This Cool-Girl Outfit Formula Always Wins

If you aren’t a morning person, you’re probably a fan of outfits that minimize the necessity for mental focus during those dreaded pre-work routines. Well, fellow morning haters, you’ve come to the right place, because we’re here to rescue you with an outfit blueprint that consists of three simple ingredients: cropped pants, cool ankle boots, and some sort of top layer, like a cozy sweater or jacket. It’s a high-concept, forward-feeling look that is simple (you really just need three pieces!) but has serious fashion impact. And if you’re one of the lucky few who don’t need to hit the snooze button until five minutes before beginning your commute, you’ll still want to take note of this stylish dress code because—let’s be real—less prep time yields an indulgent extra half-hour of morning Netflix.

Scroll below to check out street style inspiration featuring the cropped pants–and–ankle boots look, and then shop our favorite pieces to test out the outfit formula!

What do you think of the cropped pants–and–ankle boots look? Will you test it out this season? Let us know in the comments below!