They’re baaaack… Skinny haters rejoice, the flare jean is HUGE for Spring. As with any trend revival, you may need a reminder (or crash course) on flare jean dressing. I’ve included several tried and true rules to remember when styling this flattering denim style:
1) Dainty shoes be damned. Unlike the skinny jean, flared legs beg for a chunky shoe and the more height, the better. A small shoe can get lost beneath the wider leg opening (and the contrast just doesn’t look right). Likewise, a flat undermines the leg-lenghtening attributes of the flared style. Instead, unearth those wedges or, better-yet, invest in Spring’s hottest shoe trend – the flatform. The height continues the line of the leg and the chunky heel compliments the volume of the pant.
Platforms & Wedges
2) Nip and tuck it. Beware of too much volume on top – it can either be too costume-y (think poncho circa 1970’s) and/or create the illusion of extra bulk. Instead, opt for a more cropped top (this looks especially flattering with a high-waisted pair of jeans) or tuck. Again, the flared leg and higher waist elongates the leg and highlights a small waist.
3) Think length (and fit). The hem of flare jeans should skim the floor – show too much shoe and it can look silly (not-to-mention defeat the leg-lengthing benefits of the cut).
Are you ready for the fresh take on flare jeans? How are you wearing your flares?
Thanks for reading! ~Jenn
Photo credits: The Fashion Tag