From James Dean to ’90s supermodels and even the Kardashian-Jenner clan Christmas card, little defines American-cool quite like a T-shirt and jeans. But that perfect pair of jeans is ever elusive. Gap is one of those brands that knows denim, and you can always count on it for the latest trends, as well as your time-honored go-to cuts. One of those recent trends is wide-legged cropped denim.
Moving from skinny jeans in recent years into straight-legged as my go-to, I was reluctant to try wide-legged denim as a petite person. While I occasionally love a wide-leg pant with platforms to give the legs-for-days effect, I thought cropped denim would cut off one of my best assets and make me look stumpy. So, when I got the opportunity to try them out for you, I was excited. I enlisted my mother, a Gap enthusiast, to help me. “I can always count on Gap for a good fit,” she said. “They always have my size.” I promise, we’re not paying her. Really, if Gap headquarters ever needed something to archive, I’d direct them to my mother’s closet. She also used to shop different Gap stores in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, with an impressive memory of the stock! My mom has rocked the culotte-style cropped denim for years and she’s not a big jeans person. She can probably count her pairs of jeans on a single hand — and this is someone whose closet is overflowing. We secretly love mother-daughter dressing, so we were excited to give this cut of denim a try!
By the way, Gap is having a major sale right now. You will receive an extra 50 percent off some sale items with the code BIGSALE and an extra 20 percent off your purchase with the code SMILE. That’s definitely something to smile about!