Every year, our much-loved best friend Denim provides new opportunities for style success. With something as simple as a new pair of cropped jeans, we can switch our wardrobes to “on-trend” and instantly freshen up our outfit choices.
This year, denim’s big surprise for our wardrobes is the cropped jeans flare. A throwback to the likes of Jane Birkin, this nostalgic trend rose to popularity in spring 2016 and has stormed on unceasingly since then. With a ton of supermodels and celebs hopping on board the cropped flare train, this trend will keep you rolling right through 2016.
Feel like you’re late to the party? Don’t worry—we’ll show you how to wear these must-have jeans in 5 ways for a range of occasions!
First, grab yourself a pair of straight-leg cropped flared denim jeans. The ideal length will show off your ankles and not too much leg. Cropped flares are naturally high-waisted, and there are plenty of styles to suit all body sizes and shapes—so try on a few pairs until you find a style that flatters.
1. Vintage Chic
The perfect partner to their vintage-inspired feel, these cropped flares look stunning with a tuck-in satin blouse as showcased by actress Emma Roberts. Offset by contrasting bright-red mid-heeled suede pumps, you can summon the beauty queens of old. Team with a simple black leather bag and large black sunglasses for an Audrey Hepburn twirl.
2. Casual Chic
Be like fashion blogger Leandra Medine and rock the casual-chic look in kick-flare cropped jeans in mid-blue. Team them with brown-leather heeled sandals, and a tucked-in, relaxed-fit, button-down shirt with rolled-up sleeves. Fine-tune your look with some classic wayfarers and a relaxed up-do. This relaxed outfit is ideal for shopping trips, hanging around town, and lazy days.
3. Statement Chic
Follow in the footsteps of concept store owner Eleanora Carisi who really took this look to town! Team straight-leg, frayed and dyed-hem flares with a plain white top and strappy black high heels. Then add a statement contrast-print coat to really make an impression. Voila! This more formal look is perfect for long lunches, stylish business wear, and dinner parties.
4. Elegant Chic
For an elegant look, look to the ever-stylish model Sara Nicole Rossetto. Cropped light-wash flares look perfect with similarly neutral shades. Sara opted for a tucked-in fawn-colored fitted blouse, grey pointed classic heels, and a sweeping ivory cape. Other neutrals will also work well for this chic outfit. When you’re looking this amazing, you’ll want to be seen—show off this look at evening events and power lunches.
5. Casual Chic
Norwegian fashion blogger Tine Andrea took a classic take on the cropped flare. With straight-leg mid-blue cropped jeans, she added a simple white button-down shirt and leopard print kitten heels. This endlessly-stylish look is perfect for a range of occasions—dinner with friends, gadding about town, even casual Fridays at the office.
Whether you team these jeans with ballet pumps, mid-heels, or chunky heels, ensure you choose shoes that are worth looking at! You can create some awesome outfits with basic t-shirts and jumpers too—the key is to show off your waistband with tucked-in styles.
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