This Unexpected Denim Trend Will Be Everywhere This Spring
There are few wardrobe staples that stand on their own more than a tried-and-true pair of jeans that will always do you right. Classic silhouettes aside (think: bootcut, straight leg and everyday skinnies), cropped flares are the next big denim trend that you need to know about. More streamlined (and way less intimidating) than last season’s go-to boho flares and culottes, cropped flares can easily be styled on the fly. And you need not be a flower child to pull ’em off! Tuck in a blouse for the office, toss on a sweater for weekend errands or pair with a turtleneck if the flares err on the high-waisted side. The options are endless — just let those ankles show. Scroll down for nine foolproof pairs of cropped flares that will become your *new* hero piece come spring.
4. Free People High Waisted Cropped Flare ($88): Bye bye, stuffy boardroom trouser. These high-waisted cropped flares get the job done alongside a silk blouse and ankle strap steppers. The stretchy fit makes them a shoo-in for the nine-to-five grind when you’re stuck at the desk all day.
7. Citizens of Humanity Melanie Crop Retro ($238): How wide can ya go? These vintage-inspired cropped flares will fit right in with your bohemian (or um, ’90s) sensibilities. Downplay the distressed hem and oversized pockets with a white button-down and an oversized leather tote that’s perfect for a Sunday at the farmers’ market.
8. BDG Moto Crop Kick Flare Jean ($79): For an all-black-or-nothing aesthetic that is downright fierce, style these black kick flares with a pussybow blouse, a leather moto jacket and sleek ankle boots. Make them office appropriate by throwing a cream-colored mock neck sweater into the mix along with some statement-making loafers.
9. The Castings Crop Flare ($210): Wardrobe conundrums simply don’t exist when you have a pair of these trusty cropped flares on standby. Go bold with a Man Repeller-esque rainbow sweater, or style it down with a chambray shirt for a denim-on-denim look.