Denim jeans are a year round staple. Years ago at the height of the skinny, low-rise jeans craze, I tried to forgo them altogether. It wasn’t easy and although I curbed the jean habit I was unable to quit completely. I’m feeling much better about the denim choices we have today. My personal favorite is the mid rise, cropped flare. They look great with a variety of shoes making them ultra versatile, from flat sandals for now, to boots and everything in-between. Here are some of the best. A nude ballet and fisherman sweater with a cropped flare jean is my idea of a perfect run around look.