Wardrobe classic: Cropped jeans
Some might argue that cropped jeans aren’t a wardrobe classic at all, but it is my belief that they are, or deserve to be: this time of year, they’re fun to wear with boots, and in a couple of months, they’ll look great with sandals. I’ve got short legs (actually, they may be perfectly in proportion, but all I’ve ever wanted were long legs, so I loathe this about myself) and I feel like they’re really leg-elongating if you’re up for wearing a big old clunky platform with them, which I always am. I like them best with a button-down half-tucked under a V-neck sweater this time of year, and something lighter and breezier later on. This Nili Lotan pair isn’t for everyone, but I think they’re rather fabulous.
I love a good grey jean and I love a good boyfriend jean—and not nearly enough cropped jeans are boyfriend-cut for my taste—so these are aces in my book.
And speaking of boyfriend cuts: I loathe white jeans worn tight, so I really appreciate these.
A nice pair of Levi’s, with a flattering high waist.
And another high-waisted pair, this one from Madewell, that I’ve had my eye on for some time.
I just really like the wash here.
Ditto here; so nice and dark, which is so hard to find.
I know R13s cost a fortune, but if you are in the mood for a splurge and they fit you right they really are worth it: I’ve got this pair, and it is probably one of the three pairs of jeans I wear the most, which is saying a great deal, because I have a lot of jeans.