Years ago, a sale's person once described my style as classic with an edge. At that time, I wore a lot of jeans and sweaters paired with very funky shoes. Over the years my look has evolved into a more sophisticated version of that while remaining true to its original description. Even this outfit, which is comprised of a cropped navy wool pant and sweater, topped with a timeless yet edgy Dries Van Noten blazer and these silver loafers, is in fact a version of edgy classic.
I tend to shy away from a cropped pant because of the fear of shaving inches off my already short stature. Yet, maintaining a monochromatic color scheme, helps to negate that outcome. Hence the navy sweater, pant and belt.
I guess that certain traits remain constant, and that goes for style as well.