Casual clients who want to change things up from jeans and leggings but do not want to wear skirts and dresses are liking the Loft’s Cropped Skinny Chinos, and Caslon’s Cropped Linen Joggers this season.
Loft’s cropped skinny chinos are available in ten colours, go up to a size US18, and are available in petites. They’re thicker than the linen joggers, but breezier than jeans. The pocket linings grin through the light colour options but are adequately opaque for the rest. Pockets that grin aren’t problematic when you wear untucked tops, nor are they all that noticeable in a more relaxed fit.
The cropped skinny chinos are cut quite straight from waist to hip, yet they fit an assortment of body types. Curvier body types might need to go up a size, or have the back of the waist altered. Narrow hips might need to size down. They look best rolled at the hems with casual flats or heels. Sneakers look great with them too. The “vivid blush” and “Summer rain” (which are cranberry and pearl grey respectively), have been popular colours with clients.
The Caslon Cropped Linen Jogger is less structured and a lot more lightweight. They’re suited to pant-wearers who need breezy yet covered casual clothing for very hot climates. They work on most body types, and are available in petites. The collection showcases all four colours with an assortment of flat casual Summer footwear. They are linen, so you have to be at peace with the crease. Good with a fluid untucked or semi-tucked blouse or tee.
Both pants are machine washable, and a denim jacket is a great topper to wear with either of them.