Well, this outfit seems more like me than the ones in my previous post; don't you agree?
I was happy to see Angie's post about the trend toward high-rise cropped pants, because these are new ones, and I really like them. I made them not really expecting them to be on trend. I hope they are Just Flattering Enough. They could be perhaps slightly more tapered at the hem, but it can be tricky to
accommodate my calves, which start fairly close to my ankles and widen
quickly from there. Tighter at the hem can disrupt the drape.
I tried the blouse semi-tucked, but it's a kind of crinkly fabric and doesn't tuck well. So here's what I did to take advantage of the pants' high waist and its leg-lengthening effect: I wore the blouse open at the hem in front, echoing the vent in the back. Did it work?
The outfit (worn to work):
Dark brown wool cropped, tapered pants (made by me); blue, brown, and burgundy watery-colored silk-cotton-metal voile blouse (made by me) over navy scoop neck long-sleeved tee (Caslon); brown metallic pointy-toe booties (Donald J. Pliner, Tillie); taupe trench (Calvin Klein); espresso and black satchel (Joy Gryson, Natalie).
Thanks for looking! I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.