I think they can look amazing on the right body and if they're styled correctly. Could be a bit biased since it's very difficult to find jeans my length, so it's refreshing to see the cropped style being a thing now.
I don't really think so. I am totally flummoxed by the popularity of these pants trends; I find them almost universally unflattering, and I personally don't see why skinny jeans ever need to go out of style
So far I've learned that the SG consensus seems to agree with me- those pants are hideous!
Honestly I like both of the trends. Would I invest a ton of money into them? No, but I would buy a low end pair to try out. Sometimes it's refreshing to break out of your traditional silhouette. I think fashion should be fun and if you find a way to make the trend your own then you're doing it right.