Rag & Bone sweater and boots, Uniqlo men's shirt, J. Crew pants
Cropped sweaters have been showing up all over the place for Fall 2010--whether it be a $2000 cashmere Proenza Schouler version or a $40 dollar Topshop version. The good news is that it's one of easiest trends to incorporate into a work wardrobe and can be pretty figure-flattering for almost any body type. For work, my favorite way to wear it is like the above: with an oversized or boyfriend oxford button-up. A longer shirt is a great to balance out the short proportions of the sweater without stirring up any implications of scandalous midriff-baring. In the cooler months, throw a blazer on top of it all and you'll have everyone thinking you're a layering maven. It's also a great and practical companion to this season's high-waisted pants (no matter how hard anyone might try, no one is getting a tucked-in sweater to look good). Come weekend, throw it over a comfy tee and jeans of your choosing and you're ready to go. Personally, I can't wait to play with the proportions and pair it with an ankle-length skirt! Refinery 29 has a great rundown of cropped options for all price ranges here.