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One of my favorite trends to come out of 2021 cropped cardigans. Here are 4 cute cropped cardigan outfits you can copy! 

Shorter cardigans are coming back, after years of long cardigans being in! These shorter cardigans can be worn open like we did back in the day, but they also can be worn closed as a top. Cropped cardigan outfits are easy to put together.

That’s my favorite way to wear them, and if you’re seeing them around and trying to figure out how to wear them too, here are some easy ways to wear them in an outfit.

How to Wear a Cardigan as a Top 

Wear your cropped cardigan with skinny jeans

No, skinny jeans aren’t out! They’re a great option to wear with a short cardigan. Try them with flats or ankle boots or sneakers with your skinny jeans and add a little half tuck.

TARGET SWEATER (wearing size XS) | GOOD AMERICAN SKINNY JEANS | CHELSEA BOOTS | AMAZON SOCKS 

Wear your cropped cardigan with wide leg pants

Cropped wide leg pants are so great in the spring and summer, and they’re great with a cropped cardigan!

I planned to do a half tuck with these pants, but because of the boxy fit of the cardigan and the high waisted pants, a full tuck helped define my waist better. You do what works best for your cardigan and pants!

EVERLANE PANTS (similar HERE) | GRAY MADEWELL SWEATER (similar HERE) | GOLDEN GOOSE SNEAKERS 

Wear your cropped cardigan with mom jeans

You can absolutely wear these cropped, boxy cardigans with a looser pair of mom jeans or boyfriend jeans. A half tuck helps keep the look from feeling too boxy, and defines your waist!

PURPLE TARGET CARDIGAN | EVEREVE CITIZENS OF HUMANITY JEANS | ROTHY’S FLATS (code MERRICK20 works for $20 off for new customers!)

Wear your cropped cardigan tucked into a skirt 

You can absolutely wear a cropped cardigan with a skirt! Try it with a pleated skirt or a pencil skirt…I’d recommend tucking to define your waist if you’re pairing it with a flowy skirt.

LEOPARD MIDI SKIRT | MADEWELL CARDIGAN  (Similar HERE) | SIMILAR ANKLE BOOTS 

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4 Cropped Cardigan Outfit Ideas

how to wear a cropped cardigan

Can you still wear short cardigans? The old fashioned short open cardigans are out, but cropped cardigans worn buttoned up and as a pullover sweater are great. Here are 4 cute cropped cardigan outfits you can copy! 

 

Shorter cardigans are coming back, after years of long cardigans being in! The GenZers are wearing them open sometimes, with bra tops underneath, but wearing them closed as a pullover top is more age appropriate for me.

That’s my favorite way to wear them, and if you’ve been seeing them around and trying to figure out how to wear them too, here are some easy ways to wear them in an outfit.

I’ve been getting a lot of requests for more warm weather outfits, but any of these would work with a coat over the top, or warmer shoes, if you live somewhere were it’s super cold!

 

How to Wear a Cardigan as a Top 

cropped cardigan sweater with skinny jeans

Wear your cropped cardigan with skinny jeans

No, skinny jeans aren’t out! They’re a great option to wear with a short cardigan. Try them with flats or ankle boots or sneakers with your skinny jeans and add a little half tuck.

SIMILAR SWEATER HERE AND HERE | GOOD AMERICAN SKINNY JEANS | SIMILAR CHELSEA BOOTS | AMAZON SOCKS 

 

WHITE PANTS WITH GRAY CROPPED CARDIGAN

Wear your cropped cardigan with wide leg pants

I wear cropped wide leg pants year round, and you can absolutely wear them with ankle boots during the winter if you live somewhere cold. They’re great with a cropped cardigan!

I planned to do a half tuck with these pants, but because of the boxy fit of the cardigan and the high waisted pants, a full tuck helped define my waist better. You do what works best for your cardigan and pants!

EVERLANE PANTS (similar HERE) | GRAY MADEWELL SWEATER | GOLDEN GOOSE SNEAKERS 

 

PURPLE CARDIGAN WITH MOM JEANS

Wear your cropped cardigan with mom jeans

You can absolutely wear these cropped, boxy cardigans with a looser pair of mom jeans or boyfriend jeans. A half tuck helps keep the look from feeling too boxy, and defines your waist!

SIMILAR SWEATER HERE AND HERE | EVEREVE CITIZENS OF HUMANITY JEANS | ROTHY’S FLATS (code MERRICK20 works for $20 off for new customers!)

 

LEOPARD SKIRT WITH GRAY CARDIGAN

Wear your cropped cardigan tucked into a skirt 

You can absolutely wear a cropped cardigan with a skirt! Try it with a pleated skirt or a pencil skirt…I’d recommend tucking to define your waist if you’re pairing it with a flowy skirt.

LEOPARD MIDI SKIRT | MADEWELL CARDIGAN   | SIMILAR ANKLE BOOTS 

 

 

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4 Comments

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    All of the links i tried for outfit #1 are going to The same pair of jeans on Madewell. I was tryiNg to look at the slim sneakers you recommended. Love your fashion advice!!

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