If it's good enough for SJP...

.. then it's good enough for the rest of us.

Ok so initially this concept it slightly out there but bear with me... it works.  Well I think it works and I've been wearing mine all day and am completely in love with them.  They're going to be the backbone of my holiday wardrobe next week - they simply could not be more ideal. 

Cropped harem pants. 

I see you all raising those eyebrows at the back - yes ok fine.  There is a hint of the pedal pusher about them.  Which, ironically, is the one style of trousers I've always said doesn't seem to have come back into fashion. 

Well look at me back pedalling now.  At the Met Ball a couple of weeks ago - it was SJP's outfit that was my favourite.  And lo and behold, what was she wearing?  Yup, that'll be a pair of cropped harems. 

At this juncture I should probably point out that I do not remotely intend to replicate any other aspect of the outfit.  (Note to self.. step away from the cropped top... step away from the cropped top...let alone the tulle cuffs.)  This is very much a Celebrity Outfit - the kind that were a mere mortal to copy, you (ie I) would look like a tit.




And yes - I can hear you at the back, sniggering and saying I shouldn't even be going there with the cropped harems.  Well too late.  I'm in.  I've bought.  I've worn.  

I bet you all naysayers have amazing knees... For those of us who were *blessed* with flobby knee syndrome, these could well be your Summer lifesaver. 

No more shorts that have your knees throwing up at the bottom of them.  No more dodgy fake tan round the knees.  No more sitting down and trying desperately to tug your skirt over your knees to maintain some dignity (and hide the offending bulbous b*ggers).

These. Work.  

Ok so there doesn't appear to be a huge following of these at the moment.  My usual lust list on Pinterest turned up..... errr not a lot. 

But there were a couple that made me think - these work.   They really are not going to be everyone's cup of tea.. but I like.

Yes yes yes, the crop top is a total no no.   Seeing as my stomach last looked like that when I was 14.



More casual now - mine are jersey and so don't have a belt and so are absolutely nothing like this... but the gist is (vaguely) the same (clutching at straws perchance...*eyes idea going down the drain but stoically refuses to be defeated*).




Anyone fancy sequin ones?  I could so so go these... I can hear them scream SJP at me from here.  I'm sorry but these are rather fabulous...



So which ones did I order?  Well - I'm not going to lie - I don't think I would have ordered them if I hadn't been able to try them on at the hush pop up day but try them on I did and I was converted.  And when I was in there, I managed to persuade another lady that they were a great idea so I know there are at least two of wandering around in them.



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Cropped Harem Pants in black from hush £35  AND 10% off with the code MIAMI01





And in the khaki (I may have gone double bubble here) £35 again



Now these aren't that prevalent (I can hear the husband shouting something along the lines of No Sh*t Sherlock behind me...and this therefore going to be a swifty blog) at the moment but I've found a couple of black pairs - although they're not that much cheaper than the hush ones and personally I know their harem pants are an excellent fit for me (ie not saggy on the bum...) and a really good quality of jersey that washes (and tumble dries.. though you're not supposed to do that...) very well indeed - so I opted for the above.

But if you weren't as fully a paid up member of the cropped harem club as I am, you may want to try a lower entry model...

Pineapple Black Harem Crop Pants from Debenhams were £22 now £17.50




And these from Bonprix in the black or the charcoal.  

Stretch Harem Pants in black £19.99




And in the charcoal again £19.99



Here I am in mine.  You can all laugh at once.  I simply don't care!  (and guess where I just got a delivery from that I ordered for hols next week...) 


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Gold vest - hush
White linen top - hush 
Black leather jacket/Summer jacket - hush
Black cropped harem trousers - hush
Superstar sneakers - Golden Goose/Glove sandals - Balenciaga 
Black Haworth bag - Village England 

I am so aware that this isn't going to be everyone's thing.  But to me, it epitomises the perfect outfit that works for my life.  The ideal transitional pieces that will take you from day to night.  That you can wear on holiday in Suffolk, or for meetings in London.  Or out for dinner with the family which is where we went this evening.  New Bill's restaurant opened locally.  Highly recommended. 

I should probably write this in tiny writing but... have I managed to convert anyone?  At the very least, if you try them - you will find they are so comfortable, you will never want to take them off.

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  1. I had to send the Hush khaki ones back as they looked strange on me but I am open to them as I have an ancient pair of cropped leggings from Topshop that I live in every summer when long leggings are too hot. Trouble is with my little legs the normal crops just look like ankle grazers on me - I need really cropped!

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    1. I hear you Deb! Normally I am too short for your recommendations Kat but I know these will be perfect 3/4 on me -the perfect summer travel pant ( and a stylish replacement for the cropped leggings I drag out when the plane is freezing! SOLD!! Thank you

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  2. Sorry I'm not converted, not for me!

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    1. Oh they are definitely not going to be for everyone!

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  3. I like! (Especially those sequin ones, although with my life that would be "fantasy shopping").

    I understand the hesitation from the shorter legged members of the sisterhood, but a big yes from me at 5'10" with slender legs bisected by the knobbiest, flobbiest knees ever. (In fact someone once asked if I had suffered some sort of double knee injury or was it a birth defect! Next time, thanks to you, I'll be prepared - why, yes, indeed, it's called Les Dawson Knee Syndrome. Thank you for your sympathy.  �� ).

    I really like the way you styled the same bottom, tops and bag to go from runaround wear to out-to-dinner wear with just a quick change in jacket and shoe! What could be easier than that?
    -- Catbird Farm

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    1. YES YES YES! The rest of my knees really aren't that bad but the middle bit ruins them! HAve to say I am super pleased to have found these. The perfect all day (and holiday) solution..

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  4. I was dying to see what you were wearing after you referred to your daughter's comment on IG!! You look fab, not sure I could pull them off but am still OK to wear shorts and will look forward to it once the north wind stops blowing up here on the N Norfolk coast. Looking forward to seeing your BooHoo dresses....

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    1. If you can wear shorts then you're fine! Please please tell me the weather is going to improve in East Anglia next week.... another holiday week in the wind and rain in Suffolk?!

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    2. I hope so too as we're camping along at Morston Quay, it wasn't looking good today ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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  5. Not for me either, sorry. They seem to do strange things to the proportions of one's legs.
    Jo

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    1. I do think it depends on what you wear them and yes, they're possibly more difficult to balance the dimensions with than a lot of other more generic trousers. But I think that's often the way with something new - it takes a while to get it right!

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  6. Love them and will order! Size wise what are you wearing?

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    1. Medium! See above for 10% off code - have updated the text xx

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  7. I have to say you're doing a much better job convincing me that they are the way to go than SJP in those as you just look absolutely fantastic in them, and with a change of shoes, they look like they could be the most versatile piece of clothing we could wear this season. So well, at least I am going to give them a try and see how they agree with my body!

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  8. I love both your outfits and while knees aren't my problem area (upper arms is, so if you have any good suggestions...oh right, sleeves!), like that lady in the store, you can talk me into trying anything! Unfortunately (or not?), your post came one week late as I just received my latest Hush order (gorgeous, gorgeous swimwear!!) yesterday or I would have added the black harems. Btw, I have a Hush 10% code to share - MIAMI01 - in case anyone is looking to do a shop!

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    1. Hmm upper arms... I have to say I would think off the shoulder would definitely be your friend! And THANK YOU for the code! xx

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  9. These are definately love on other people, but not for me, due to my short legs! They cut off my legs (not literally) and the extra material in harems also seems to make my legs even shorter, so while ankle grazers and other cropped pants are okay, these tip the balance just that bit too much in the wrong direction. (I'd happily do a swap - I'd go down two cup sizes for 5 cm longer legs!!!)
    Must admit, while I like both outfits on you, the version with the blazer is much better (in my eyes) than with the leather jacket, maybe because the combination of relaxed (harems) and more dressy (blazer and boots) is my sort of dressing.
    Danish Pastry

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    1. Aha - we all have our crosses to bear...!

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  10. Yes I love love love them. Got the long ones and the cropped. Only worn with strappy vest top, denim shirt and flip flops so far but just love them. Might give heels a go next ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Oh do! I think it works really well especially with a longer blazer to "clean" the look up xxx

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  11. Yes I love love love them. Got the long ones and the cropped. Only worn with strappy vest top, denim shirt and flip flops so far but just love them. Might give heels a go next ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  12. I love them. A lot of Aussie bloggers wearing drop crotch harems. Call them droppie's. Similar look, see if you can find some pics.

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    1. ooh well I've never heard of that phrase! I will have a look thank you xxx

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    2. Here's a link to some. Serious dropping of crotch... Maybe not for everyone. Hammertime?
      https://bohemiantraders.com/drop-crotch-pant-in-khaki/

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    3. Here's a link to some. Serious dropping of crotch... Maybe not for everyone. Hammertime?
      https://bohemiantraders.com/drop-crotch-pant-in-khaki/

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  13. I love them. A lot of Aussie bloggers wearing drop crotch harems. Call them droppie's. Similar look, see if you can find some pics.

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  14. Oh my God yes I love the look of these…Im in for sure. Hope its not as disastrous as my pleaded skirt adventure!

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  15. I love them! Mine are a tad longer (& I'm tall too) but I really like the shorter ones. Easier with a bit of a heel or at least a chunky shoe.

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  16. Noooooooooooooooooooo! And not even on SJP.

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    1. ha ha ha! Wouldn't it be a boring world if we all liked the same thing?!

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  17. I like the idea BUT am wondering if they are going to suit (bearing in mind I'm short and don't want to look like a hobbit)

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    1. I say if you love them, go for them! Just make sure you don't get too big a size or they'll be too voluminous on you and wearing something fitted on the top!

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  18. Been looking at these for a while now...knew I could rely on you to dip your toe in the water for us! I like...I like a lot. I live in the long Hush harems - got three pairs - so I know I will find the cropped ones comfy. Love how you have styled them too.

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    1. Go for it! They're so easy to dress up for work!

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  19. I'm in too so that's at least 3 of us strolling around in these!! Bought mine from Hush a few weeks ago and they seem easy to wear (way, way simpler than other things I've seen) and even quite elegant?!! Yes, I'm definitely a big fan - I'm a fairly conservative dresser and I don't find these out there at all, just simple and easy and lovely fabric!

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    1. Over the moon to hear this xx

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  20. I really like them and love how you e styled them, I'll be adding to my shopping list the hush ones X

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  21. I am dying for an update on the Boohoo dresses. Please tell me that they're perfect!

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  22. I LOVE this look! Am so tempted but suspect that being both short and with irish dancing calves they would only look good on me with a pair of heels. Not generally the best idea with an active toddler!

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    1. EEK!! You may be surprised though...

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  23. I love them.... Been toying with the idea of getting the long harems but think I may go straight for the cropped, I suffer with dodgy knees the same as you!
    I'm short but not at all worried that they won't work as I know that Hush clothes just seem to work whatever your size... The jumpsuit for instance fits little me as well as it does tall you! I think the fact that these harems are gathered means you can play around with the length and make them work ( I hope)

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    1. I agree. How does the hush jumpsuit work on everyone??!

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  24. Usually I can see merit in a look even if I think it's not for me, but I am not keen on these at all - definitely a niche market! Your hair looks lovely though.

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    1. And wouldn't it be a dull world if we all liked the same thing xx

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  25. Call me crazy but I don't think these are controversial. Comfy, hide knees, easy to wear. I hadn't thought of styling them up before but you look great in them with heels too.

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    1. I guess it's their resemblance to the pedal pusher which I figured some people may balk at (and have!!) I LOVE them!

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  26. I'm in. I love my harems - known as 'droppies' in my neck of the woods. With a tshirt. Yay. In a heavier fabric with a shirt, blazer and heels. Divine. Glad to see more converts.....not everyone's cup of cocoa though

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    1. OOH you must be an Aussie?! I am a complete convert. Will be wearing them all week on hols!

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    2. Aussie queenslander. ��Thank goodness for SJP. Enjoy your holidays

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  27. I have an old pair of Sweaty Betty ones that I never wear, perhaps I will drag them out of the cupboard and try again - no-one liked them on me the first time around. Think I agree with Danish Pastry that they cut off your legs if you have short ones!

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  28. I have an old pair of Sweaty Betty ones that I never wear, perhaps I will drag them out of the cupboard and try again - no-one liked them on me the first time around. Think I agree with Danish Pastry that they cut off your legs if you have short ones!

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