Thank the fashion Gods for the end of the skinny jeans era. They had their moment, but we’ve awakened from the dream (nightmare?) and skinny jeans are now long gone, officially no longer cool.
Instead of the ultra-tight fit, this season sees the introduction of a new denim trend: cropped flares. They’re individualistic, they play with proportions, and they harken back to long-lost shapes and have been reworked for our modern taste.
Styling these new jeans is another story altogether. You can’t just wear them with the current content of your shoe closet; instead, you have to get tactical. Get your swag on and find a pair of shoes in your wardrobe that has a feminine edge but also a touch of coolness — not entirely classic by any means, but rather a twist on an old favorite. You’ll be lucky if you have the perfect pair in your wardrobe already, but failing that, get shopping for the perfect new footwear to compliment your up-to-date jeans below.