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WHAT ARE CROPPED JEANS AND HOW TO WEAR THEM

Cropped jeans are a huge trend for women at the moment — from flared ankle-length trousers to straight leg crops, everyone seems to own a pair. The great thing about cropped jeans is that they can be dressed up or down for almost any occasion. Wear with a loose-fitting jumper for a casual look, or with your favourite nude courts for something more formal. But what exactly defines a cropped jean? And, how else can you wear your cropped jeans? Our guide is here to answer all your denim-related questions.

Take a look at these outfit ideas for wearing cropped jeans and be inspired by Trilogy this season.

WHAT ARE CROPPED JEANS?

Cropped jeans are a style of denim trousers that lie on or above the ankle. This style has never left the high-street, but we’ve seen more of the style on the catwalk in recent seasons. There are different styles of cropped jeans too such as flared leg, straight leg and various washes look great in an ankle-length cut — it all depends on what look you’re going for!

HOW SHOULD I WEAR CROPPED JEANS?

Everyone can wear cropped jeans, they complement all body shapes. The baring of the ankle can elongate the leg for short and tall women, and a flared style can create an appearance of a smaller waist. If you’re wearing your cropped jeans for a daytime look, pair with pumps or low-cut trainers, a casual blouse and accessorise with a chunky belt. Cropped jeans look great for an evening look too — choose a bootcut leg for something quirkier or keep it classic and chic with a slim ankle-grazer. Both styles pair well with heeled shoes or dressy pumps and a tucked in printed blouse.

LOOK ONE

Ruby is J Brand’s best-selling cropped jean, loved for her high rise and sophisticated cigarette-leg silhouette. You can find Ruby in a multitude of washes this spring, from mid-blue washes, to white denim, to raw hemmed versions for an added fashionable edge. Bright washes will make an impact whether you choose to dress them up with printed blouses or with basics tee’s on vacation.

LOOK TWO

J Brand’s Selena jean is still the jean to be seen in, with new washes and fabrics arriving monthly. With a mid-rise, the Selena has a bootcut silhouette and a cropped 26" inseam perfect for showing off with heels, flats or trainers.

LOOK THREE

The wide-leg silhouette remains on-trend this season and J Brand have embraced the style with Joan, a directional high-rise fit with a true wide leg. Joan comes with a summer-ready cropped length which sits above the ankles. We love this crisp blue jean with heels and blazers for a smarter approach.

For more styling tips check out our ‘Best For’ Edit of jeans for everyday wear.