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…



ZARA Peplum Shirt

Flared Denim | Similar Here & Here

RIVER ISLAND Shoes (sold out)

[Photographs by Chinonso, IG: city_lens]

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    Looking Krim krim like chips.

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      Thanks Val..xx

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    I have been really excited about this flared pants revival for quite some time! Though I don’t think I’ll ever give up my skinny pants fully.

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      Hey Robbie! I know right? Skinnies have become an essential part of our wardrobes that giving it up seems absurd but then, no on’s asking you to, just join the train and have fun with the trend..xo

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    You KNOW this is my home turf!!! Love the look… Who says you’re not cool enough to pair them with sneakers? Just find the ones that have a little platform… Have fun with it!

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      I should have probably said I’m too short to pull that stunt! But I’ll def try it out with sneakers and see

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      Thank you Allie!

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    I love this look! If you’re into the 1970’s retro look you should definetly check out my blog at :) and I totally agree with you can’t knock it until you try it. I was hesitant at first when this trend starting to make a comeback in the spring last year, but I just couldn’t resist the ones they had at PacSun!

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      Thank you Dayna and yeah the ones at PacSun are super gorge!

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