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.
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.
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.