Cropped trousers have become the standard length of all my pants in my wardrobe. I struggle to remember the last time my hems hit the top of my shoes, and I don’t ever see myself going back.
With long length trousers firmly a thing of the past, having a shorter trouser length gives all my looks a street style edge opening up a wealth of sock styling possibilities. From contrasting to matching, cropped trousers allow you to play with colour in a fun and creative way.
Here are 6 of my favourite ways you can roll up your jeans.
To achieve an exaggerated hem, you need to have excess fabric at the leg. If this is not the case, a tip is to go a size up in the leg which gives you extra material to manipulate. This style is quite extreme and will take you a while to get used to the size of the turn-up. Depending on your preference, you can have the turn-up sitting at the top of your shoe or cropped.
THE DOUBLE FOLD
The double fold is all about the crop and showing your ankle or socks. Start with turning up the amount of fabric you are comfortable with, once you have your first fold, repeat the fold using the same length of material. The outcome should be a clean and sharp finish.
THE THICK FOLD
Similar to the double fold, the chunky roll is achieved using the same steps but with even more fabric, creating a thicker block.
THE MESSY ROLL
The messy roll is a complete departure from precision and focuses on haphazard style roll. To achieve this look start rolling the bottom of the hem up until you reach your intended height. Rolling is vital as folding will give you too much of a clean finish. Perfection is not required.
THE TIGHT ROLL
The tight roll gives you a cuffed jogger style finish by tightly rolling up your jeans with minimal gaps. Pull the hem so that the jeans are pulled tight against your leg, grab hold of the extra fabric on the other side (with the gap) and fold it back on itself, and then roll up the hem with the folded part tucked in.
What is your favourite way to roll up your jeans?