There was a time when the only jeans I wore were the denim trend Katie Holmes was spotted in over the weekend. But eventually, around six years ago or so, the trend fell off a cliff and was swiftly replaced by mom jeans (followed by straight-leg jeans, and then baggy jeans…). As you already know, denim trends are very much cyclical, so I think we all could’ve predicted the return of this one.
The “dated” denim trend I’m referring to that Holmes just wore is none other than cropped flare jeans. They were everywhere circa 2017 and then they weren’t, but that’s plenty of time for a denim trend to make a comeback, and given Holmes’ influence, I’d say that her wearing a pair is reason enough to predict cropped flares are coming back. And yes, denim brands are still making them, so let’s shop the best pairs, shall we?
Scroll to see Holmes’ casual cropped flares outfit (just add a sweater and loafers) and shop the pairs that I think deserve your attention.
Next up, 5 jean trends everyone should own in 2023 and the best versions at Nordstrom.