How to Style Cropped Flares

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Flared denim is back, y’all. It’s crazy, but it’s a THING. I know we’ve been seeing long, flared denim on the scene for the past few seasons. BUT now. Now, we’ve got flared, CROPPED denim. And I’m not gonna lie, I sort of hated it at first (#confessions). But I’ve slowly and gradually warmed up to it and am now sporting my very first pair on BTD today for y’all. (woop!)

Styling a Cropped Jeans Outfit

This whole flared trend totally reminds of the 2000s-hit-me-baby-one-more-time. Except that this time the flares are coming back with an unexpected twist, cue the ‘cropped’ element. Like I mentioned, the cropped flare combo was intimidating at first, I didn’t know what was the right length, what shoes to wear, and if I could even pull it off. Now, I’m full fledged on the bandwagon. It’s the perfect staple for spring and summer and definitely reinvents your denim wardrobe.

I’ve rounded up my how-to’s on pulling off the cropped-flared-jean-trend for y’all::

Invest In A High Waist (GOTTA have it)

If you’re petite (like me) investing in a high-waisted jeans will make you feel and look more comfortable in your jeans. One of the issues I had when finding the perfect pair was feeling like it made my legs look short. The trick to a high waist though is that it will elongate your legs and deceivingly make your legs appear longer and slimmer.

Length Is Key

In order to make your jeans look cropped and not like your shrunk them in the wash, you need to find the perfect length. For the look you want them to hit you right above the ankle. Again, if you’re short you can get them cropped or look into brands that produce ‘short’ sizes. This length will be great for showing off your cute mules, slides, or booties.

Have Fun With Your Denim

When it comes to this trend it’s all about having fun with your jeans. Play around with dressing them up and down! When I’m running around town I like to wear my cropped flares with mules or slides to give it a playfully relaxed styles. Then if I’m meeting friends for drinks I’ll dress them up with a cute block heel and throw on a statement making blouse. The more you play with them,  the more versatility you’ll find. They will soon be your favorite pair of jeans in your closet!


What do y’all Think?

Let me know your thoughts on this look. How are you wearing them? I love hearing about the trends YOU love.

PS: these were the jeans I was talking about in my instagram story on Monday for those of you that might have seen that!

PSS: Did you see my round up on the gingham trend? It’s SUCH a huge hit this season!

Outfit Details: Mother Crop Fray Jeans // Topshop Gingham Knot Tie Blouse // Marc Fisher Slide Ons // Baublebar Tassel Earrings 

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    Christina Marcella
    September 15, 2017 at 7:38 am

    White denim is my favorite. Looks so different and chic.

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    May 2, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Love this outfit and all the suggestions you have on how to style denim. I always think fashion should be fun so I am excited to try out looks like this.


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    Christine Thompson
    May 1, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Such a cute outfit, Brighton! I like how you list other ways to style pieces, but I’m a visual person and would love to see various photos of the styled look too (instead of just one outfit) for inspiration :-) XOXO

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    April 28, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    still obsessed with this gingham top!

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    April 26, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    So in love with this look! The red earrings add a great pop of color!

    Rachel / http://www.helloher.co

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    April 26, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    You are looking incredible in this outfit! Such a simple but perfectly styled top and jeans combo!


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    Betsy Williams
    April 26, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Love this look and the way you styled them!

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    Alexis deZayas
    April 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Love the idea of having fun with denim! And that pop of red with those earrings looks so cute!


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