Flares are just about the most exciting thing to happen to denim since distressed skinny jeans in my closet. I bet you never thought you’d see so many women abandon their skinny jeans for that wide leg flare bell bottoms. But if you’re a skinny leg lover, let me tell you why you should try your first pair of flares. Bells help elongate your legs and make you look about 7” taller, especially if you wear a high waist pair and platforms.
Here are some do’s and dont’s to flares:
Go wild and try flares in other colors and prints. A pair of white flares with a denim or chambray shirt is the perfect summertime look. For fall, find yourself a good pair of dark denim flares and pair with your favorite moto jacket and aviator sunglasses for the ultimate chic look. Make sure to hem your jeans for the shoes you plan to wear. If you don’t want to hem your jeans like myself, make sure that the hemline of the jeans is almost hitting the floor. I tend to look for flare jeans with a 35” inseam, that way I can wear my 7” heels to make my legs look even longer. Wearing flares with any kind of heel will make your legs look mega long! If you don’t want to wear super high heels, you can try a chunky heel, strappy sandals or wedges. For a little more casual comfortable look you can wear a pointed toe flat.
Don’t buy flares that overwhelm your legs. They should be fitted at the knees and then flare out a little. When getting your flares hemmed, make sure you have a pair for flats and a pair for heels. Don’t wear the same flares with flats as you do with heels. You will only end up tearing up the hem and you might trip.