05/22/2012 08:48 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

8 Reasons Why You Should Go For Cropped Pants This Summer--All Under $100 (PHOTOS)

I find myself gravitating toward beautiful silk blouses these days in bright patterns and bold hues. But I'm continuously stumped on what to wear with them. Pants are the obvious choice, but I'm tired of the jeans I wore all winter. The answer to my sartorial conundrum is obvious: Cropped pants.

True cropped pants fall just above the ankle and can be sleek or baggy (Hello, cargo pants!). Just about any pair of slacks can be turned into the cropped version: either take them to the tailor and have them professionally hemmed, fake it with double-sided tape by tucking the extra material under or just roll up your pants for a cute cuff.

Whatever you choose will show off the slimmest part of any body -- the ankles. But let's be honest here, the best part about them is that they bring the focus to the best part of your look: Your shoes. Not to mention the genius fact that you only have to shave up to your knees.

Here are 23 celebrities in the style, plus a few dos and don'ts when wearing them. And if that weren't enough, we found eight of our favorite pairs all for under $100.

Cropped Pants
Cropped Pants

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