What Shoes & Boots You Can Wear With Your Cropped Jeans

What Shoes & Boots You Can Wear With Your Cropped Jeans

– How many of you are confused when it comes to what shoes to wear with those cropped jeans? Today I’m gonna help break it all down. (high energy music) Hi ladies, it’s Erin and
welcome back to my channel. Today I wanna talk about cropped jeans and what shoes specifically
to wear with cropped jeans. I know this is an area
that’s very confusing for many of you, I know this, because you
message me and you tell me. You guys are the best at
providing me with new video ideas. So, I thought it would be
great to kinda break it down since I’ve talked about
ankle boots and skinny jeans, but I haven’t really
addressed cropped jeans and cropped pants. So, I think this is a topic
we can all benefit from having a little refresher. There are couple different
kinds of cropped jeans, the first one is a cropped straight jean and that’s where the leg is
just kinda straight down. And then there’s the cropped flare, and that’s where the leg
kind of flares out a bit. What shoes you wear or
how you wear the shoes will vary depending on what
kind of cropped jeans you have. By the way, if you’re interested
in styling cropped pants, cropped trousers, I did do a video featuring three different
ways to wear cropped trousers, and I will put a link to that here. (upbeat music) First let’s start out with the ankle boot because I feel like the ankle
boot is the most challenging and that’s where a lot
of us have our questions. So let’s just get that
one out of the gate, and then I’ll talk about
the different kinds of shoes that you can wear with your cropped jeans. So, ankle boots will vary depending on, it depends on a couple things
like where the jean falls in relation to the top of your ankle boot. And again, the leg style of the jeans. So let’s take a traditional ankle bootie, these are by ECCO, it’s
a very traditional height of ankle boot. This is one of those tricky combinations, because the jean is a little bit longer than the actual ankle boot itself. So with this particular pair of boots, what I would do is I would
either cuff it one cuff, so that the cuff is really simple and it just falls above
the top of the ankle boot. Or in this case, instead of tucking because I feel like
the jean really is only just over the top of the boot, and if I try to tuck, it will bunch up and it will inevitably
fall outta the boot. So in this case, I would either
put it over the ankle boot or I would just do that one
cuff that I talked about. Now, if you were to pick
a different style of leg of cropped pants, so if you went with a
cropped flare for example, you just leave it. You don’t have to do anything, there’s no cuffing involved, there’s no tucking involved, it’s a much easier combination, pretty much with any style of ankle boot, you just let it be. This is the easiest, right? But back to the cropped straight. So, let’s say for example,
you have a shorter ankle boot that falls well below
the bottom of the jean. And again, you can just leave it, you don’t have to do anything. It’s only tricky when you
have this excess of jean over the ankle boot, then
you have to make a decision, do I cuff? Do I tuck? Or do I put the jean over the boot? And some of you have mentioned to me that you worry about the
cuff cutting you off, and that is going to depend
on how big the cuff is, the color of the denim, and how big the space
is between the bootie and the jean itself. So, if you cuff up your jean and it’s a dark denim on the
inside as well as the outside, that’s really not gonna break up the line, don’t worry about it. And if there’s just a teeny
tiny little bit of space, of skin between the
jean and the ankle boot, it’s really not gonna break up the line, don’t worry about it. (upbeat music) Okay, now I wanna talk
about this sock bootie, because the sock bootie even
though it’s an ankle boot, is a little bit different
from a traditional ankle boot. So some ankle boots are really wide, they have a wide opening, and that is a deal for tucking. Some are a little slimmer, and then you have to make
that decision to cuff, tuck, or hang over. And then the sock booties fit like socks, so those are literally
super snug to the leg, and those are ideal for wearing
the jeans over the booties. If I were to take the same pair of jeans and wanna wear them with sock booties, it’s a no-brainer to wear
the jeans over the boots. (upbeat music) The next pair of shoes I wanna talk about is the strappy shoe, and the cropped jean is really ideal for a very awesome,
strappy statement shoe. Because it is cropped, you
have room for the ankle strap, and the straps, and all
that funkiness going on. So, just make sure that the jean itself isn’t dipping down into that strappy shoe. So, it’s the same with the ankle boots. So if you have a jean
that’s a little bit longer than let’s say, your ankle strap for your sexy statement shoes, then I would just do one simple cuff up, so that there is no conflict there. And then again with the cropped flare, and the statement shoe, and
the strappy statement shoe, you don’t really need to do
anything, you just let it be. (upbeat music) Pumps are another no-brainer
with cropped jeans. They look amazing together, it is just such a great look. You might be worried a little bit about breaking up the line, especially if you’re on the petite side, but you’re still wearing heels so I feel like you can still
do it and get away with it. I wear it all the time and I’m only 5’4″, so I just think it’s a
great, really sexy look and really that cropped
jean frames the shoes so beautifully. So, think of it that way
it’s sort of like this, it’s like teeing up that shoe, it makes the shoe the
center of the attention. (upbeat music) Another shoe option is
a great pair of flats and that could be ballet
flats, loafer flats, slides, whatever flat that you
have in your closet, you definitely can wear
with your cropped jeans. I feel like you will
look a little bit shorter but I feel like you also have to weigh function and fashion sometimes, and you just can’t wear heels all the time especially if you have kids
and you’re running around, or you work on your feet all day, or you’re a school teacher. So I feel like flats and cropped jeans are also a great combination. If you do a pointed-toe flat, that is going to elongate
the leg a little bit more, so that’s one way you can gain back a little bit a height, if you will. And also if you wear all
in the same color family, so if it’s a dark jean, maybe a dark shoe to elongate you even more. (upbeat music) The last pair of shoes I
wanna talk about are sneakers. You guys know sneakers are
having a moment right now, I’ve talked about this at length, it’s been in my trend video, I did a Wear It Three
Ways with white sneakers. By the way, if you wanna watch that or any of my Wear It
Three Way videos (laughs), I’ll put that right here that
you can click on and watch. But the white sneakers are
having a moment for sure, but still black and gray and other colors are definitely on-trend as well. Same concept with the
cropped jean and the flat. What I would do if you’re
worried about height and the line breaking up, I would do more of a platform sneaker, or a pumped up sneaker, and there are tons of ’em right now. So that way you feel like, oh I’m cutting my line a little bit, but you’re gaining a little back by wearing a platform
sneaker or just a sneaker that’s got a huge, big
ol’ thick turbo sole. That’ll give you a couple
inches back (laughs). I hope that makes it a
little bit simpler for you so when you do go for those cropped jeans, you’re not overwhelmed by the shoe choice and do you make more of an
informed, confident decision, and that’s always my goal to empower you to make more confident style choices. So, you’ll be like, ah but the jean is dipping into the bootie
and I don’t know what to do, well here are my choices. I can cuff, I can tuck, or
I can hang it over the boot, and you’ll know pretty quickly if a tucks gonna work or
not, try it, zip it up, walk a couple steps, see
if the jean pops out. If it starts popping you, then you know that’s not an option, just do it over the boot
or just cuff it one time. And then, with the rest of the shoes, and of course with those cropped flares, you have a lot more flexibility. It’s not gonna be as puzzling (laughs). But do let me know if
you have any questions, if I left any shoes out,
I probably did I’m sure, but let me know if you
have any questions at all. And don’t forget to
subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already, give
a thumbs up to the video, and thank you so much for watching, and I will see you guys next time, bye. (bell chimes)

100 Replies to “What Shoes & Boots You Can Wear With Your Cropped Jeans”

  1. Hello Erin ! Request you to please do a video on handbags. What to do with bags for formal and informal looks this winter? How to team beige bag (if at all) with nude pumps (if it can be done) for a formal look. And beige bag with nude jacket (again if at all) for informal look. I am trying really hard to move a bit away from black hand bags. Because they are easy to team up with anything, I always end up buying black bags of all sizes. And because these are investment pieces I can’t, rather don’t feel like getting rid of them easily.
    Sorry for such a long request / explanation…

  2. I’ve definitely been in a shoe kick lately! I just ordered a new pair of moto boots, and I plan to buy some other shoes. I love your style and videos. They always inspire me to buy more. Lol.

  3. I LOVE YOUR VIDEOS! You keep it real and do lux and style in the same attainable way as I! I just picked up a pair of Hudson London moto boots from and watched your video on how to style them which was fantastic! Just love your channel!

  4. Hey Erin, do you mind doing a how to style loafers for work? I have a hard time finding comfortable flats for work and a friends suggested loafers. I just don’t know how to style them for work.

  5. I just saw a BBC documentary on you tube about how fast fashion is poisoning people and destroying our environment. It’s completely frightening. Would you please highlight some slow, eco, or sustainable fashion brands? I know everyone wants more for less, but I can’t do it anymore—not when people are getting sick.

  6. Im super into mock neck and turtle necks. Mock necks are easy to wear but with turtle necks im confused if i should fold it or scrunch it? That would be a helpful video as well as what to wear with them🙌👍 You always have such helpful information💛

  7. OMG Thank you. I watched this video twice! I love cropped jeans cause I'm also 5'4 and they work best for me. Thank you so much for your great videos.

  8. I love the looks. I notice, however, that often you appear to go without socks. I have two problems with this….I get blisters and I live in Wisconsin. Ideas?

  9. Erin, thanks so much. This is a video I will go back to time and time again for tips. I love how you focus on elongating our bodies. I am 5' and need lots of elongating. Lol. Would love to see a video on styling over the knee and tall boots with skirts and dresses. xo-beth

  10. I have watched you for years and have absolutely loved watching your channel grow while you remained humble. You are an inspiring, kind, motivating lady!

  11. I wear a lot of long cardigans… do all these examples still work? Cropped and long cardigans… is that an ok proportion?

  12. I live in Toronto and the weather is starting to get cold (close to freezing) but I still want to wear my All Saints strappy heels. They are closed toe and cover most of my foot but open in back with an ankle strap…How long do you think I can keep wearing these? And what is your take on strappy heels with opaque tights???

  13. Sock bootie for less: Hi Erin! I am just purchasing my first pairs of ankle boots. I KNOW!!! I'm so far behind. I adore the sock bootie from Shopbob, but I cannot bring myself to spend that. I did find Simply Vera Vera Wang Persimmon Women's Ankle Boots that are on sale for $49.95 at Kohl's. Just thought I would put that in for those that cannot spend the money but want to LOOK like we did. Great subject that you hit on. Thank you for your posts!!

  14. Looks like you're not wearing any socks with any of the shoes. When i don't wear socks the shoes break down so much more quickly. So two questions – how do you not damage your footwear by going sockless?
    And, I typically wear athletic ankle socks with my ankle boots, however often when I sit down, there's that white top of the sock peeking out – yuck! Do you have any recommendations on sockwear to wear with ankle boots?

  15. Your videos are always so timely for me. Thank you for such incredible content. I’m 49 and 5’3 and love your style! I don’t look my age nor do I dress my age ( classy not trashy haha). Your videos are so helpful in my choices. Thank you!

  16. If anybody is like me and wants to purchase those Steve Madden sock booties and wants to save a little bit of money, they’re having a customer appreciation event at Macy’s. So you can buy them for $74.

  17. Hi Erin hope so you are ok with family and friends 🤗😍 can you do a perfect dress for a Pettit woman ,what kind of style do we use . Do you recommend short dress or long 🤔 please I need help😉😘😍

  18. Hi Erin been watching & loving all your videos these past few weeks, thank you for being so relatable. I’m wondering if you can talk about graying hair…you probably don’t have to worry about that! I’m 59 and I’m having to color my hair (especially the roots) every 4 weeks and I’m getting tired of it 😩. I’m brunette so the grays really show. Debating on whether to go a lighter color so the grays aren’t so noticeable or just give it up ..lol.

  19. How can u style leggings? I know leggings r not jeans but I’m a mom of 4 small children I dnt go anywhere that requires really dressing up n I love leggings they r comfy n easy!!!! I would love to learn diff ways I can style them!!!!

  20. Hi Erin, I thought tucking pants into boots was passe'. Teens and 20 somethings have told me that look is totally out and not to do it. So I don't. (lol). Thank you for all you do, I think you are amazing!

  21. Love all of your videos! Is it safe to say that capris are out of style now? Whether they are denim or cargo style, is it safe to donate them 🙂 I feel they are not flattering at all.

  22. Hi Erin, would love to see a video on the teddy jacket or sometimes called fluffy or Sherpa, iam seeing a lot of them in stores now, you always seem to add a little flair to certain styles thanks 🍂

  23. You know what? Everytime I hear myself say, What am I supposed to… I remember: Do what YOU like!! THAT, is what is important ( Fashion-wise! ) Mystery solved!!😉😊❤

  24. Thanks Beautiful Erin. ..I did wonder if I was doing ok with the cropped jeans and shoes, boots etc. I am loving your nails💟💟💟 I bet you are wearing every cute jacket you have. Soon , you can wear all those beautiful coats. I am such a summer girl, but I have more vests, jackets and coats than I have regular clothes, so for that reason , and the fact Kent hates hot weather, I am ok with the cooler temps..lots of love🍁🍂🍃 and thanks for all your tips.😁🎃💟

  25. I LOVE your style…why can’t we just continue to enjoy Erin’s great videos instead of trying to dissect everything…can’t at least something be fun for once?

  26. This was good. I feel like a flared crop needs a more ankle form fitting booty? The non fitted booty with the flare crop adds so much thickness to your ankle, maybe it’s just me. At any rate this was well done.

  27. Thank you for another terrific video! I feel like I have my own secret friend with the coolest fashion advice! Have a great weekend!

  28. So one takeaway from this video would be that crop jeans give you some real estate so use it to add something, like w/ the strappy shoes you can't wear with long jeans and try to keep the line only slightly broken when cuffing? ♡ love your channel, Erin!

  29. Thanks for the thorough video… Answered all my questions:)
    Erin, can you please share what is that beautiful nail polish you're wearing (shade/ brand)??

  30. This was so helpful. Your videos are always so informative. I’m always second guessing myself but not anymore. Thank you Erin!😘❤️

  31. Hi Erin, love your vlogs. I've noticed you wear very nice dainty jewelry.  I like the circle choker and the circle ring.  Do you mind sharing where you got those?

  32. As s short woman lm do glad I found your channel,thank you for the videos..I'm 5 feet contemplating if I should buy a pair of tan knee high Boots..do you think it will make me look shorter when paired with colors other than beige or tan.?

  33. Hi Erin! I just love your shoe collection! I want to find a crop flare that works or a crop in general. Im 5'4 and most of the crop flares are so long on me that I dont know where to hem them to?? The other problem I have is when the bottoms have the cool distressing if I have to hem them its always a problem, HELP lol

  34. Did you see that the new nordy program removes triple points days and now we are only getting double points days? I wish influencers would tell them reducing benefits is not good!

  35. Great tips! I'm in the market for some cute/functional hiking boots and I'm guessing you would probably wear that tucked or with leggings? I'm only 5'1", so I'm always trying to appear taller😄

  36. Thank you, Erin! I love all those different ways to pair crop pants and shoes! The only one I find hard to pull off personally is the sneaker or trainer. I use to be 5'4" tall, but lately, at almost 60 I am now 5' 3 1/2" ……..LOL …….I'm shrinking by the day I fear LOL! Anyway, when I wear trainers with my crop jeans, I look a little bit like a lollypop kid from the Wizard Of OZ! I was wondering if maybe a pointy toe sneaker might be my answer??? Are pointy toe sneakers in or out these days? What are your thoughts?

  37. Hey Erin, Im new to your channel…LOVE!!!! I live on the Oregon Coast…shall we say WET WINTER!? I dont know if you have done any videos on dressing for wet winter weather but it would be awesome if you havent. If you have, could someone direct me to them!? Please? I have learned a lot from your style videos and even added a super cute pair of white jeans to my closet! Yay! Thanks again!

  38. Please tell me if the leopard mules run true to size. They are out of my size. Could I go down one half size? Do they run large? Thank you!!!!

  39. So glad you introduced us to the camisole you are wearing earlier this summer. Although it cost me an arm and leg to get it from Nordstrom to me across the pond, it has been totally worth it. Great piece for so many looks, and I have worn it a lot. Pondering if I should buy a few more colors😉😊.

  40. I really like your vdos very much…Your way of explanation is really great…Thank you so much for sharing this vdo…

  41. Always such great tips and love the area you’re filming in. Really enjoying the style reboot series as a recent subbie. Xo🥂

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