Cropped pants are making hard stops at the ankle. The trendlet Ankle-length pants - whether boyfriend jeans or cotton twill skinnies - are jazzing up the classic blouse, toning down the graphic T, and dressing up the backless yoga tank. Heels are optional.
On any given day, a waist-defining skirt in a polka dot or floral print is a cute option. The trendlet Sheaths, peplum frocks, cold-shoulder blouses, and wide-legged trousers made from West African fabrics are giving the centuries-old textile techniques quite a modern flavor.
Elizabeth Wellington is the fashion columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She covers celebrity style, pop-culture and the burgeoning local designer scene.