Here’s How You Style Cropped Pants With Boots

Written by Pratima Ati

Pairing cropped pants with boots is like marrying two people from entirely different backgrounds. But hey, it’s these differences that make marriage beautiful. Bring together the fall staple boots and the wardrobe essential cropped pants to see the magic unfold. Yes, it’s a thing. Kendall Jenner, Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, and all other street style enthusiasts approve of this look. Here’s how you can style your cropped pants with ankle boots. Take a look!

What Are Cropped Pants?

Cropped pants are ankle-length pants that 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 Don’t confuse cropped pants with capris because the latter are calf-length and quite outdated.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


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.

2. Blue Jeans And Ankle Booties


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

3. Trousers And Black Boots


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 do it just right for you.

4. Pantsuit And White Boots


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 is one way to stand out.

5. Boyfriend Jeans And Animal Print Boots


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


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 look too.

7. Mommy Pants And Beige Boots


Mom jeans with an oversized shirt is like comfort food, never looks dated, and has a demeanor you can’t quite get with anything else. Keep up with this look and pair it with beige boots.

8. Cotton Pants


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


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 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 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!

If you haven’t already explored the cropped pants with boots look, you should consider it. Which outfit is your favorite from this list? Let us know by posting a message in the comments section below.

Frequently Asked Questions

What shoes go with cropped pants in winter?

You can try combat boots in winter with cropped pants. They give you good coverage without fully covering your legs. Sneakers are good too if it’s not snowing. But if it’s getting colder, you need higher boots.

What kind of pants do you wear with boots?

Cropped pants and tapered jeans look great with boots. Jeggings, treggings, and leggings are exciting choices as well. In fall, summer, or when going to a ranch party, go for frayed shorts and boots.

Should you tuck pants into boots?

Don’t tuck your pants in if you are wearing ankle-length boots. Do it if you are wearing calf-length or knee-high boots. Make sure you wear tapered pants, though.


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After working in Marketing and Business Development for a few years, Pratima Ati jumped ship to pursue two things she loved – fashion and writing. She’s now a full-time Fashion & Lifestyle writer and has never looked back ever since. She sleeps early, reads often, and when she can't, she finally gives a closure to all the characters living in her drafts. Sometimes, they pass off as poetry too! That, and her training in Indian classical music and playing (learning) the veena keep her sane, civil, and bearable.