Style Me Grasie

No Hemming Necessary

Karen writes:

Hi there, Grasie! I love your style and need your help! I own a lot of jeans but hate shopping for pants. I am 5’5″ and most pants are either way too long (and need to be altered, which costs $$) or  are way too skinny (I am a 6/8 but am more athletic than string bean in size). Any ideas for pants styles that would flatter my smaller frame and not break the bank?

Hi Karen! Thanks for your question. Sounds like you’re happy on the jeans front but want ideas for some fun pants to rock. Typically, Petite sizes are meant for women 5’3″ and shorter…being that you are 5’5″ you probably want to stick with regular sizes (though I did include one Petite pant as well) but try a loose fit or slim (not skinny) fit cropped pant. Cropped pants can be worn casually with sandals or flats but also look fantastic at night worn with heels. Loose-fit cropped pants are comfy and best worn rolled up (no hemming necessary!). Straight-fit cropped pants can be worn as is and usually hit right around the ankle. Here are some affordable choices that will work with your height and built. Happy Shopping!