Ankle boots are a year-round fashion-girl favorite and an undisputed staple in winter months, and while it's easy to pair your go-tos with skinny jeans, there are plenty of other ways to work with them. Although skinny jeans will never go out of style, we've been seeing a different style taking over lately: cropped pants with booties.
For a look that makes a statement, we urge you to take inspiration from your favorite style stars and celebrities and consider pairing your ankle boots with cropped pants. Yes, the combo can be tricky, but as Kendall Jenner—and plenty of other It girls—demonstrate, the results are fresh and fashion-forward—and there's no better way to show off your favorite boots. So, whether you're wearing some cut jeans, wide-leg slacks with hemlines at the calf, or three-quarter patent leather leggings, consider finishing off your look with ankle boots. Below are some of our favorite ways to wear cropped pants with booties.
Style Tip: Bright white ankle boots make a statement with light-wash denim. You're guaranteed to stand out in this look.
SLVRLAKE Grace Cropped High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans ($299)
Style Tip: Choose a taller pair of booties that end right at the hemline for a more refined look. This way your outfit flows together.
Mother The Looker Crop Jeans ($255)
Alias Mae Ahara Bootie ($200)
Style Tip: Tights can provide a pop of color beneath cropped pants for a unique look while also adding some much-needed warmth in the winter months.
Lela Rose Cropped Button Placket Pant ($790)
& Other Stories Suede Sock Boots ($229)
Style Tip: Or match your tights to your boots for an elongating effect. Using this trick helps you to style any boots with cropped jeans, not just your mid-length pairs.
Ulla Johnson Morgana Cropped Merino Wool Track Pants ($445)
Miu Miu Lace-Up Leather Ankle Boots ($950)
Style Tip: The cropped silhouette helps to show off a statement pair of boots. Because why would you want to hide them?
Frame Le Crop Mini Boot Raw Edge Jeans ($220)
Saint Laurent Charlotte Lave-Up Metallic-Leather Ankle Boots ($1095)
Style Tip: Stick to a neutral color palette for a perfectly polished look. Make sure to mix neutrals to differentiate between the boot and the pants, making a subtle but obvious style choice.
Derek Lam 10 Crosby Slim Culotte with Button Detail ($325)
Tamara Mellon Icon Ankle ($695)
Style Tip: Black-and-white pieces make for some beautiful contrast that shows off your daring proportions.
Vince Cropped Wrap-Effect Cotton-Twill Wide-Leg Pants ($265)
Aquazzura Boogie 85 Leather Ankle Boots ($825)
Style Tip: Pair a playful pair of checked cropped pants with some silver metallic ankle boots for a standout look that is guaranteed to turn heads.
Reformation Tanner Cropped Gingham Linen Slim-Leg Pants ($178)
Mango Metallic Heel Ankle Boots ($30)
Style Tip: With a fitted cut, cropped pants look better when a little bit of the leg is exposed. Plus, it helps to make sure the boots stand out from the rest of your outfit.
J Brand Selena Cropped Glossed-Leather Bootcut Pants ($1000)
By Far Sofia Leather Boot ($525)
Style Tip: Your favorite pair of cut jeans look even cooler with striking white booties. The short hem calls attention to the boots so that they stand out.
Levi's Wedgie High Waist Crop Straight Leg Jeans ($78)
Rejina Pyo Yuki Boot ($798)
Style Tip: Or go the traditional route of timeless black ankle boots. Paired with any color denim, a pair of black ankle boots is the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
Re/Done The 90s Low Slung Crop Jeans ($250)
Labucq Jil Boot ($350)
Style Tip: Cropped pant hemlines allow contrasting fabrications to stand out. Style your patent leather boots with a pair of matte trousers for the perfect fabric mix.
Bassike + Net Sustain Jersey-Trimmed Cotton-Poplin Track Pants ($280)
Loq Lazaro Patent Ankle Boot ($375)
Style Tip: When in doubt, head-to-toe black makes your cropped pants with booties look instantly classic. Plus, it elongates your legs.
Violeta Slim Fit Suit Pants ($100)
Isabel Marant Derst 55 Suede Ankle Boots ($575)
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Dale Chong.
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