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. For a look that makes a statement, we urge you to 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.
Choose a taller pair of booties that end right at the hemline for a more refined look.
Tights can provide a pop of color beneath cropped pants—and add some warmth in the winter months.
Or match your tights to your boots for an elongating effect.
The cropped silhouette helps to show off a statement pair of boots.
Stick to a neutral color palette for a perfectly polished look.
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.
With a fitted cut, cropped pants look better when a little bit of the leg is exposed.
Your favorite pair of cut jeans looks even cooler with striking white booties.
Or got the traditional route of timeless black ankle boots.
Cropped pant hemlines allow contrasting fabrications to stand out.
When in doubt, head-to-toe black makes your cropped pants with booties look instantly classic.