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What to Wear with Flared Jeans

June 14, 2016
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A quick glance at your social media feed has no doubt shown you that flared jeans have well and truly made a comeback.  Now that’s great for the already style-savvy, but if your experience with this particular wardrobe piece consists solely of laughing at photos of your mum in her flower child days, you might want to read this…

Put your best foot forward.
The most important thing to get right when it comes to rocking a pair of 70s-inspired flares is your footwear. And the good news? You can pretty much wear anything with them! We’d suggest opting for a bit of height, though, as it’s key that the wide leg doesn’t touch the ground. To avoid this, reach for shoes with a heel or higher platform. Let’s face it, flares and platform shoes were made for each other!

Keep it neat.
Flared jeans can be incredibly chic, and the best way to show this off is to keep your look modern and simple by not adding too many accessories. Team the jeans with a nice blazer and you’ll be good to go.

Don’t be afraid of prints.
Printed flared jeans can be really fun, but also tricky to pull off. The key is to keep the rest of your outfit simple, leaving emphasis on the pattern. A black or white top will go with pretty much any pair of printed flares you get your hands on.

Team your pants with a wide top.
Go for a slightly shorter top, shirt or sweater than normal to create a beautiful and strong silhouette.

Tuck your shirt into your pants.
Flared jeans can be worn with almost any type of top. Tuck your shirt or blouse completely into the jeans, or go for the more casual look and let the lower part of the top hang out a little.

Go all out in denim!
Banish those images of bad 90s looks gone wrong and don’t be afraid to rock denim on denim. If you’re feeling super daring, pair your flares with a denim shirt or jacket in the same hue. A more conservative approach (which would also be easier to pull off!) is to team your jeans with a lighter or darker colour denim.

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