listening to: rolling in the deep- adele
The great thing about this style is that you don't necessarily have to buy "cropped jeans" but you can just cuff the ones you already own. They look great light and baggy as well as dark and tight. Pair them with high heels for extra height (I love the look of the dark cropped pair with the high heeled ankle boots on the far right) or with flats for easy-going comfort!
Before the appearance of skinny jeans, it was all about flare and bootcut denim. I remember my favourite pair of jeans in grade 3 was a spectacular flared number from Old Navy with flower embroidery at the bottom (um...yah, you had them too). Not only are dark flare jeans extremely flattering on every body type, but when you wear them with heels, they can instantly make anyone under 5"5 look like Gisele Bundchen.
Here are some great examples I found on Shopbop:
current/elliott the matchstick cropped jeans, joe's jeans best friend skinny jeans, citizens of humanity ingrid flare jeans, current/elliott the bell jeans
images from vanessa jackman, the fashion spot, jak & jil, the sartorialist, fashion gone rogue, fashiontoast