Free People flares; similar tee; Amazon sweater; Louis Vuitton handbag; Gorjana and Gold & Gray necklaces; Ray-Ban sunglasses
While the skinny jeans in my closet are definitely my most worn and loved, I’ve also got a real thing for a great pair of flares. I spotted these at the Free People store in Palm Springs (with my size still in stock, naturally) and figured I’d try them on “just to see”. Fast forward ten minutes later to me skipping out of the store with my new denim purchase.
They’ve got stretch but not too much stretch – so they’re comfortable and hug curves without sagging – and a super high rise. I’d say they’re pretty true to size. I normally take a 27 in Madewell’s super stretch denim, but I grabbed these in a 28 because they just felt more comfortable. They come in 16 different washes (seriously, 16), and some of those washes are available in short, regular, and tall sizing. And the best part? They’re under $100.
I feel like styling flares can be a little intimidating, so today I’m sharing a couple of ways I’d wear these, now and into spring. (Although for the spring look below, I’d probably switch up the long sleeved tee to this easy tank.) I love keeping them long and pairing with a super high wedge to seriously elongate legs, and personally, I like them with a kimono or long cardigan to keep the lines long. (But for shorter friends, I’ve seen a simple tucked or front-tucked tee work best.)
It can take a little trial and error, but once you figure out what works best for you, I think you’ll love these. What do you think – are flares for you?
Free People flares; similar tee; Time & Tru kimono (similar here); Karen Walker sunglasses (look for less here); Ankole Living clutch; Amazon bracelets
Photos thanks to Katie Stuart