Flared jeans return this fall. I know some of you are squealing with delight while others are shrieking with terror. I’m kind of in the middle.
You don’t have to look like a hippie in flared denim unless that’s the look you are going for. Then by all means, do it with style!
The trick here is fit. That’s right ladies. Try on several different brands because every size 10 is not designed the same way.
The first thing to think about in fit is the waist. Choose a comfortable waistline.
Next is the leg. The leg of your denim should skim the top of your shoe. I know magazines feature glossies of women wearing jeans draping the floor, but do yourself a favor and keep it real. No one wants to wind up in the emergency room.
Style tip: The best look is a snug fit from the thigh to the bottom of your knee.
Width of the flare is also a factor in the fit. A narrow flare looks more natural than a huge bell.
Because flared jeans come into vogue every 10 years or so I wouldn’t invest a huge amount of money in a pair.
Dark denim always looks more professional. Choose a dark pair to wear to work with a patterned top and blazer or long cardigan.
A lighter wash is fun for weekend wear. Grab your favorite denim, add a comfy tee shirt and hooped earrings.
Stores like Old Navy and Target offer affordable clothing. You could even try a second hand store! It’s good for the environment and your wallet!
Style Tip: When buying jeans, make sure to take along a pair of heels with you as well as what you are already wearing. This gives you more options for length and how you plan to wear your flared jeans.
Fashion is for fun. But dress well to impress.
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