You know me. I'm always down for a trend. I resisted cropped flares as long as I could, until I saw this particular pair of jeans in an Express email. They were on sale, so I ordered a pair and when they came in...they were definitely just flared jeans on a shorty. However, these things are SUPER stretchy and have a nice high rise, so I took a pair of scissors to the bottom to make them a length that works for me.
Chopping the bottoms obviously reduced the flare a bit, which might be a good thing in the long run for wearability. Which is a good thing, since I'll be wearing them every day thanks to how comfy they are.
Bonus story? I decided I wanted a bandana, so I went to Hobby Lobby and bought one for a dollar. Fashion!