How to Style Cropped Flared Jeans

Cropped Flared Jeans, Leather Jacket, Converse
Jacket: H&M / Top: Hanes / Jeans: H&M (DIY) / Shoes: Converse / Bag: DSW
Ah trends, they come and go and come back again. I tend to keep a pretty basic wardrobe, but I like dabble in a good trend or two. One that I’ve been loving lately: cropped flared jeans. We’re seeing them all over Instagram and Pinterest, so I wanted to share some style tips if you wanted to try them too!

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It’s funny how flared jeans used to be super cool when I was a kid and once I hit high school and ~discovered fashion~ they became the bane of my existence. Now that they’ve returned in a more flattering and chic style, I’m totally on board.

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1. DIY an Old/Used Pair 
The great thing about this trend is that it’s easy to try without breaking the bank. Take a pair of scissors to an old pair or browse a thrift store or clearance rack of your favorite store to find a bargain. I found this pair for $5 at H&M and just cut and frayed them myself!

2. Find the Perfect Length
You want your jeans to hit right above the ankle, so if you’re DIYing, just make sure you cut a little at a time, so you don’t make them too short. If you want to purchase a pair, ASOS and H&M have some great options and the cropping is already done for you!

3. Wear the Right Shape For Your Body Type
There are many different types of flares, believe it or not. You can opt for the safe narrowed-leg flare like I’m wearing or be bold with a super wide-leg shape. Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable in!

4. Pair with a Form-Fitting Shirt
You want to wear a tight shirt on top to create a balanced silhouette since most of the bulk is in your lower half. Tuck it in to accentuate your waist!

5. They Go With Any Kind of Shoe, Really
Cropped flares go with sneakers, ankle boots, slip-ons, loafers, flat sandals…the possibilities are endless which make them great for transitioning from winter to spring.
What do you think of cropped flared jeans? Totally obsessed, warming up to them, or just not into it? Also let me know in the comments how you would style them!

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  • I love how casually cool you've styled them! This look would definitely convince me to give them a go – I still feel like I'm warming up to the trend, but love your outfit here.

    Kathryn โ€ข

  • I'm pretty tall, so most of my pants come cropped already! Love how you styled this~ (I have that same jacket!!)

  • I was rarely ever a fan of flared jeans, but I'm starting to get on board with the trend!
    I really like how you styled your outfit. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • You are fabulous! Cropped flared jeans are so chic. I have got to get myself a pair now!

  • I love Converse; your look is really great, simple and classy!

  • I love the look. It's stylish. I'd probably try this classy look.

  • Great ideas! The purse is really cute.

  • You've styled your outfit perfectly. I love flared denims and a DIY sounds such a good idea!

  • This look looks so cool, and chic. I love cropped jeans, haven't quite gotten into flared and cropped, but I think after reading this I might. I like that you added a how to section on this post as well.

  • I love this look! You look great, I just don't think I could pull this look off. Love the photos !!

  • you look beautiful in these photos, and flare jeans are so trendy but I still can't find myself to wear these 2000's style… yet? Though, I do like your take on the jeans by cutting the edges and fraying em up, good tip ๐Ÿ‘

    S T Y L E B L O G

  • Simply cool and stylish! Love the jacket!

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