Here’s How You Style Cropped Pants With Boots

We bet these styling ideas will make you fall in love with this pant-footwear combination.

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Cropped pants with boots have become the new rebel outfit. For the fashion police, the combination may seem mismatched. But, there lies the beauty! Autumn staple boots along with cropped pants have become essential clothing to go from blah to fab – just ask women who have set trends, such as Kim K, Kendall Jenner, and Ariana Grande! Be it a street-style enthusiast or a high-end fashionista, everyone loves it and so will you! Scroll down to learn how to style cropped pants with boots!

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  • Occasion: Pair cropped pants with t-shirts, crop tops, or tunics for a casual outing and formal blouses and button-downs for a casual workplace outfit.
  • Makeup: For casual outings and workplace makeup, go for a nude lip with mascara and light blush. Add bold and smudged coal for an edgy look.
  • Material: Wear nylon boots for casual outings, rubber boots for rain or slippery terrain, and leather boots for special occasions.
  • Layering: Pair your cropped pants with a leather or denim jacket for a casual look or a trench coat to add a sophisticated touch to your look.

What Are Cropped Pants?

Cropped pants are ankle-length pants that are a must-have in your wardrobe. They stop at the shin or ankle and don’t go all the way down, unlike your regular trousers or jeans. You can cuff the ends of your pants or jeans or fray their edges to crop them as well. Either way, they look great. Don’t confuse cropped pants with capris because the latter are calf-length and quite outdated.

Now that you know what cropped pants are, here are 11 cute ways that you can style them with boots!

11 Ways To Style Cropped Pants With Boots

Cropped pants are the new norm, and full-length trousers are fast becoming passé. There’s one sure shot way of styling this outfit – with boots. Let’s see how you can go about it.

1. Printed Cropped Trousers And Gold Boots

Printed cropped trousers and gold boots
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Don’t shy away from gold boots. In fact, go all out with them! Go for printed pants, an oversized fur jacket, a long top, and anything you would otherwise not imagine bringing together to create this edgy look.


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Apart from gold boots, you can also opt for tan, red, or light brown boots. Since this outfit is dark-toned, these light and bright boot colors will become the showstopper of the outfit.

2. Blue Jeans And Ankle Booties

Blue jeans and ankle booties
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Wearing full-length jeans or leggings with ankle-length boots is not the norm anymore, cropped pants are.

3. Trousers And Black Boots

Trousers and black boots
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Do you never miss a chance to look all tomboy-ish? Then, go for that look with cropped pants. A leather jacket, black combat boots, and wide-legged trousers will set the look.


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For a more feminine touch, pick boots with thick heels (like wedges) or stiletto boots. These boots also make you look taller while still keeping with the badass grunge theme.

4. Pantsuit And White Boots

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Pantsuits are all the rage right now and not just as quintessential formal wear. In fact, they are being worn for anything but formal occasions. A retro checkered suit with white boots, angular glasses, and a fanny pack makes for a great look.

5. Boyfriend Jeans And Animal Print Boots

Boyfriend jeans and animal print boots
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If you want to make the most of your boyfriend jeans, crop a couple of inches off the bottom. It will make them look incredibly sexy. If you want to polish the look, throw on a red trench coat and finish off with animal print boots to add character.

6. All-Black Outfit And Red Boots

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An all-black outfit can be a real savior and something I don’t mind living my life in. I know that I’m speaking for most of us here. If you want to break the monotony of this look, do it with red ankle booties. A scarf, glasses, and red lipstick play well with this winter look too.

7. Mommy Pants And Beige Boots

Mommy pants and beige boots
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Mom jeans with an oversized shirt is like comfort food. It never looks dated, and has a distinct vibe of its own. Update the look and pair it with beige boots.

8. Cotton Pants

Cotton pants with boots
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Break all workwear norms and stereotypes of cotton pants with these wine-red ankle beauties. Keep everything else subtle except the footwear, going for brown suede combat boots. Remember, the trick to nailing this look is in the cropped hem.

9. Chelsea Boots With Cropped Jeans

Chelsea boots with cropped jeans
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When it comes to combat boots, Chelseas are a crowd favorite. They look great when the attention is not divided, so cropped pants are your answer. Culottes that go down till your calves are an even better option. Throw on a tank top and trench coat to ease through this outfit!

10. Culottes And Combats

Culottes and combats
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Culottes are not cropped pants per se, but they are something that everyone is collectively falling in love with. You can wear them as casuals, formals, and as partywear. A turtleneck sweater to balance the width of the pants, combat boots, and a trench coat can all keep up with the swag.

11. Skinny Cropped Pants

Skinny cropped pants with boots
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Skinny jeans are bae. Throw on a leather jacket, and it’s twice as good! A simple T-shirt and ankle-length boots add up this look to a hundred!

Infographic: Tips On Styling Cropped Pants With Boots

The styling ideas discussed above are enough for you to be that girl you have always wanted to be. But there remains a question that needs to be answered while dressing up – do you feel the look you are going for? Because you can ooze confidence only when you love your look. To help you, we have listed some tips in the infographic below. Check it out.

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Pairing cropped pants with boots is the latest and coolest street style, with trendsetters like Ariana Grande, Kendall Jenner, and Kim Kardashian backing it up. Cropped pants typically end at the ankles or the shin and are different from capris which are calf length and quite passé. You can play around with cropped trousers, jeans, and even pantsuits while pairing them with booties and ankle boots. The resulting style is often street-smart, hip, and tomboyish. Don’t be afraid to make statements with your boots when wearing cropped pants. However, don’t go bold on both to avoid a clash in your outfit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you wear knee-high boots with cropped pants?

Yes. You can wear knee-high boots with cropped pants. This combo looks stylish and gives you a smart, hip look.

Can you wear cropped pants with socks?

Yes. You can wear cropped pants with socks. They are warm and look flattering. In addition, they are not bulky to wear.

Is it OK to wear boots with capris?

Ankle-length boots look amazing with capris. Also, these boots can cover the distance between the boots and the pants.

Key Takeaways

  • From Kim K to Ariana Grande, many trendsetters love to wear cropped pants with boots.
  • And unlike your regular trousers or jeans, these cropped pants don’t go all the way down.
  • Cropped pants are the new norm, and you can try this rebel outfit in many cute ways.
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Master pairing your jeans and boots for a stylish look! This simple video tutorial will give you tips to follow and what to avoid to create the perfect outfit.

Michelle Wagman

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Michelle Wagman is a fashion industry entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience as a designer’s agent. She is also the editor-in-chief of FashionEdits, a fashion and lifestyle blog. She graduated from FIT with a degree in fashion merchandising and has worked with notable designers on 7th Avenue in NYC.read full bio

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