Cropped pants are sometimes tricky as they can make legs appear shorter. But they can show off cool shoes and highlight ankles, the slimmest part of the body. Cropped pants can also step in to give those skinny jeans and long slacks a rest, especially for the summer when you want something smart but casual–though note how cropped pants can make a tailored suit more modern. They can have a tapered leg or a relaxed wide leg. A short top or tucked in blouse can elongate the legs, as will heels or wedges. You can also change up the proportions and pair them with a longer top, vest, or jacket.