Cropped flares, *shakes head*. When this denim variation cropped (yeah, I did that) up on the runway a few seasons ago, not gonna lie, I grimaced. The horrible flared "pedal pushers" made a few cameos in my youth, and I swore I'd never wear them again. They just looked so goofy in retrospect. That being said, somehow the slight change in silhouette- mainly no more skinny knee- and the more retro styling made me a little more open to the idea. The under $25 price point encouraged trying them out too.
As much as I hate to admit it, I'm really digging them. I've already worn them a handful of times, and as long as they're styled with a wedge or heel, I've been surprised by the versatility. Another thing I've noted while styling outfits around them, is that when worn with a retro style top, it all starts to be a little too costume-y. So rather then going retro or boho, I stuck with a pretty classic top in this outfit, and plan to follow that same rule of key in the future.