I’ve been all about the skinny jeans for over a decade now, but recently I’ve been intrigued by the demi-boot crop style of pants. These pants have a boot-cut (a look I looooved back in my high school and college days) but they’re cropped and seem to have a more streamlined look to them. They’re slim fitting through the leg until mid-calf, and then they flair out a bit…yet they’re cropped! Pants that hit right around the ankle are my favorite (except for in the freezing cold) so I decided to buy this pair of demi-boot crop jeans from J.Crew and I’m officially in love! They have a 9 inch rise which is great for a post-babies tummy, and they’re really comfy and I think they’re a fun current take on denim. They run true to size, as do most J.Crew jeans and shorts I’ve tried the past few years. This exact pair is a little limited in sizing, so here is a darling darker wash button front option and here is a traditional blue jeans color zip front pair that also looks really cute. Below I styled them 5 different ways if you’ve been interested in the style but haven’t quite figured out how to wear them yet. I also put together an IGTV video on Instagram, so please check that out too if you want to see how I built each outfit!
How to Style Demi-Boot Crop Denim
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Outfit #1. demi-boot crop jeans (similar here and here) | woven mules (similar here) | striped boatneck shirt | Tory Burch cardigan (I’ve owned mine since 2011 and still LOVE it. Absolutely worth the investment.) | navy hair scarf is old from H&M
You can’t go wrong with a striped t-shirt and jeans. Boatneck tops are my favorite long sleeve silhouette and this one is such a great one. I threw on my 9 years old Tory Burch cardigan as an extra layer, added a sheer navy scarf to my ponytail and threw on my favorite woven mules for an easy end of summer look.
Outfit #2: demi-boot crop jeans (similar here and here) | leopard smoking slippers (mine are from 2013 but these and these are similar! A quality pair will last you years and years and they’ll be a true staple in your closet.) | white button front shirt (mine is linen and is sold out but this one is a similar non-linen version) | camel sweater blazer
A button down shirt is one of my favorite things to wear. I layered a camel colored sweater blazer over it (a must-have for any closet, camel is so versatile and it’s perfect in winter and fall) and added leopard calf-hair smoking slippers. A good pair of these are an investment but they will last you forever and they will never go out of style. I bought mine from J.Crew in 2013! I’ve worn out the soles after years of use but plan on getting them resoled by a cobbler one day rather than buying a new pair. Although if I were to buy a new pair I may look into this Rothy’s pair because I’ve heard they’re incredibly comfortable and machine-washable!
Outfit #3: demi-boot crop jeans (similar here and here) | camel boatneck shirt (mine is from 2013 and it’s still one of my favorites. No longer available but here and here are similar camel colored options) | long cream colored sweater blazer (similar) | tan smoking slippers (mine are from 2013 but these and these and these are similar)
A camel colored top is a staple in my fall wardrobe. I bought this one in 2013 when I lived in Arlington previously and it’s still one of my very favorite tops. Camel acts as a neutral and it’s one of my favorite ways to add some warm earthy tones to an outfit. Throw on a cream sweater blazer when the temperature drops and some neutral loafers or smoking slippers to complete the look. I have my eye on these camel Rothy’s if you’re on the hunt for a comfy pair of loafers!
This is more of a summery outfit but you could throw a sweater over top to make it work on a cooler day. Madison-Mathews makes some of my favorite embroidered and block-print clothing, and the Catherine top is so sweet that I own in in 4 different color-ways. It works with jeans, white jeans and shorts and it’s such a classic look! I just do a little French tuck in front to help define my waist and I added my woven mules and headband to complete the look.
Outfit #5: demi-boot crop jeans (similar here and here) | white sneakers (mine are mesh Tretorns that are no longer available. Here are the normal canvas Tretorn sneakers, and I also have Superga Cotu sneakers and LOVE them) | no-show socks (they come as a 3 pack on Prime for $9.95 and do not slip down!) | sweatshirt (old from J.Crew but this one from Walmart is only $11.44 and looks similar and I’ve heard it’s super comfy)
This is a nice and casual way to wear these jeans. Perfect for a day at the park or school drop off (if your kids are back in school). A good pair of white sneakers that works well with jeans, shorts and dresses is so versatile, and Tretorns or Supergas are my go-to. Not trendy or flashy, just nice and classic. My sweatshirt was from the springtime and the bold color is really fun. A follower told me about this Walmart sweatshirt though, and it comes in lots of colors and would get you a similar look for under $12! She said that she got her normal size to wear with jeans and sized up to wear with leggings.
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