ARE FLARED BOTTOMS BACK IN STYLE?
I never thought I’d see myself abandoning my holy-grail-ride-or-die skinny jeans in place of flared denim in 2016 but here I am in a pair feeling like Britney Spears in her glory days.
Lately, full and cropped flared bottoms are being paraded on runways, red carpets, and even dressed up or down by our favourite bloggers and style influencers. It is no wonder why this 70’s retro style is back in full swing and into our wardrobes.
I must admit that I was a little hesitant to jump back on this trend because I have a long life contract with my skinnies but as they say, don’t knock it till you try it. There I was in a fitting room at Hudson’s bay squeezing into this pair of flared denim and instantly realising I needed to have this piece in my wardrobe.
First of all, they make my derriere look amazing. Secondly, they look dressy without the extra effort. Need I say more?
The flare is a lot less versatile than the regular skinnies which can be paired with about anything ranging from flats to sneakers and even heels. It is recommended to pair the flare pants with heels unless you’re into looking like you have no feet or you’re just that cool to pull it off with converses (I wish I could).
Here, I paired it with a structured peplum top from Zara because why not play the double flare move?
If you’re nothing like me then chances that you’ve got a pair of flare/bootcut jeans tucked in the back of your closet is reasonably high so why not dust it off and take it for a spin?
Till next time…
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[Photographs by Chinonso, IG: city_lens]