For those of you who are growing sick of skinny and boyfriend jean styles, or even the culotte, we have a solution. The next big phase of denim will be the flare. But forget the huge flare you remember from the aughts, and bring in the cropped verison. This silhouette is a bit more accessible to all, and it works well when paired with flats, sandals, or a killer ankle boot. And yes, petite girls, you’re in luck. These are perfect for you and they will still feel cropped, so forget wearing platforms to make the flare jean work.
If you want to try out the style, ease yourself in with a slight flare. Once you’re channeling your inner Alexa Chung, go for the full-on flare in a wash that you love. Click through the gallery to see our top picks.