Flared Jeans: You know them, now wear them

Denim has made its way into every nook and cranny in the fashion world.

From the backs of original bad-boys, James Dean and Marlin Brando, to the runways of Jean Paul Gautier and Dolce & Gabanna. From hippy fields to punk concerts, you will see denim everywhere and on everyone.

Clearly, denim jeans are something that is never going to go out of fashion.

So it makes sense to look at yours as a long-term investment. The fabric will last you for years, but what’s more is that the style will too. And you can’t say that about a lot of fashion pieces.

Think about all the different styles: there’s the skinny jean to squeeze into, the tapered leg to strut your stuff in and the boyfriend jean to relax in.

But what about the classic flared jean?

This style first hit circulation in the 1970’s when flares and fringe were as far as the eye could see. Now we’re now seeing this trend return in a big way, and we’re loving it.

This in-and-out shape is such a different style to the skinny leg, which we all know and love, that it can be tricky to know how to work it in with the rest of your wardrobe.

But fear not, babes, because we have you covered.

bonnie tan

To give your waist some definition, style a plain tee tucked in with a vintage leather belt. Whichever colour you go for, make sure your boots match. Bonnie ties in perfectly with this little tan belt. Now keep your hair natural with a kick for that chic 70’s look.


Another way to rock denim flares with a 70’s vibe is to opt for a striped long-sleeve tee. Style your hair out with a dramatic shade of lipstick- and polish to match. Go for a heel like Kaydie, it works back perfect with your stripes whilst giving you a tad more height.

della wedge

If one thing is for sure, it’s super important to adjust your hem length so your jeans aren’t too long. You may just end up tripping over all the fabric and looking a bit like a Clydesdale horse. Try a stacked wedge like Della in black to add length in your leg and lift your hemline.

dorothy black

If you’re after a bit of shape, try styling an off-the-shoulder top with a pair of high-waist flares. The shape in the top followed by a narrow waistline and a wideer leg creates the perfect hourglass figure. Plus, you get to show off your décolletage. Finish with a smooth heel like Dorothy and your legs will look crazy long.


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