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.
Bright white ankle boots make a statement with light-wash denim. You're guaranteed to stand out in this look.
Choose a taller pair of booties that end right at the hemline for a more refined look. This way your outfit flows together.
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.
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.
The cropped silhouette helps to show off a statement pair of boots. Because why would you want to hide them?
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.
Black-and-white pieces make for some beautiful contrast that shows off your daring proportions.
Pair a playful pair of checked cropped pants with some silver metallic ankle boots for a standout look that is guaranteed to turn heads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When in doubt, head-to-toe black makes your cropped pants with booties look instantly classic. Plus, it elongates your legs.
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Up next: the best dress styles for a winter wedding.