How To Wear Cropped Jeans And Socks


For the last few years, one question we’ve been getting over and over is all about socks.  Specifically, do we wear socks with cropped jeans in the winter, or do we just suffer bare ankles in the cold?  And if we do wear socks….which ones?

Rest assured, I’m not one to suffer for fashion no matter how cute, so cold ankles are never my jam.  I’ve been rocking socks with crops for a few years now (almost all of my jeans are cropped – you can see a tutorial of how I crop my jeans here)…and I finally sat down to see if there is a method to the jeans-shoes-socks pairing, because it does depend on which shoes/jeans/socks you’re wearing.

However, I was able to come up with a few foolproof combos and strategies, if you’re interested.  The video explains it, but I’ve included a few photos below with links to the products we featured in the video.

Hope this helps!



ps.  The yellow tee and jeans I’m wearing in most of the video are both from J.Crew.  I’m wearing a size S in the tee, and a size 25 in the jeans.

The Foolproof Combo

Vince Newlyn Sneaker (similar here) | black bootie | jeans

leather jacket | puffer coat | LOVE sweater | cozy sweater

earmuffs – similar | hiking socks | black socks | red socks | patterned socks

Other Cropped Jean & Socks Combos That Work

LEFT: turtleneck | sweater | jeans | socks | Vic Matie Derby Shoes

RIGHT: turtleneck | sweater | jeans | socks (similar) | shoes (similar) 

LEFT: leather jacketscarf | jeans | socks | shoes

MIDDLE: fur coat (similar) | shirt (old maje) other option | jeans | socks | shoes | clutch (similar)

RIGHT: hat | mittens (similar) | jacket | jeans | socks | shoes