Many of the Spring/Summer runway shows gave a nod to the colorful and eclectic ’70s. We saw a lot of classic ’70s trends making a comeback such as chic button front A-line skirts, suede clothing, fringed bags, collared cropped jackets and, our favorite, flare pants.
The easiest way to stay on point this season is to add these decade-inspired pieces to your wardrobe.
No matter if you are into nerd preppy girl, bohemian, rock star cool, laid back style, or working lady look, you are free to create whatever style you want, just give them a modern twist and keep your look contemporary. Anyway, here is a little style inspiration for this year.
Scroll down to see my favorite looks.
Galleries of Flare Jeans
The Key to Flare Jeans
The 70s trend has been going strong for several seasons now, particularly the flare jeans trend. Now, some styles like skinny ankle jeans don’t require an especially precise length. But flare jeans demand a specific length if you want to nail the look. If your flare jeans are too long, they just look sloppy as they drag along the ground and you risk drowning in denim. If your flare jeans are too short, you counteract their leg-lengthening magic effect.
The key to wearing flare jeans is to get the length right!
What is the proper length, you ask? While opinions on this can vary slightly, the general consensus is this: the hem should be no more than 1″ off the ground. I personally prefer even less, like half an inch off the ground, just grazing the top of my shoe. That creates the desired long, lean silhouette, while still showing just a bit of shoe as you stride.
Choose which shoes you plan to wear with your flare jeans.
Get the jeans hemmed to go with those shoes.
Heels and platforms work best with flare jeans. Again, it’s all about elongating the silhouette. Remember, once you choose a heel height to go with your flare jeans, you have to stick to that. You can’t alternate between heels and flats. It just won’t work.