Have you tried wearing one of your favorite shift dresses over a pair of cropped pants? The look is easy to pull off if you follow a few steps! 1. Go monochrome... it keeps things less fussy and more sophisticated. 2. Belt your shift dress to keep the look figure-flattering. 3. Add a pop of color with a fun pair of heels!
If you're wanting to recreate this look, here are a few navy shift dresses (option 1, option 2 and option 3 - all of these would be great standalone pieces!) and this year's version of the Banana Republic cropped pants I'm sporting. Don't forget the bright heels - mine are a fun pair of tassel-tie Schutz sandals!