Wearing cropped pants in winter

Can you wear cropped pants in winter? Of course you can! And here are some ideas on how to do it.

Wearing cropped pants with a winter scarfEnjoying the Santa Cruz Yacht HarborAt the yacht harbor in between rainsCropped pantsuit

Wilfred Jumpsuit / Julio long-sleeved top (old) / Vince booties – similar 

This jumpsuit was one of my end-of-year sale buys. I love the basket-weave fabric which gives it a sort of retro feel. I also love the silhouette, because it draws attention to my curves in a good way. Woohoo!

This piece will undoubtedly look wonderful in warmer months without any layers and a pair of mid- to high-heeled sandals. But in the meantime, I’m grateful that I can wear it now. With just a long-sleeved shirt underneath – or turtleneck – and a pair of booties, it’s instantly winterized.

I took this photo shoot in California, by the way, during and in between rain showers. (Oh, how I love a challenge!) I took some shots at our Santa Cruz home with Mark’s and my “Bubble” mural of mirrors in the background; I took others at the yacht harbor – so peaceful! And I wasn’t freezing to death! Back in Seattle, I’d wear it with a short cardigan (to show off the jumpsuit’s cinched waistline) and a long coat.

And notice I’m not wearing any jewelry? I forgot to pack it on this trip. Oops! Thank goodness, I’m a minimalist. The look still works, in my opinion.

Now you might be wondering:

What are other ways to wear cropped pants in winter?
  • With booties as shown above
  • With fitted boots as I did here
  • With sneakers or oxfords, leaving a few inches of skin visible below the pant – and layer layer layer up top!
  • If they’re narrow-legged, with the hem skimming the top of your booties
  • With fun, chunky socks and a block-heel shoe
Here are extra flattering ways to wear cropped pants if you’re curvy like me:
  • With narrow-toed shoes, preferably block-heeled
  • If going for fun socks, stick with socks in a medium weight and similar tone to that of the pants

Do you have any other ways to wear cropped pants in the winter?

XO, Janea


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10 Comments on #OOTD – How to Wear Cropped Pants in Winter

    • Janea
      January 25, 2017 at 10:14 pm (3 months ago)

      Thanks, Sharon! xo

  1. David
    January 26, 2017 at 8:11 am (3 months ago)

    Love it!!

    • Janea
      January 26, 2017 at 8:13 am (3 months ago)

      Thanks, David!

    • Janea
      January 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm (3 months ago)

      Thank you, Ashley! xo

  2. Gabrielle
    January 27, 2017 at 6:02 am (3 months ago)

    Opting for block-heels ankle boots sounds like the perfect way of bringing cropped trousers and/or jumpsuit into this chilly season! Love the unusual colour of your outfit, by the way 🙂


    • Janea
      January 27, 2017 at 7:35 am (3 months ago)

      So glad you like it, Gabrielle! xx

    • Janea
      January 27, 2017 at 8:58 am (3 months ago)

      Thank you, Monica! xx


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