inspired me. The difference in lengths makes the outfit look more interesting.
Even though this outfit is just a jumper and trousers, the silky texture of the trousers really seals the deal. I'm finally adding a pair to my cart.
If you're all about cozy vibes, this outfit is for you. I know Uggs are meant to be casual shoes, but I couldn't imagine this outfit without them.
Another suiting look I'll definitely be copying soon. All pieces are in the same cream-coloured genre but have the slightest difference that makes them look more eclectic. To top it all off, a pair of vintage-style sneakers finish it off with a cool touch.
If you're brave enough, go with baggy everything. A sweater scarf on top will make it look more put together.
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