20 best cropped jeans to wear all year round

A rule of thumb: the best cropped jeans hit just above the ankle. It’s a perfect proportion for petite women but equally stylish at all heights. With the spring season approaching, cropped jeans are the ideal must-have for any wardrobe. You can pair them with a simple white t-shirt for a casual weekend outing, or they can just as easily be elevated for the office with a blazer and a low heel. Dressed up or down, cropped denim remains a timeless classic for all seasons. My own search for the best cropped jeans started many years ago. As a short five-foot-two woman, I’ve tried on too many pairs of jeans that sag on the floor no matter how high the heels I wear for it to work. The cropped jeans hit my ankles in just the right place, and they’re not only flattering on petite women, but on all sizes – just be sure to check the inseam length to make sure it adapts to your frame. For more style inspiration, look to the Paris street style set to guide your next cropped denim moment. Ahead, shop high-waisted styles from Khaite, wide-leg versions from Totême, and 20 of the best cropped jeans to add to your cart now.

All white

Forget the old-school rules that there’s no white after Labor Day — white jeans are here to stay all year round. Shop chic ivory from B Sides or a timeless straight version from The Row.

Raey Carrot cropped organic cotton jeans

Everlane Straight Crop

Louis B Sides cropped high-rise jeans

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The Row Lesley cropped straight-leg jeans

High Rise

Hitting the waist in the perfect spot, these high-rise cropped jeans offer a flattering fit. Dress them up easily with a stylish pair of square toe sandals for summer or leather boots for fall.

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Alexander McQueen cropped high-rise jeans

Vivian Khaite cropped high-rise bootcut jeans

Rag & Bone Maya cropped high-rise flared jeans

Mini boot Frame Le Crop organic high waisted bootcut jeans

raw hem

Vintage inspired, these raw hem jeans are to be worn with an oxford button down shirt and trainers.

Gap high waist kick jeans with washwell

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Daphne cropped straight jeans Citizens of Humanity

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Mother Insider cropped frayed high-rise flared jeans

wide leg

Sophisticated and stylish, cropped wide leg jeans offer a tailored silhouette – no tailoring required.

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Totême cropped high-rise wide-leg jeans

Frame Le Jane cropped high-rise wide-leg jeans

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Slvrlake Grace Cropped Jeans

Khaite Jordan Wide Leg Jeans

Right leg

Classic and traditional, straight leg jeans are a wardrobe staple for a reason. Pair them with your favorite white tees or loafers and complement them with a blazer for a simple and unique office look.

MM6 Maison Margiela cropped straight-leg jeans

Levi’s Wedgie cropped high-rise straight-leg jeans

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Frame x Ilona Hamer high-rise straight-leg jeans

Tu Es Mon Tresor the Emerald distressed high-rise straight-leg jeans