Katie Holmes Just Jolted This "Dated" Denim Trend Back to Relevance

There was a time when the only jeans I wore were the denim trend Katie Holmes was spotted in over the weekend. But around six years ago or so, the trend fell off a cliff and was swiftly replaced by high-waisted jeans, followed by straight-leg jeans and then baggy jeans. As you already know, denim trends are very much cyclical, so I think we all could've predicted the return of this one.

The "dated" denim trend I'm referring to that Holmes just wore is none other than cropped flare jeans. They were everywhere circa 2017, and then they weren't, but that's plenty of time for a denim trend to make a comeback, and given Holmes's influence, I'd say that her wearing a pair is reason enough to predict cropped flares are coming back. Yes, denim brands are still making them, so let's shop the best pairs, shall we? 

Scroll to see Holmes's casual cropped-flares outfit (just add a sweater and loafers) and shop the pairs that I think deserve your attention.


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On Katie Holmes: Gucci Jordaan Loafers ($920); Velvet Canyon Velvetines Sunglasses ($229)

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.