don’t stop with the flared crop

The flared crop pant is back. Remember them from the 90’s? I liked them then (think Uma Thurman’s Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction) and I like them now. I wanted to mix it up from all the skinny, straight and boyfriend leg jeans that I’ve been wearing as of late. I love long flared jeans that skim the floor, but I’m not loving the requirement to wear super high heeled shoes to get the look just right. I want to wear my sneakers or flats. I figured the crop length is the perfect backdrop to show off your shoes. You can also wear them with ankle boots, a la Alexa Chung, but I have yet to try the look myself.

So, here we go with a few recent online purchases I’ve made (pics of trying stuff on at home):

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J.Crew Hugo Guinness dog tee & flare cropped jeans; Forever 21 pointed faux leather loafers (old, similar); Cartier tank watch.

I like these jeans a lot. The denim fabric feels like old school Levi’s where it’s a little stiff, but it allows for some needed structure to carry off the cropped flare. I also like the super dark color of the jeans, it makes it more dressy in my view. Perfect for a fun pair of pumps or sandals if the mood so strikes. I got these in my usual size, a 25 waist, and my inseam is 28″ so I’m happy it’s actually cropped in length for my shorter legs.

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Zara flared cropped leggings. Please keep in mind the model has long legs so the leggings look like major floods.

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J.Crew lamé camp shirt; Zara flared cropped leggings; Forever 21 pointed faux leather loafers (old, similar).

I clearly do not have long legs, so the leggings are ankle length at best on me. I still like them though. I don’t mind the unintended length since the flare is not crazy exaggerated. Also they are comfortable, machine washable (yes!), and they suck it all in while giving me the illusion of a pert butt. Also, it’s a thicker ponte type of material, not the thin legging fabric. There are vertical seams stitched on the front and back of the pants, which give off a leg lengthening vibe. The best part though? $30! I ordered an XS and a S, I’m keeping the S since the XS was tight on me (I could zip it up fine, but the S was very comfy).

The lamé shirt is also new. I’ve been stalking this shirt on J.Crew (and patiently waiting for a good sale) after seeing it on one of my favorite Instagrammers. I got a size 0 and the fit is true to size. Love the subtle lamé sheen to the top, something to jazz up the ensemble without really trying too hard. I think it will look especially cute and festive for those holiday parties coming up.

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J.Crew lamé camp shirt; Zara flared cropped leggings; Forever 21 pointed faux leather loafers (old, similar).

So, have you been eyeing the flared crop trend lately? Please share your recent finds, I’d love to hear about it!

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