I’m a skinny jean gal. I love how they work on my figure, and they’re just an all-around classic. But recently, I decided to branch out and try a pair of wide leg cropped jeans. It only took trying one pair to be convinced! They are a new wardrobe staple, especially for spring and summer!
You can see several different pairs I tried on in my recent Madewell try-on, but these ended up being the winner. They’re a nice lightweight, perfect for warmer days ahead. And they are super high-waisted! They come up slightly above my belly button, but I do have a short torso! I went with my typical Madewell size (28). While they are a little snug, I’m hoping that they will stretch just a bit and conform to my shape like so many other of my Madewell jeans have.
And it could not have been better timing that one of y’all requested I style them for a style session! It really allowed me to start thinking of ways I can wear them now and into spring! So, read on for my three wide leg cropped jeans outfits!
Wide Leg Crops and a Sweater
As much as I wish I was wearing short sleeves on the daily, it’s still pretty chilly here, especially in the mornings! So, one way that I’m wearing my crops now is with a lightweight sweater! What’s great about lighter sweaters is that they are tuckable. With the wider leg, you’ll want to emphasize the waist, so a front tuck here is a perfect way to do that!
For the shoe, I kept it super-casual with my leather sneakers. This is a great everyday option for me, but to dress it up a little you could swap the sneakers for flats or booties!
Wide Leg Crops and a Button Down
Y’all know I love a classic combination, and a timeless button down always works. I’m wearing my short-sleeve version here, which is perfect for spring. In the mornings I can throw on my leather jacket, and in the afternoons, I can wear the button down solo! Again, to keep the emphasis on the waistline, I knotted my top. You could also tuck it in! My exact button down is on the pricier side, but for me it was worth it. (I truly wear it constantly!) But if you’re looking for an affordable option, this one is under $20.
Shoe-wise, my leopard flats make this a slightly dressier look. If you have casual Fridays at the office, this would be a perfect combination! You could also wear this with a sneaker or even make it even dressier with heels! I also love this combination (sans jacket) with espadrilles!
Button down (medium, but I recommend sizing down. Rainbow embroidered option, Option under $20) | Jeans (28) | Jacket (medium–option under $80) | Flats (8.5– size down 1/2 if you have a more narrow foot)
Wide Leg Crops and a Tee
Jeans and tees just belong together, and wide leg cropped jeans are no exception! I went the nautical route with my navy stripe tee and red flats but any tee will do! This would obviously also work with short sleeve t-shirts and tanks too! The fun thing about a tee is the options you have for styling. I did a full tuck here but you could also do a front tuck or knot it! The shoe options are also endless. Sneakers are a great everyday option but sandals, espadrilles, and mules work too.
Which look is your favorite?