Cropped Sweaters And How To Wear 'Em!

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After an intensely hot summer, fall has finally arrived—and with it, the latest batch of cozy sweaters. One trend whose bandwagon we're jumping right on is the cropped silhouette. Surprisingly versatile and flattering, the cropped sweater cropped up (we couldn't resist) on the runways of some of our favorite designer's fall shows. Follow our three easy styling tips for a look that's equal parts comfy and chic.

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Pair a sweater with high-waisted skinny pants, shorts, or a skirt for a rugged look that's high on style.

Above, from left: Proenza Schouler Cropped Wool-Blend Sweater, $2,050, available at Net-A-Porter; Oak Black Cropped Linen Sweater, $152, available at Oak; Timo Weiland fall '10; Adam Cable-Knit Wool-Blend Sweater, $295, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Throw a slim-fitting cropped sweater over a short dress and a pair of textured tights to make a traditionally summery piece season appropriate.

Above, from left: Above, from left: Dolce Vita Baby Alpaca Cropped Sweater, $144, available at Shopbop; Proenza Schouler Waffle Cropped Pullover, $875, available at La Garçonne; Topshop Raw Edge Cropped Sweat, $40, available at Topshop.

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A solid sweater over a crisp button-down puts a unique twist on an everyday essential.

Above, from left: Sparkle & Fade Shaker Cropped Pullover Sweater, $58, available at Urban Outfitters; Proenza Schouler Waffle Cropped Pullover, $875, available at La Garçonne; Rag & Bone Cropped Fair Isle Sweater, $332.03, available at Browns.