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.
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.
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.
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.
Style Tip: Black-and-white pieces make for some beautiful contrast that shows off your daring proportions.
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.
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.
Style Tip: Your favorite pair of cut jeans looks even cooler with striking white booties. The short hem calls attention to the boots so that they stand out.
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.