Katie Holmes Is Busy Bringing This Previously Popular Denim Trend Back

Circa 2015, if I was wearing jeans, you can pretty much guarantee they were cropped flare jeans. The style was so popular that I thought they'd be around forever—much like straight-leg jeans have become staples. But not every denim style breaks out of the trend zone, and it seems that was the case with cropped flares. But alas, trends come and go, and the former might be happening right now.

As far as celebrities go, Katie Holmes has become very influential. (We'll never forget how much the sweater-set trend took off after that epic Khaite cab-hailing moment.) So when she's wearing an unexpected denim style, I take note. That's exactly what I did when I saw that she was wearing cropped flares with a raw hem, just like in 2015, out and about in NYC this week. She paired them with a classic combination of a button-down shirt, crossbody bag, and loafers. I'll admit that she made me miss my cropped flares a little and wonder, If Katie Holmes keeps wearing them, will others follow suit?

Scroll on to see her cropped-flares outfit and to shop pairs for yourself if she's convinced you to embrace the trend all over again.


(Image credit: Splash News)

On Katie Holmes: Khaite Layla Paneled Cropped High-Rise Flared Jeans ($440); Hunting Season Crossbody Bag ($305); Gucci Brixton Loafers ($830); Marc Jacobs sunglasses

Shop Cool Cropped Flares

Next up, The Popular Designer Jeans Fashion Girls Purchase Over and Over

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.