According to Net-a-porter:

Cropped Flares.

Fringe trend last year, mainstream this year.

I LOVE this trend with straight legs so that the hems aren't quite as flared. It works with my comfortable footwear and is practical for Seattle rain. I have multiple blue pairs and am looking at some pairs in white too. It's amazing how a new silhouette of denim can change the landscape of your wardrobe.