The Denim Fit Dominating Trends This Year

The flared denim trend has been picking up steam in recent seasons. This year, though, cropped flare jeans have taken center stage. And, that’s the one that got me excited. Of course, I’m short and prefer ankle-length styles in general. But, these cropped flares offer so much more in terms of styling opportunities.

cropped flare denim

What I’m wearing:

Top | Jeans | Sandals | Earrings (similar, similar) | Bag | Lip (Bawse)

cropped flare denim

First things first, I found this pair in Madewell (shop them here). I opted for this washed black color, dubbed Bellspring Wash, because black jeans step up a look. The faded wash eliminates the worry about ruining them in the washing machine. The button-front closure always adds an interesting touch as well. In addition, the rise on this pair–exactly 10 1/2 inches–is simply the perfect high rise. For reference, I’m wearing a size 28, my usual size.

I’m a huge fan of this denim fit because of its styling versatility. Tops can be tucked. Tops can be cropped. And, tops can be fitted or oversized. They all look great. I went with a fitted asymmetrical top here. Come back next week to see how I wear it with a super dramatic top.

The versatility doesn’t end there. I love this fit because it looks great with some of our favorite shoe styles, from high-heel sandals to mules to booties. And, the best part? These standout jeans don’t mind sharing the spotlight. They allow your shoes to be on full display.

Location: Pop, St. Louis. Big thanks to Pop for inviting me out!

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