How to wear the season’s cropped jacket trend

Tackle this shorter style with flair...
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Cropped jackets are making a comeback this season. These versatile pieces are perfect for adding a modern, chic edge to your winter wardrobe.

Here are some tricks and tips on how to style your latest crop to suit different occasions.

The Cropped Trench

Katie Holmes addresses double denim with her cropped trench. (Photo by Udo Salters/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

This classic trench shade stands out against the co-ordinating blue denim pieces to create an elegant but slightly edgy ensemble.

Tip: Want to hide the hips? Then layer a longer shirt or blouse underneath your cropped jacket to achieve a chic, layered look.

Cotton Rich Stormwear Short Trench Coat $125 from Marks & Spencer

Wide Ultra High Jeans $49.99 from H&M

Denim Collared Relaxed Shirt $87.99 from Marks & Spencer

Eyes on Floyd Multi Zirconia Gold Necklace $69.95 from Hard to Find

Billini Hines Sandals $79.95 from The Iconic

Harper Croc-Effect Structured Top Handle Bag $126 from Charles & Keith

The Cropped Blazer

Sofia Vergara shows off her famous curves in this look. (Photo by Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Pencil skirts are trending this season and their sleek shape and high waisted cuts pair perfectly with a cropped blazer to create a sleek and sophisticated evening silhouette.

Lace Bodysuit with Gathered Detail $49.95 from Zara

Nadia Pencil Midi Skit $89.99 from Forever New

Tailored Cropped Blazer $119 from Zara

Gold Teardrop Stud $14.95 from Sussan

Black Amillia Stud Lock Crossbody Bag $59.99 from Colette by Colette Hayman

Cipriani Stiletto Pump $179.95 from The Iconic

Layer up

Elizabeth Olsen shows how to successfully layer a super-short crop. (Photo by Cindy Ord/WireImage)

Layering cropped jackets over billowy tops creates a fabulous bohemian look and feel, but if you’re seeking a slick, glam finish, then optimise this effect by layering over fitted longer layers.

Escape skirt $149.99 from Sheike

Cropped blazer $99.99 from H&M

Nikki Cropped Blazer $129.99 from Forcast

Strapless Top $65.95 from Zara

Dazie Naomie Ankle Boots $79.99 from The Iconic

PearlGem Designs Double Teardrop Pearl 14K Gold Earrings $80 from Hard to Find

Casual crops

Kelly Rutherford keeps her looks simple and understated. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Since cropped jackets are shorter in length, balance the proportions by pairing them with high-waisted bottoms like jeans, skirts, or trousers. This creates a flattering silhouette by defining the waistline and elongating the lower body.

Italo Black High Heels $74.95 from Novo

Multi Colour Megan Quilted Tote Bag $79.99 from Colette by Colette Hayman

Linen Blend Short Sleeve Cropped Blazer $125 from Marks & Spencer

PearlGem Designs Aphrodite Pearl Drop Earrings $29.95 from Hard to Find

The 1964 Denim Company Women’s Midi Skirt $30 from Big W

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