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Lorraine is a style obsessed mama to two young kids, a wife to a supportive husband and a family photographer. Lorraine graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006, with a degree in advertising photography. She enjoys quiet moments, silly kids, clothes, shoes, coffee and a little wine too. Can't get enough of her here on FredParent? Check out her personal blog: Rain in Style.

 

Rain in Style

These head-turning denim favorites are back. Let’s dress ‘em up and wear ‘em out.

Can it be that skinny jeans have competition now? Yes! Flare leg jeans are back! But don’t worry, skinny jean lovers, flares aren’t taking the place of our favorite denim. They’re simply giving us a little spice and variety. And, hey, that’s nice to have with the arrival of spring. So, let’s take a look at a few ways to style these retro joys.

Choose a Graphic Tee.

What better way to add a little flare to your flares than with a graphic tee? Be careful of the fit though. Try knotting it on the side if it is too loose and baggy; proportions matter, especially with flare leg jeans.

 graphicTJacket by Jack, Adriano Goldschmied flare leg jeans, Brash Heels, clutch from Francescas.

Keep It Simple.

Choose a basic, solid-colored or striped tank or t-shirt. Add interest by trying a side or front tuck. Target has affordable options in different necklines.

simpleAdriano Goldschmied flare leg jeans, Acemi top, Sam Edelman booties, BCBGMaxazria bag.

Wear a Structured Shirt.

A white button-down looks great tucked into flares, but also try patterned tops. The structure of a button-down shirt sets off the structure of a flare leg jean. You can tuck them in or knot them up! Bonus points if you grab a belt to show off.

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Adriano Goldschmied flare leg jeans, Dolce Vita heels, Style Envy top, clutch from Francescas.

Add Layers.

I love long-length cardigans, and they look great when paired with flare leg jeans. Try a fitted jacket or a blazer—perfect for getting that “Rule of Three.”

layers2Adriano Goldschmied flare leg jeans, Cardigan by H By Halston, Mossimo heels, Topshop top

layers3Adriano Goldschmied flare leg jeans, Acemi top, Huoduoyi jacket, Sam Edelman booties, BCBGMaxazria bag.

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Hudson flare leg jeans, Free People jacket, top from Target, Dolce Vita heels.

Unique Top.

Be it a cold shoulder top or something with interesting details, bring your flares to life. Be careful not to go overboard with the interest. A little goes a long way when paired with pants that are already a bit “extra.”

unique top
American Eagle top, Dylan George jeans, H by Halston heels, BCBGMaxazria bag

Ready to show me your flare? If your closet lacks flare, check brick-and-mortar or online second-hand stores. Fashion is cyclical, so second-hand is a great way to find pieces out of style pieces that have recently made a comeback. If you don’t have luck finding them second-hand, try American Eagle. I LOVE their jeans!

Bonus Shoe Tip:

Wear heels or wedges with flares. Pointy toe heels make your legs appear longer. Be sure your flares come down to the ground. I have a few of my flares hemmed to different lengths to accommodate different heel heights.

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