Cropped jeans and linen spring/summer style

I’ve been thinking about the cropped jeans featured in this post for some time. Every time I’ve seen them on Instagram I’ve really liked them. Worried about my short legs I wondered if my frame could carry off wearing them.

When I went to the Baukjen press day I grabbed the chance of trying them on and I loved them. I thought if the worse came to the worse I could always have them turned up, but I actually quite like this length.

I've been thinking about the cropped jeans featured in this post for some time. Every time I've seen them on Instagram I've really liked them.

I’m not sure I could carry off wearing flats or trainers with these cropped jeans like the cool girls do but I’m really pleased I took the plunge for them. High waisted, very comfortable to wear, the Gail Cropped jeans are available in blue denim, off white, dark khaki or the colour I’m wearing caramel.

I’ve paired the cropped jeans with a white linen shirt. It’s a bit of a girl on safari look! The neutral tones that I love.

Are you fed up with seeing the reversible belt yet? On looking back through my posts I’ve worn this belt in nearly every edit! It works well with my neutral style but the black is available on the other side if I need it. Price per wear is definitely won.

These cropped jeans are going to work well through all the seasons

I will most probably feature these cropped jeans with a jumper or some form of warmer wear as our weather plays like a yoyo in the coming days. We’ve been spoilt again this year. Temperatures of 25 this week of May I’m happy about that! But in a couple of days, we are forecast hail or even snow showers! It’s so much easier to go for a country walk when it’s so nice out there.

I think the jeans will look great with knitwear and knee-high boots during the winter too. Another add-on to my neutral capsule wardrobe post that I must update! As I’m always stating, all my Baukjen items seem to mingle so well together, the cropped jeans will work great with the Luna jumper I wear so much.

I've been thinking about the cropped jeans featured in this post for some time. Every time I've seen them on Instagram I've really liked them.

The white linen shirt is actually long sleeved. I’ve tucked the cuffs under loose hair ties to keep them in place. The shirt is oversized but I think it works well tucked in.

I’m a huge fan of linen during good weather and I don’t worry about creases. You just have to embrace them! I’m definitely going to invest in more linen this year.

It’s so good to get out and take some photos! Even if it is an empty car park so that we don’t bump into everyone. There are so many beautiful country parks surrounding Essex but every time I arrive at our nearest it’s unbelievably busy. It surprises me every time. And no one seems to take the social distancing seriously!

How I’ve accessorized the cropped jeans

I've been thinking about the cropped jeans featured in this post for some time. Every time I've seen them on Instagram I've really liked them.

I’ve kept all the accessories neutral as you can see in the photos above. A tan strap watch (my Nordgreen watches are changeable) These Baukjen gold plated Vivienne hoop earrings are gorgeous and they give no irritation at all.

I've been thinking about the cropped jeans featured in this post for some time. Every time I've seen them on Instagram I've really liked them.

The cross body bag from Laura Ashley has been a firm favourite of mine, just the perfect size and colour. I have listed similar below. I’m sad about them going under. I hope a buyer comes forward but who knows in these difficult times?

The mules are new. I love the new trend square front to them, very much a dupe for the popular Bottega Veneta mules that are so popular. I can’t justify paying that sort of money! How do you feel about designer accessories? Do you prefer the real thing or dupes?

I've been thinking about the cropped jeans featured in this post for some time. Every time I've seen them on Instagram I've really liked them.

I pondered over these cropped jeans for so long, or any style of crop trouser for that matter. I’m so glad I tried them. It just goes to show that you have to try. I’m making a mental note of that. Items are so easy to return nowadays, it’s always worth trying something new that really catches your eye but are unsure about it suiting you. Take the plunge.

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  1. May 21, 2020 / 10:25 pm

    So happy you posted in the link party. I am over 40 and it’s hard to find someone who focuses on fashion for women over 40. I watched your May wardrobe video too. So helpful. I could listen to you all day.

  2. May 18, 2020 / 12:59 pm

    What a wonderful pair of crop pants. The look really stlish on you. My favorites are the mules – so nice.
    XO Martina from Munich/Germany

  3. May 17, 2020 / 4:19 pm

    I love those jeans, the style and colour are great. You wear neutrals so well. It really annoys me that people are ignoring the social distancing rules – I find it particularly bad in supermarkets, so I try to do one big shop per week. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  4. May 17, 2020 / 3:21 pm

    Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #OverTheMoon this week. Each Hostess displays their own features so be sure to visit me on Sunday evening and to see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

  5. laurie
    May 16, 2020 / 9:46 pm

    Hi Amy! Good to hear from you. Yes, there are so many options. I was surprised at how much I like these Gail jeans xx

  6. May 15, 2020 / 8:39 pm

    Ohhh you do a neutral so well! These look great on you Laurie. Cannot go wrong with a white shirt either. Perfect!

    • laurie
      May 16, 2020 / 8:17 pm

      Thanks Kerry. I’m so pleased with the Gail jeans. I feel I’ve updated the wardrobe with these xx

  7. May 15, 2020 / 4:29 pm

    My cropped wide leg jeans are among my favorite! I love these tan ones on you and am also a fan of the square toed sandal, so elegant! Love them with linen too!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • laurie
      May 16, 2020 / 8:19 pm

      Thanks Jess. I’m really pleased with the jeans. I wish I had tried them sooner! xx

  8. May 13, 2020 / 11:07 pm

    Those cropped jeans are fabulous on you! I love neutrals and this is such a chic combo!

    • laurie
      May 16, 2020 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you Jill. A new trend in my wardrobe! xx

  9. May 13, 2020 / 4:07 am

    I love these cropped jeans! You make them look so effortlessly chic!


    • laurie
      May 16, 2020 / 9:02 pm

      Hi Katie. Thank you so much! Thanks for stopping by xx

  10. May 13, 2020 / 3:45 am

    I love cropped pants but never in this flare style but looking at your pictures, Laurie now I know hot to pull them off. I love your cropped jeans a lot and choosing the white blouse makes the whole outfit looks very stylish. All the other accessories are just right for it. It is sad to hear that people ignore the social distancing, this thing is really bad and we all should take it rather seriously

    • laurie
      May 16, 2020 / 9:10 pm

      Thanks Anna. I think the Uk has suffered a series of mistakes where the Coronavirus is concerned. Here’s to it disappearing as quickly as it arrived but I can’t offer up-beat hope I’m afraid Anna xx

  11. May 12, 2020 / 6:57 pm

    Those trousers in that length are perfect on you! I have a pair of palazzo pants that are just a tad too short for me to love, so I’m taking them up another couple of inches (I tried to explain that to my husband and he just said, “So, they’re too short so you’re going to make them shorter?”). I’m tall but I still won’t likely wear them with flats (I think I look like Popeye’s Olive Oyl with skinny legs and big feet) or Dad sneakers – I never did get into that trend. And since you bring up fashion dupes, I’m all over them; however, I sometimes wonder whether my budget shopping is the reason I don’t look as good in some styles as the “cool girls” do….. maybe they just aren’t right in some way or another so the look doesn’t come off quite right. Nah. It’s probably just me 😛


    • laurie
      May 16, 2020 / 9:19 pm

      Hi Ruth. I totally understand where you are coming from. I think some of us aren’t made to carry off that cool-girl look. I know I’m certainly not and have tried in the past with certain looks I have admired on social channels but they just don’t look right on me. Hence why throughout most of the blog posts here are content created around the classic style that does sit with me so well.
      I’m laughing about your husband! My partner would say exactly the same! They just don’t get it do they! Haha! Thank you so much for stopping by Ruth. I hope you return xx

  12. May 10, 2020 / 8:30 pm

    The outfit looks lovely on you but I think the trousers are too wide for me, sadly I can’t wear blouses, with buttons, too much bust and gaping buttons. Thanks for linking up to #pocolo

    • laurie
      May 16, 2020 / 9:21 pm

      Suzanne, I’m really pleased with these. I understand if you don’t like them. xx

  13. May 10, 2020 / 6:12 pm

    I love these cropped pants – and neutrals are my favourite too. Perfectly styled with the shirt and sandals. xx

    • laurie
      May 16, 2020 / 9:22 pm

      Thanks Alison. I pondered over these Gail jeans for ages and so glad I took the plunge xx

  14. May 10, 2020 / 5:45 pm

    Love it! I’ve just taken charge of some cream wide leg crops and simply love them. I’ve also tried to wear mine with flat trainers and am not totally happy with them like that, but feel they better suit heels. Will have to share mine soon. Yours will be on repeat throughout the summer for sure, I know mine will be. Jacqui x

    • laurie
      May 16, 2020 / 9:39 pm

      I look forward to seeing them Jacqui. xx

  15. May 9, 2020 / 1:11 pm

    Laurie, this outfit is so chic! I love the simple combination of neutral colors and the cropped style really looks fabulous on you! I am glad that you gave them a try even after being skeptical about them. Thanks for linking up with me!


    • laurie
      May 16, 2020 / 9:41 pm

      Thanks so much Shelbee. I’m so pleased I tried them in the end xx

  16. May 8, 2020 / 8:41 pm

    You wear those cropped trousers very well. And the combination with the white blouse is both elegant as cool. Here in the Netherlands the rules are being broken so often. And people are fet up with it. Let’s hope it won’t get worse.

    • laurie
      May 16, 2020 / 9:44 pm

      Thanks Nancy. Regarding the virus here in the Uk, could it get any worse?! xx

  17. May 8, 2020 / 1:56 pm

    Laurie, you look fabulous in these crop pants. I have tried them, but do not like the way they look on my thicker calves. Maybe if I trimmed down a bit, I might embrace them more, but for now, I have so many other options. Ha, ha. Glad you are safe and well. – Amy

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