Posted on April 8th, 2011
We couldn’t be happier! Flared jeans, pushed to the sidelines for several years now by skinny jeans, are one of the season’s hottest trends. We love flared jeans! While not as “safe” as bootcut jeans, they are really cute and fun to wear, and we find that they are more forgiving and flattering than skinny jeans. A flared cut balances out the thigh area and elongates the legs.
However, now that you’re likely to wear more flared jeans, keep in mind that what worked with skinnies will not necessarily work with flared jeans. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- The flowy tops that worked with skinny jeans will not work with flared jeans. A form fitting, tucked-in top will be better, because it will balance out the flair at the hem. It will also accentuate your waist, creating an hourglass figure.
- Platform shoes and sandals look great with flared jeans. The overall look is tall and lanky, which is exactly what you’re aiming for.
- Flared jeans and platform sandals are obviously inspired by the seventies, but it’s best if the rest of your look is not too retro – you don’t want to appear to be wearing a seventies costume!
A few of our favorite flared jeans:
7 for All Mankind vista del mar ‘Dojo’ pocket flare leg jeans ($119 at Bluefly)
We love the dark wash of these jeans and the not-too-low 8″ rise.
Twenty8Twelve indigo faded ‘Celine’ flare leg jeans ($128 at Bluefly)
These jeans have a truly vintage look – they look as if they were taken straight out of the seventies! We love the very stylish fading, the high rise and the VERY flared hemline.
Pair your flared jeans with these fab Stuart Weitzman boa print peep toe platform pumps ($154 at Bluefly)
And with a form-fitting, cropped (or tucked in) top such as this pretty blouse from BCBG ($67 at Bluefly)