Short and sweet: how to wear cropped sweaters!

It can be hard to transition into a cold-weather wardrobe, but one very versatile piece that you can take with you from season to season is a cropped sweater.

We know the word "cropped" instantly suggests showing some skin, which is less than tempting in the winter months, but cropped sweaters can be layered easily over shirts or dresses, or worn with high-waisted jeans or skirts for an elegant cold weather look.

Here are a few of our favourite ways to wear this A/W 2014 favourite….

1. Layered over a shirt
A relaxed and easy look that's perfect for lazy weekend afternoons. This street style queen has the right idea with a gorgeous soft grey sweater over a white button-down:

2. Matched up
Twin-sets aren't just for grannies you know! Kim Kardashian's matching sweater and pencil skirt is seriously elegant, but go for a more relaxed look with looser and less structured fabrics if you prefer.

3. Fifties style
A high waisted flared skirt is the perfect complement to a fitted and cropped sweater – how gorgeous is that pastel tartan print?

4. With high waisted jeans
Taylor goes super sleek with a fitted sweater and leather braces, but high-waisters look just as good with loose chunky knits – work this look however you like!

5. With a pencil skirt
This look is perfect for a formal occasion where you don't want to look too put-together. Mix and match prints and colours for a fun and easy look. We love Khloé Kardashians's stripey grey number!

6. Under a leather jacket
A fitted cropped sweater doesn't have to look prim and proper – add some edge to your look with a studded biker jacket like Miley's:

7. Over a dress
This fashion blogger gets the casual look just right – a great relaxed option for the office.

8. With slacks
So chic! We can only dream about abs like Vanessa Hudgens ones but we will definitely be stealing this look!