Fashion trends are like seasons, they come and go. Flared jeans are no exception. I know what you’re going to say… That’s so 70s! But I’m here to change your mind and add yet another chic item to your wardrobe. Flared jeans can be extremely flattering when worn the right way, this means choose styles according to your shape and size.
Here is the 411 on how to keep this look right on point:
BASIC GUIDELINES The rule of thumb with flared jeans is to keep everything in your outfit balanced. That being said, since the pants are already pretty wide, opt for more closely fitted counterparts (i.e. a silky blouse). Accessorise to accentuate your waist. Thin belts can be found almost anywhere, and will make for an eye-catching piece. As for shoes, heels are best in my opinion, but for a laid back look, pointy flats, boots or wedges will do the trick. Lastly, don’t be afraid to play around with whatever works for you to make this style your own!
HOURGLASS SHAPE Busty, slim waist and wide hips. Girl, you can wear anything cut. However, this style specifically will enhance that tiny waist especially a pair that cinches in at the middle. For an extra slender look, choose a statement belt to accessorize.
PEAR SHAPE Pear shapes usually carry weight at the hips, back, and legs. To give the illusion of smaller hips, pick out a pair that tapers in at the knee and has a slight flare from the knee to the bottom. Mid-rise are always best if you want that long leg effect, high waist will do the opposite. Proportions are key.
APPLE SHAPE Apple shapes tend to carry weight in the mid-section. This is why a higher rise of flared jeans is best for you. A narrower flare will provide just the right fit and accentuate your curves.
PETITE SHAPE Petite girls look great in well-fitted flare pants. Avoid baggy ones as they may be too overwhelming for your small frame. Heels can be worn for a taller look.
1. Paige, Denim slim jeans, $110, available at 6PM
2. McGuire, ripped jeans, $210, available at PIPERLIME
3. Hudson, distressed jeans, $70, available at 6PM
4. McGuire, Majorelle jeans, $228, available at ANTHROPOLOGIE
5. DL1961,, Joy High-Rise Kick Flare in York, $77, available at 6PM
6. McGuire, Dark wash jeans, $196, available at ANTHROPOLOGIE
Style Inspiration: Song of Style / The Chriselle Factor
By: Rubi Samano, writer of styleonpoint, Vancouver
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