I love cropped jeans on others, but I'm struggling to style these. I'm 5'4" and they feel stumpifying.......Help!

I shortened the pants by a good 3", there's still plenty of fabric in the hem so I can lengthen them if that would help?

I tried tucking, but on my short waist with high hips it really wasn't right.

I've tried all the flats I'll be realistically wear with these; I do have platforms and heels that would be leg-lengthening, but IRL, I live in flats.

Perhaps I need to buy a fitted, cropped shirt? Or something navy with a deep V neck?

I was hoping these could be dressed up for work, but I'm really not feeling it :(.

Thanks for your honest, but gentle feedback and suggestions.

ETA #4, a darker, fitted top plus 3"heels.
ETA#5, as per FashInterns suggestion, a column of colour with a shorter jacket.

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