7 Rules for Wearing Cropped Flare Jeans

Flared denim has risen—both literally and figuratively. It's no coincidence that many of our favorite new releases from denim brands are both flared and cropped. A throwback Jane Birkin–esque style, cropped flare jeans come with a variety of benefits, showing off your shoes with ease and figure-flattering capabilities among them. Beloved by stylish It girls such as Alexa Chung and Jeanne Damas and fully embraced by street style stars, this denim trend has officially hit the mainstream, proof that it's going to be around for a while. In fact, we'd even call it a classic at this point.

To see how to pull cropped flare jeans off successfully (don't worry, it's easy), keep scrolling for our tips, outfit inspiration, and the best styles on the market to shop.

1. The perfect length is right above the ankle.

2. A frayed hem is the most polished form of distressing.

3. When in doubt, wear block-heeled shoes with cropped flare jeans.

4. Tuck your shirt in to show off a figure-flattering high-waist style.

5. An ultra-wide flare looks best with heels.

6. Cropped flare jeans, a statement top, and mules are an easy combination.

7. For the most flattering look, go with black cropped flares.

This story was published at an earlier date and has been updated.