You're Going To Want To Buy These Cropped Jeans As Soon As You See Them

March 9, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | Fashion

If there’s one spring trend that so simple to copy and incorporate into your wardrobe it’s this one: cropped jeans. The cropped denim trend has been around for a few seasons and shows no sign of going anywhere anytime soon.

The latest and greatest batch of cropped jeans usually stop around your mid-calf, though you can find styles that are slightly shorter (but always below the knee) or a tad bit longer. Cropped jeans pair super well with pretty much any shoe style you can imagine—from kitten heel mules, wedge sandals,  ankle booties, sneakers, and ballet flats.

You can find cropped jeans that are narrow and skinny, flared, high-waisted, low-rising, and everywhere in between. One of the more popular cropped jean styles you’ll see on it-girls right now is the flared cropped jean–a fun ode to the ‘70s. But don’t feel limited to one style—it’s totally worth your while to invest in a few different styles of cropped jeans, like straight, skinny, and extreme crop, which will give you plenty of outfit options.

The cropped style is laid-back and tends to be most flattering when it stops right above the ankle. Cropped jeans with a frayed hem provide just enough cool vibes to make more polished blouses and sophisticated heels look less fragile. You’ll find the spring pant style provides the perfect balance for more dainty pieces in your wardrobe.

Shop the best cropped jeans for every budget, below.

H&M culottes

H&M Denim Culottes High Waist ($29.99)

Who said cropped jeans have to be blue? These high-waisted culotte-style jeans are easy and breezy in white. They have frayed raw-edge hems and stop mid-calf in an extraordinary flare that will look amazing paired with snug sweaters and T-shirts. These high-waisted jeans have straight legs and come in a variety of sizes. Wear them during warmer months with a striped shirt and pay homage to nautical fashion. Then, switch out your boat shoes for ankle boots and they’ll transition easily into autumn.

Reformation jeans

Reformation Jagger Jean ($118)

There’s a reason these cropped black jeans are named after Mick Jagger: they’ve got plenty of rock ’n’ roll swagger, with attitude to spare. These slightly cropped, mid-rise jeans have both a raw hem and bottom seam detail. They’re far more narrow than the flare styles you’re seeing everywhere and are pretty much made to be worn with some serious heels.

Gap jeans

Gap Cone Denim High Rise Super Crop Jeans ($69.95) 

Perhaps you’re searching for super cropped jeans--the kind that shares way more in common with shorts than they do regular jean trousers. These high-rise cropped jeans fit the bill, with a length that hits right below the knee, straight legs and straight leg openings, and the slightest hint of a frayed hemline. These light indigo jeans are slim throughout the hip and thigh and come in sizes 24 through 35, as well as regular, tall, or petite options.

embroidered skinny jeans

City Chic Harley Floral Embroidered Skinny Jeans ($89)

These skinny, slightly cropped jeans are just fancy enough to make you stand out from the crowd, as they boast floral embroidery at the hip and opposite hem. These high-waisted jeans are stretchy with five pockets and have cuffed hems that look amazing with heels and sandals.

Topshop camo cropped jeans

Topshop MOTO Khaki Camo Cropped Wide Leg Jeans ($75) 

This high-rise, wide-leg cropped jeans come in statement-making camo. They stop above the ankle and have raw hems that look amazing paired with tough ankle boots and a soft, fuzzy sweater, or a '70 retro T-shirt like the classic ringer tee. This non-stretch denim looks sharp and the print provides a serious contrast to feminine accessories. 

Wit & Wisdon jeans

Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Ankle Skimmer Jeans ($68)

These are one of the most comfortable, stretchy ankle-skimming cropped jeans you’ll find around. These five-pocket, mid-rise jeans are designed so that they mold to your body and provide just enough stretch to be extremely snug and comfy at all times. They come in five fun colors that are perfect for spring and summer, including Whisper Pink, Ocean Wave, and Optic Wide. They're offered in both regular and petite sizes.


Find out more about the latest spring trends by checking out the flats everyone is already buying for spring and the one t-shirt trend everyone will be wearing this spring on 

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Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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