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WE LOVE: The crop flare jean

Despite its traditionally awkward portions, the crop flare is proving to have staying power well beyond that of the Mom jeans, culottes and pleated skirts of the season past. You can blame it on Alexa Chung.

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Arguably one of the trickiest looks to pull off, the crop flare could instil fear into the hearts of even the most sartorially gifted stylists.

Get it wrong and it is so wrong but just as she did with the denim pinafore and Peter Pan collar before, Alexa Chung has created a new movement, leading (or styling in the case) by example. Whether she’s channelling a 60s rock muse with low heeled boots and woollen pea coats or keeping it casual with a crisp white tee and clean sneakers, Alexa is proving that the crop flare is not only on point but surprisingly versatile.

And there is good news for anyone who isn’t Alexa Chung. Long limbs, a slight frame and undeniable it girl credentials aren’t a necessity when pulling this look off. From statement heels to classic boots, we look to those already sporting this style to inspire us to put down our go-to skinny legs in favour of openly embracing the slightly awkward yet strangely wearable crop flare jean.

About the author;

Lauren JonesA senior womenswear buyer, lecturer, key note speaker and founder of Style Retailer. Lauren Jones has over 10 years buying experience, working across department store, David Jones and youth sector retailers General Pants co. and Glue Store. Specialising in women’s denim and fashion, Lauren has forged a successful career, consistently driving strong sales and margin result in a rapidly evolving landscape. Drawing on this experience, Lauren created Style Retailer, a fashion consultation business designed to help major retailers and independents alike drive competitive advantage and growth through solid buying practices.

Lauren also uses her vast experience to lecture at Sydney’s FBI Fashion College, teaching both Fashion Buying and Advanced Fashion Buying courses. Lauren is also a regular speaker at the Fashion Exposed seminars in Melbourne and Sydney and a regular contributor to leading fashion publications.

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