Transition Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring with Cropped Jeans

Hello and welcome back to my mini-series on transition style with Amy Ann from Straight A Style!

So far we’ve talked about transitioning our outfits from winter to spring with a shoe swap, brighter colors, and lighter layers. Today we’re both styling outfits with cropped jeans.

You can see more of Amy’s outfit in this post.

Transitioning Your Wardrobe from Winter to Spring with Cropped Jeans

First, let’s talk about how cute this ballerina raglan sweater is.

I found this sweater at Everlane, and it’s a great transition piece because it has the warmth of cashmere, but the 3/4 length sleeves and beautiful open neckline are a nod to spring.

If you’re not familiar with Everlane, they’re an apparel company that is committed to transparency and supporting ethical factories around the world.

It’s a great company to support, and you get a very good quality product at fair prices. They don’t usually run sales, but their products are priced accurately for the value, and they’re very open about the cost to manufacture each product they produce.

I love the subtle details in this sweater like the knit detail at the shoulder seems, and the neckline is super flattering. It also comes in pale blue heather and black, and I’m wearing the small for reference.

These cropped jeans are from LOFT, and I found them surprisingly flattering! Y’all know how I’ve struggled to find cropped straight denim that I like, and these are pretty good.

They do run really big, though. I’m wearing the 28 and I think I need the 27, which is completely unheard of. If anything, I sometimes have to size up to a 29.

These shoes are another good example of the shoe swap tip for transitioning your winter outfits to spring. Mules are the perfect transition shoe, in my opinion, and these are actually quite comfortable.

They’re the Sam Edelman Laurna mules in the buff nude color, and they also run big. I typically wear an 8 or 8.5 in shoes and I had to size down to a 7.5 in these.

If you have thicker feet or a higher arch, you may find them more true to size, but for my flat feet, I had to size down an extra half size to get a good fit.

I accessorized this simple look with two short delicate necklaces from Gorjana — which I just learned I’ve been pronouncing incorrectly for years.

I was reading it phonetically (george-anna) but I heard the sales associate at Nordstrom this weekend say Gor-e-ah-na with a soft g. *mind blown*

I also wore this beaded coil bracelet from Stella & Dot, and I carried my Everlane tote.

I have a feeling I’m going to be getting a lot of use out of this bag this spring! The Light Taupe seems to go with everything I’m wearing lately, and it looks like it was made to match these shoes.

Matching your shoes and handbag isn’t necessary, and sometimes I prefer not to, but it’s perfectly fine to do so.

Outfit Details:

Everlane The Cashmere Ballerina Raglan // LOFT Destructed Straight Leg Jeans // Sam Edelman Laura Mules // Everlane The Day Market Tote // Stella & Dot Gia Coil Bracelet // Gorjana Chloe Pendant // Gorjana Super Star Necklace

I love a good pair of cropped jeans in the springtime, and they’re also a good alternative to shorts in the summertime. You can find them in whatever silhouette you like best — skinny, straight, or bootcut.

Here are a few other ways I’ve styled cropped jeans over the past few seasons.

With a tee and sandals…

With a tee and sneakers…

With a sweater and wedge sandals…

With a printed top, denim jacket, and wedge sandals…

How to Style Light Wash Jeans

With a tee and cardigan plus wedge sandals…

Be sure to stop by Straight A Style to see how Amy Ann is styling cropped jeans for transition season.

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photos: Alison Cornell