Good news for all cardigan lovers: The fashion trends of this winter bring us a real style highlight with cropped cardigans. We reveal how you can combine the look super easily and beautifully.
Cardigans are a must for many in winter. No wonder, because these things are simply super practical: warm, comfortable, versatile and beautiful too. This year the trend is going to two extremes: Either we wear our cardigans oversize and extra long or we use the said extra short cropped cardigans. The latter now sounds counterproductive in terms of refrigeration technology, but don't worry: the story with the cropped cardigans has a method and we reveal why the whole thing makes total sense.
Extra short cardigans in winter?
Cropped cradigans do not come out of nowhere: They are simply a logical consequence of the development of pants and rock trends in recent years. Because the waistband height has increased continuously - and so that a high waistband can be beautifully presented, shortened tops are exactly the right thing!
So if you were afraid of a cropped trend in winter, you can breathe a sigh of relief: The waistbands of our trousers and skirts begin where the cropped cardigans end.
Combinations with cropped cardigans
Cropped cardigans are actually suitable for all bottoms that have a high waistband and conjure up a nice waist. The short cardigan really does magic in terms of the waist. A very good example are trousers, shorts and skirts with a paperbag waistband. But even simple high waist jeans with a nice belt can be an eye-catcher with a nice cropped cardigan.
The now popular wide-leg jeansand, above all, wide pleated trousers go perfectly with cropped cardigans, which we prefer to wear buttoned over wide-cut trousers. Why? Very simple: For a beautiful hourglass silhouette with that certain something.
This principle also works with high waist skirts - depending on our mood, we grab a wide swinging skirt with an animal print, a pencil skirt made of leather or a satin skirt - speaking of satin: tops in lingerie look harmonize beautifully with knitted cropped cardigans ...
Cardigans have a classic - very slightly conservative look. They are well suited for elegant combos, but with style breaks with masculine elements (keyword pleated trousers) or statement pieces such as combat boots you can style real wow looks with them.
A little tip: Filigree necklaces go particularly well with buttoned wool cardigans - several of them can be combined with one another in different lengths.
Cropped Cardigan: How to style the look with a normal cardigan
If you are not quite sure about the whole trend, you can also easily convert a normal cardigan that is about waist-length into a cropped cardigan: Simply button it up and tuck it into your pants or skirt and voilá - the look is one Cropped cardigans (just a little warmer ...). Particularly thick, coarsely knitted or oversized cardigans can simply be tucked into the front of the waistband if trousers or skirts are otherwise too tight or bulky.