Let’s establish one thing: jeans are seasonless. This basic staple has saved us on so many “I don’t know what to wear” occasions, thanks to its power to adapt to our wardrobes. (If you need proof, here are 100 creative ways to wear jeans.)
While the cooler seasons call for darker washes with longer hemlines, in the Summer we gravitate toward lighter colors and cropped styles. The latter is the perfect way to show off your new mules or flash your fancy slides. Cropped jeans come in many variations, from kick flares to wide culottes, making it almost impossible to choose a favorite pair. That’s why we rounded up 20 options that all offer something different but are all equally flattering. Consider these the best cropped jeans to wear now until the end of Fall.
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You won’t find fray details on the waistband and hem of the jeans like these from Marques Almeida jeans ($211, originally $375).
For a pair of staggered hem jeans you can wear anywhere, we suggest this pair from GRLFRND at Revolve Clothing ($228).
Khloé Kardashian’s Good American cropped jeans ($159) comes in a light wash if that’s what you’re seeking.
We would rock this pair of Rag & Bone crop flare ($130, originally $250) with a tee and colored mules.
Watch out for the cool two-toned detail on this pair of Paige jeans ($269).
Veronica Beard’s baby boot crop jeans ($250) is the Summer alternative to your Fall skinnies — they go with everything.
Going for something really unique? This zipper detail on Topshop’s mom jean ($95) does the trick.
Look for crop jeans in a destroyed style ($98) to show off some skin.
The tracksuit stripe on this 7 For All Mankind jean ($219) gives it a special touch.
Don’t worry about how to crop your jeans; AG has them rolled up for you already ($225).
We like this pair of DL1961 jeans ($198) because of the buttons.
Dark washes like this NYDJ Marlyn cropped denim jean ($65, originally $108) are always flattering.
For a little embroidery detail, Rebecca Minkoff gets it just right ($198).
This bell crop jean by Frame ($239) looks great with a Summer tank or Fall sweater.
For a really dramatic crop flair, go for these Marc Jacobs bottoms ($295).
These AGOLDE white jeans ($148) are made with a curve-loving stretch.
Gigi Hadid always wears her Re/Done jeans and we love this pair with a slightly frayed hem ($320).
Get your fringe on with a dark denim wash Topshop jean ($70).
We can count on Madewell to deliver a high-waist jean ($128) that looks stylish and happens to be affordable.
An easy way to wear your cropped Mother jeans ($248) is with a simple heel.
If light-wash crop jeans aren’t for you, try this darker wash from Free People ($78).
We can’t talk about crop jeans without mentioning Levi’s 517 cropped boot cut jeans ($98).
For a really dark pair of cropped jeans, scoop up this Michael Kors option ($84).