Hot Summer Style Trend: Cropped Khaki Pants

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I have never seen so many celebrities and real people go bananas over khakis or olive cropped pants in my life. Balmain kicked this trend off a few seasons back and J. Crew, which has been an affordable, chic wardrobe staple, totally modernized the look. In Hollywood, J Brand's Houlihan olive cargos are all the rage.

Gwyneth Paltrow arrived at the resort presentation for her BFF Stella McCartney in an olive version by Stella. I love how everybody takes a casual Friday look and glams it up. Gwyneth's heels of course make me insane. And her simple approach: Strip the leopard prints and the gaudy jewelry...just give it to me fresh and chic.

Gap is always on the pulse of what's going on and replicated the trend with their cropped carpenter pants, available for $39.99. Mix the khaki with an olive blazer, add a tank and pointy toe pumps and voila! Serve me a cocktail and I'm good to go just like Gwyneth.

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