With the launch of the new 21 steps style course (you can still enroll here) and settling into Singapore again, I haven’t got round to sharing some of the photos Denton took of me in New York.

So let’s start today with these crop flared jeans.

The perfect pair of jeans for women | 40plusstyle.com

Cropped flare jeans is a new jeans silhouette for me that I had my eyes on for a while but had not been able to find the perfect pair. So when I came across a store of my favorite jeans brand Paige, I knew I had to go in and get my hands on one of their crop flare jeans.

Just like my other bootleg jeans from Paige, they fit like a dream and I love the hip silhoutte they create.

The stretchy but sturdy jeans do a great job at tucking the belly in, so I can wear these with a short top, which is often the best kind of top for cropped flares. You can find many more tips on how to wear cropped jeans here.

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The top is from a new-to-me brand Kow Tow and I love the colors and the natural fabric and breezy fit.

Crop flare jeans with a colorful top | 40plusstyle.com

These jeans look great with open vamp shoes but also with these high heeled open toe booties (brand is Lilian), perfect for my climate. Quite a few of you have already asked where they can buy them online, but unfortunately am not able to find them. Amazon still has quite a few alternative options though.

How to transition this outfit to fall?

As many of you are now getting into cooler weather, I just wanted to give some tips on how you transition this outfit into fall.

  • Add a short jacket. Should be about the same length as the top
  • Instead of booties wear this with longer boots. Make sure that they go underneath the pants
  • For slightly cooler weather you can also play with a sleeveless vest
  • Wear with a short dress or tunic. Make sure you belt it though to get the desire silhouette!
How to style crop flare jeans and transition this outfit to fall | 40plusstyle.com

Finally the accessories. Very important in every outfit.

The glasses are from Freida Rothman, earrings, ring from Bira Biro (read an interview with the designer here) and I purchased the bangle at the Museum of Arts & Design in New York.

How to style gold earrings and accessories | 40plusstyle.com

What do you think of crop flare jeans? Will you try this silhouette?

Photography by Denton Taylor


Sylvia is 40+style’s editor-in-chief and has been helping women find their unique style since 2011. An alumni of the School of Color and Design, she is devoted to empowering women of any age to look and feel their best. Read more about Sylvia and 40+style on this page.

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