Flares, you guys. I finally did it! Flared jeans have been making a comeback, but I’ve been much too reluctant to give them a try. I’ve read that they’re slimming and leg-elongating, but I’ve hated every pair that I’ve tried on over the past few seasons. I’d come to terms with the fact that this was a style I would be skipping indefinitely. For me, skinny jeans only.
I must have been feeling adventurous when I was shopping at Old Navy last. (Remember how Old Navy is slaying this spring?!) There was a whole table of flared jeans when I walked in so I figured, “What the heck?! I’ll give them a try.” I was fully intending to try them on and instantly decide NOPE. So imagine my shock when I tried on this flared pair under $40 and actually kind of loved them! And I wouldn’t even have to get them tailored… Could it be so?!
Flared jeans can be a tricky silhouette to wear. For flares to work their leg-lengthening magic, you really do have to wear them with some sort of heel. Whether it be pumps, lace-up sandals, wedges, or booties, some elevation is key!
In terms of length, I’m 5’5’’, but I do have long legs in proportion to the rest of my body. (And a very short torso to even it out!) I’m wearing them here with my 3.75” heels and the length couldn’t be more perfect. A very happy accident! I have pretty muscular thighs, though, which could definitely be “shortening” the hem a bit, too.
I love the overall fit of these jeans, too. They’ve got the perfect amount of stretch, a great fit through the butt and thighs, and a nice high rise, too. I’m wearing my regular size, and the regular length. There’s also petite and tall variations if you need them!
For styling my new-found flares, I went all-in with the 70’s vibes. I love the romantic, feminine feel of this lace top. If you’re not into the boho billowing blouse, try balancing out the volume of flared jeans with a more form-fitting shirt on top! Tucking a striped shirt into your high-rise jeans, or even tying up the ends of a button-down shirt, would look chic.
Get the Look…
Old Navy Lace Top (also love this ruffled blouse!)
Old Navy Flared Jeans
Old Navy Crossbody Bag
Wooden Bangle (old, similar here, here, here, & here)
Ivanka Trump Pumps (also available in lots of colors here and here!)
Do tell… Have you tried flared denim recently? If so, what’s been your favorite way to style them?
PS: Old Navy is offering 35% off today and 30% off tomorrow… Perfect time to shop!
And here are a few more of my favorite finds at Old Navy right now…
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