My rule of thumb, topper-wise, has always been to opt for hip-length if it's unstructured, and go longer only if the garment and fabric are somewhat structured, not slouchy or fluid. But this fall the one thing that keeps catching my eye are long wool toppers with jacket styling. Something about the length + slouch + coziness seems really appealing. And I'd like to try my wide leg crops (one pair in rust, one pair in black -- see Finds) with an intentionally long topper -- so far I've only worn them with cropped/boxy tops and toppers. Is this a crazy tree for me to be barking up??
It was the J Crew versions below that got me started; maybe I should just go check the local store and see if they're stocking either of these and do some try-ons.
Also -- if anyone has Finds for similar styles, please do share!