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We’re totally down to spend a vacation in our favorite midi dresses and cut-offs, but there’s something about throwing on a chic pair of cropped jeans that feels so quintessentially summer. From high-rise cotton styles to stretchy black silhouettes, shop the best cropped denim on the market below!
These high-waisted straight-leg jeans are at the top of our list! The subtle whiskering and sanding details make them look totally worn-in, while the 98% cotton/2% spandex fabric makes them feel like an old fave.
2. MOTHER The Trickster Ankle Jean, $288
Searching for your new favorite weekend jeans? We found ’em! This slim straight-leg style offers up just the right amount of distressing, so you can wear them with your softest tee or dress them up with a colorful blouse.
This relaxed silhouette is perfect for everything from Casual Fridays to trips to the farmer’s market — just slip into your favorite sneakers or sandals and you’re good to go.
4. AGOLDE Riley Crop Jean, $198
These extra-faded jeans are made from 100% cotton, so these cropped cuties will just get softer and softer with each wash.
5. Madewell Perfect Vintage Jeans, $120
Finding those expertly-faded black jeans can be tough. Thankfully, we have this timeless option from Madewell! With a slim-straight fit and high-rise silhouette, they’ll work with everything in your wardrobe.
Not a fan of the high-rise look? Try on this mid-rise cropped denim from Hudson. We’re big fans of the raw hems and extra-comfy stretch.
Shopping for cropped denim that you can pair with your summer heels and wedges? You *have* to try these. The ripped knees add a stylish (and functional) touch and the 100% cotton fabric will just get better over time.
PSA: all of the cool girls rock the raw hems. This mid-rise pair plays well with blouses, blazers, tees… you name it.
Reach for these extra-stretchy jeans to the office, date night or anywhere you want to look cute *and* feel totally comfortable.
10. Stradivarius Cropped Flare Jean, $45.90
Between the patch pockets and exposed button fly, these 70’s-inspired jeans are checking off all of our boxes!
What pairs well with cropped denim? Statement sandals, of course! Shop our best picks now!
Allison Wheeler is a writer, Bruce Springsteen enthusiast, and sixth-generation Texan living in Denton, Texas.