You may have noticed me strutting a new pant style – the crop kick flare.
I’d seen this pant, here and there, circulating around the fringes of the fashion world, but when I saw it styled up on the fabulous Catherine of Not Dressed as a Lamb,
I had to pick up a pair for myself.
Mine is sold out, but there are similar pairs currently available, over at ASOS.
Lately, I’ve noticed this silhouette popping up with more frequency, so decided it deserved a shout-out, I’m thinking it’s going to be big – especially in denim.
The crop flare takes all of what makes a flare jean flattering – a slim fit through the butt, hip and thigh, tapering out to a flare at the lower calf – paired with an EASY to wear, everyday length. We all know, a flare jean is not the easiest style to wear. Flattering as it may be, it requires a platform shoe/heel to create a slimming silhouette (unless you are in your 20’s and want to wear it with a flip flop). As much as I love my wedge and platform shoes, I need to be in the mood to wear a heel over 2″ – not an every day kinda thing.
The crop flare can be worn with everything from slip-on sneakers and flip flops to pumps and wedges – only my boyfriend jeans are that versatile. Dress this style up or down- it’s perfect for showing off all of this years fabulous sandals and booties!
Speaking of spring shoes, you’ll find my sandal, and bootie picks in the following posts:
In the crop flare, you’ll find many brands to choose from. I personally like the styles that look like a flare jean – chopped off. But for those of you who feel thats extreme, there are other options.
Here’s a look at a few I’m loving right now.
SALE ALERT! This style is currently on price-match over at Nordstrom.com. Now 30% off | sale price $185.50!
For those of you who love NYDJ, with a more moderate flare,
You all know I love my Hudson ‘Mia’ Flares.
So much so, I own them in 2 washes!
The ‘Mia’ fit, is now available in a raw hem crop flare,
Yes, it’s on the wish list!
SALE ALERT! The ‘Mia’ is on price match over at Nordstrom.com, 30% off | sale price $150.50!
I’ve had a few of you ask me about culottes. Are they a must have for SS16? Honestly, I would invest in a pair of crop flares, before a culotte jean.
Take a look:
I like my culottes, sometimes. The wide leg and high waist make them difficult to style. They require the right top, shoe and belt- to work with the high waist styling. I question how flattering the wide leg cut really is. That’s all more thinking, than I want to take on most mornings.
What do you think of the crop flare style?
Do you have a pair or will you be checking these out this spring?
Do you like it in raw hem or destroyed?
How about culottes? Anyone else having a love/hate moment with theirs?
Before I go, there are some great Friends and Family sales happening this weekend.
If you love and follow Alexis Bittar, you know it rarely goes on sale. Thru 4/17 take 25% off your purchase over at Alexis Bittar, with code FRIENDS25.
Read more on Alexis Bittar in previous posts on the blog,
Take and extra 40% off sale items over at Anthropologie.
Have a great weekend Ladies!