From ‘Mom’ Jeans to cropped Flares, we’re loving the alternative to skinny jeans this year. If you have yet try this wide-leg style and you’re wondering how you can transition from your trusted skinnies then keep reading! We’ve put together some blogger-approved tips that will help your rock this trend like a pro.
Cropped flares can come in the form of jeans or trousers and depending on what kind of work environment you’re in, you can easily pull off this chic look by following in the footsteps of fashionista and footwear designer Haley Boyd who has mastered this trend.
When you’re shopping for your own cropped flares you can either pick up the bootleg version or a wide leg version if you’re feeling more daring. Traditionally, wide leg will look more professional in a work environment, so if that’s what you’re after then you can find a great pair from designers like Acne Studios. If you’re looking for something more casual, designers like FRAME have a plethora of colours to choose from. Once you’ve found your base you can move onto styling the rest.
When adding a top, choose something that’s understated — you’re going to want all eyes below your waist. Opting for a white top would allow you to play around with different coloured shoes and accessories.
As for selecting the perfect shoe, again use Haley Boyd as inspiration and choose a bold, playful heel like her Marais USA Heels as they always pair nicely with crops. You can find amazing dupes or similar styles at Zara or Mango.
Finally, add your outfit’s finishing touches by adding a pair of statement earrings (which are super on trend this season) and a pair of chic retro-inspired sunglasses.
Inspirational Image courtesy of Pinterest
1. Haley Boyd, courtesy of Cup of Jo
2. FRAME Le Crop Mini mid-rise bootcut jeans, $245, available at Net-a-Porter
3. Acne Studios Texel cropped pinstriped wool-twill wide-leg pants, £360, available at Net-a-Porter
4. Style Mafia Gloria Top, $116.50, available at Shopbop
5. Heeled mules, $59.99, available at Mango
6. Statement Earrings, $19.99, available at Mango
7. Gradient Cat Eye Sunglasses, $8.90, available at Forever 21
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