Crop flare jeans are the cool new thing, but for many gals our age they just look like floods! How do we shift into a modern style mindset, and what’s the best way to wear crop flare jeans to avoid looking stumpy and frumpy? Here are a few good tips.
1. Don’t Be So Serious
It’s easy to get stuck in a style rut, which is why it’s so important to challenge yourself when it comes to new trends. Take a few pairs of crop flare jeans into a dressing room and try them on. Sometimes all it takes is finding your perfect version that is in sync with your personality and body type.
For example, one pair of crop flare jeans might be more feminine than another, or slightly longer in the leg or higher in the waist. You might find a pair with a stripe down the side which could make all the difference to how you look and feel in them. If they are still not for you, nothing lost, but you’ll never know unless you experiment. Remember, fashion should be fun!
2. Longer Cropped Flares are Easier to Wear
Some cropped flares are more like capris that end just below the knee while others hit just an inch or so above the ankle. Play around with which ones suit your legs best, but you’ll find, the longer cropped jeans are generally more flattering because they don’t cut your legs in half.
If you do find a pair of cropped flare jeans you like and the idea of creating an outfit is growing on you, be sure to keep things simple. Choose simple, unfussy pieces that don’t complicate the look and keep the focus on the cropped flares.
3. Darker Cropped Flares are More Slimming
If you are concerned about looking squat in crop flare jeans, the darker wash, the thinner you will look. Also the less detail on your jeans (studs, pockets, rips) the slimmer you will look on the bottom. Details like this accentuate a heavy bottom half.
4. A Short Top Looks Best with Crop Flare Jeans
Since crop flare jeans are high-waisted, I would suggest wearing them with a top that ends at the waist, or tucking a longer top into the front of your jeans. A long top that hangs down and covers part of your legs shortens your legs, and this looks funny when your pants are flared and cropped.
5. Block Heels Are a Good Match
Many shoes can work with wide cropped jeans but when in doubt slip on a pair of block heel sandals to look modern. I have to say that a sexy pair of pumps looks chic with these type of jeans. A while back, I wore a pair of cropped flare jeans with nude high heel strappy sandals, and I went from being on the fence about these jeans to loving them!
High heels too uncomfy for you? You can wear rope wedges in summer or even flat canvas espadrilles for a laid back summer look. Backless mules look sophisticated too, and booties give crop flare jeans an edgy look. One last thing to note: the wider the flare, the higher the heel you will need.
Feel like giving these popular new jeans a try? Follow these style pointers to look fabulous and not frumpy in crop flare jeans.
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