Cropped Trousers: The Item Of The Season

I *think* it’s getting warm enough to bare my ankles now… Risky business, and yes I did only just shave my ankles on this day so I could wear this outfit, but that’s Spring for you – we’re not quite ready for full legs out yet, are we?

In my last outfit post I chatted all about Spring buys and things to invest into now before we actually get some Spring sun (read the post here) and today I’m continuing the theme with cropped trousers. Anyone else find they stop wearing trousers over Winter because they look odd with ankle boots but you don’t want to wear court shoes/pumps because your feet will freeze off? I never seem to get the trouser/ankle boot look right so I’ve spent the last 3 months wearing skirts/dresses with tights and boots, but now I’m showing my lower legs and keeping the boots on with cropped trousers.

I know, I’m a brave girl.

These trousers are a velvet pair I nabbed from New Look over the Winter, but I haven’t worn them barely at all due to the weather so I’m loving that I can start getting them out! I’m of course still wearing them with knitwear and this plain H&M jumper was perfect tucked in for a monochrome look.

Over Winter I do tend to ruin my ankle boots quite quickly so not long ago I bought some sale beauties to keep me going for Spring – they’re from Dorothy Perkins and they only have a few sizes left but ohhh my word they’re SO comfy and I’m hoping they’ll last me til’ next Winter.

Finally, a black and white look never goes finished without a colourful bag, does it?! I’ve got me a new Radley bag! This one isn’t available to shop on their site as I bought it at a local outlet, but the pink and black combo is just SO me.

After a little shop in Newbury I found so many high street shops were into cropped trousers, and I think they’re such an essential item for those who struggle to find work trousers that fit properly (aka, me). Tapered trousers always end up being too tight somewhere and loose somewhere else, or not long enough, or too long… I find it all so much hassle that culottes and cropped trousers are the way to go for me, and when the sun comes out I can swap the ankle boots for normal shoes (finally!). Anyone else can’t wait to paint their toe nails!?

Here are a few high street options I’m loving, plus this pair which I’ve purchased for myself!


Jumper – H&M (old, similar here)

Cropped Trousers – New Look (sold out, similar on sale here!)

Bag – Radley

Shoes – Dorothy Perkins

Necklace – Boohoo

What do you think of cropped trousers? Are you brave enough to bare ankles yet or is it JUST too cold?! Let me know what you think of the outfit!

R x



  1. Sarah
    25th March 2018 / 9:54 am

    I agree, cropped trousers are so nice! I bought a very similar pair from Primark and I can’t wait to wear them 🙂

    • 25th March 2018 / 2:02 pm

      So nice right?! Thank you Sarah. Yes there are some lush ones in Primark I must go and get some!

      R xoxo

  2. 25th March 2018 / 8:52 pm

    Love this outfit looks lovely on you x

    • 30th March 2018 / 1:35 pm

      Thanks so much, Kate! So glad you like it.

      R xoxo

  3. 28th March 2018 / 11:37 pm

    This outfit looks great on you! I can never seem to find a pair of cropped trousers that suit me but I’m going to have another shop around after reading this. Love your photos!

    Roxanne xx

    • 30th March 2018 / 1:37 pm

      A lot of people have said the same but I think New Look and ASOS have the best! Very affordable and usually have Petite/Tall ranges too if you want varied lengths!

      R xoxo

  4. 2nd April 2018 / 5:44 pm

    I bloody LOVE a pair of cropped trousers and these ones are lovely (as are the ones you linked – those embroidered topshop ones are incredible!). Loving the pop of colour from the bag too xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • 3rd April 2018 / 9:11 pm

      Thanks Soph!! I love them too I can’t stop wearing them! I want the Topshop ones so bad but can’t decide whether I want them in grey or black… haha!

      R xoxo

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