When the cold weather creeps in and sweater season begins, there's no more flattering item to style up than a cropped jumper. Big knits can remove all sign of a waistline, so I'm always in favour of more shrunken styles. They also can be styled in more ways because of their shorter hemlines. The detail may sound small, but the impact for winter wardrobe could be big.
I've searched through the feeds of some of my favourite fashion girls to bring an edit of fresh, new ways you can style up a cropped jumper—whether you're buying one anew this season or digging out your old autumn clothes for the first time this year. There are party outfit options (tuck your cropped knit into a pleated skirt, et voilá), brunch combinations (high-waisted boyfriend jeans and loafers will do nicely) and work-friendly formulas (can't go wrong with a pair of smart wide-leg trousers)…
Keep reading to see just how to wear a cropped jumper now, and shop some of the essentials required.
Roberta Benteler's puff-sleeve knit looks coolest with boyfriend jeans and flats—the girlish/boyish ratio is just right.
Sofie Valkiers proves that a cropped hoodie can look smart with this tailored coat–and–leather miniskirt combination.