With summer approaching we’re turning our attention to a warm-weather wardrobe essential – cropped jeans. Ankle-grazing jeans are a major fashion trend for women this year, along with the return of the cropped flare – and they’re not as tricky to wear as you might think. Some of them might be daunting and scary at first, but I’ve turned to Trilogy to get their ideas and tips to show you how to best style cropped jeans for women this season.
Summer is the perfect time to experiment with your denim wardrobe as we look forward to new shapes, higher rises and looser legs from our host of brands, so if you’ve previously been wary of a cropped jean (besides those of us who are petite and wear cropped as full length) there are now more styles on offer than ever before, with something to suit everyone. It’s not just cropped skinny jeans anymore, the cropped denim trend has ventured into every fit going, so why not try it out?
Here are some tips from Trilogy on 4 different types of cropped jeans that you can try out this summer and how they can work for you, in order with the collage above. You can also check out a few styling options from Vanessa Hudgens and two fashion bloggers to give you inspiration.
1. For those who love a higher-rise, the Isabelle from AG is here to show you it’s possible to have the best of both worlds. A high-rise crop with a 27” inseam, the Isabelle, has a looser straight leg shape so is perfect for weekend and off-duty wear. Wear yours with trainers and easy tee’s or shirts. Available in a range of washes, it’s the white comfort-stretch denim which really has our vote for summer and this version comes with a cool released hem.
2. Another style from AG, The Stilt Roll Up meanwhile features a 26” length with cuffed styling. An update on the brand’s popular Stilt silhouette, we are embracing this cropped version for summer thanks to its on-trend light faded indigo wash and cigarette leg. Perfect for dressing up with heels and a silk blouse, this is our dream day-to-night jean.
3. The cropped flare, though a scary prospect when they first arrived on the scene, have now become a staple part of our denim wardrobe. Perfect for that transitional period between spring and summer, cropped flares can be worn with on-trend loafers and trainers for right now and they also look super chic with court shoes for evenings out. Choose from J Brand’s curve-skimming Selena or AG’s Jodi – both cropped flares with the seal of approval from fashion insiders.
4. For those who love a slouchier boyfriend fit, but still want a cropped hem for summer, Citizens of Humanity have the answer in their Elsa fit. The perfect ‘girlfriend jean’ for spring, the Elsa is fitted throughout the thigh, skimming the calf before falling just above the ankle for a relaxed, tomboy feel. We love Citizens for their super soft fabrics and authentic washes for a lived-in character. We’ll be wearing ours with American Vintage tees and Rails shirts for a casual, off-duty vibe.