It’s no coincidence that all of our favourite new arrivals from denim brands are both flared and cropped. This style shows off your shoes with ease and are amazingly figure-flattering. Beloved by stylish celebrities and fully embraced by street style peers, this denim trend has now officially hit the mainstream, proof that it’s going to stick around for a while.
And while skinny jeans looked great on all body types, can we say the same thing about their flared siblings? Yes and no. It’s all about fitting.
Whether you like them or not, I think it’s safe to say that flared jeans have officially made a comeback. 

After further observation, you concluded that flared jeans are an addition to the relevant silhouette, not a replacement. Skinny jeans are flattering, easy to wear and most of the time, length is not an issue. You definitely can’t say that about flared jeans. For tall girls, it can feel next to impossible to find a pair that doesn’t look like flood pants. For short girls, it’s frustrating to find the perfect pair of jeans, only to have to cut 6″ off the bottom and ruin the perfect flare.

They look better with short tops, waist-length jackets, blazers, cardigans etc, because of the silhouette. Longer styles, or oversized might make you look frumpy and lost in layers and fabrics. Unless of course we look like models. Then we’re good.

Here are 7 rules to pulling the style off successfully:
1. The perfect length is right above the ankle.
2. Frayed hem is the only amount of distressing you need and want with this style of jeans.
3. When in doubt, wear blocked heeled shoes with your cropped flared jeans.
4. Tuck your shirt or wear cropped top to show off the figure-flattering high waist that most styles have.
5. If wearing ankle boots, make sure the jeans hit at or below the top of the boots.
6. Mules add a modern touch and comfort.
7. If wearing cropped flares to word, add polish with structured outerwear and classic footwear such as pointy heels.

Photography by Melanie from The Tia Fox and Negin Mirsalehi from Negin Mirsalehi.