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I am an avid wearer of crop tops, even when the temperatures are in the single digits. Why? Because why the hell not?

While the shortened silhouette may be a staple for summer dressing, the crop top isn’t something you should be putting away once the number on the thermometer drops below 40. Crop tops, as a silhouette, work really well with tons of different bottoms, and can easily transition into winter dressing. The summer may be all about showing off your belly button (or not, if your Taylor Swift) the winter may seem strange to bear your midriff, but hear me out. The bagginess of a crop top goes well with both a structured, slim bottom like a pencil skirt or skinny jeans, or a fuller shape like an a-line skirt or wide-leg trousers.

Here are 4 different ways to wear your favorite crop tops in winter.

(Related: 16 Crop Tops That Don’t Look Like The Ones You Already Own)

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The good thing about this look, is it’s kind of cheating. The top is actually one piece, but it looks like two. You can easily later your cropped sweatshirts over a button down and pair them with a some black skinny jeans, a great pair of booties, and a parka. Don’t forget your beanie to round out this model-off-duty look.

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This is a chicer, almost French-inspired look. Throw some tights on under a heavy-knit skirt and some over-the-knee boots and you’ve got a great winter look already, but make it a little more casual with a striped, cropped t-shirt and belted faux fur coat to cinch your waist and keep you looking cool.

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Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 2.58.24 PMA cropped sweater may have seen a little weird to invest in over the summer, but it’s perfect for pairing with a great pair of wide-leg trousers (cropped or not, doesn’t matter) and a stacked-heel bootie. To play with proportions and get a little pop of color, go for a drop-shoulder coat in a bold hue and don’t forget to keep your neck from being too exposed with a wool scarf.

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Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 2.58.02 PMHave some fun with proportions and throw on a wintery floral crop top (I swear that’s not an oxymoron) and that western-inspired midi skirt you saw everywhere for fall. Instead of booties, wear some chunkier knee-high boots and a menswear inspired coat. Throw a sweater in your bag for the office.

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