Have you seen Daisy Jones and the Six?
As Vogue says “It’s so good, you might just find yourself shopping for chiffon cover-ups, lace-trimmed dresses, suede boots” and of course the Flare Jean.
Let’s chat about the Flare jeans and how to style them, along with the other question I’m always asked, which is “what shoes do I wear with a Flare jean”? This month’s blog will explore both elements for you.
Recognised by their figure-hugging fit around waist, bum and thighs, before the shape widens below the knee into a bell bottom, flared jeans are super versatile and stylish. With a unique ability to flatter all silhouettes, thanks to the figure balancing wide hem, it’s no surprise that flares have never lost their allure.
First hitting our fashion radar in the '60s and '70s, the flared jean is known for its bohemian style, however in this blog we’ll discover is doesn’t have to be just for the 70’s chick. Fast forward several decades and this evergreen denim silhouette is back as part of the 2023’s denim trends.
Flared jeans come in a few different styles, and you can shop all of these styles at Denim Library. From Bootcut to dramatic Wide-leg Flares.
We’ll begin with the Bootcut: Bootcut jeans are the least dynamic of flared jeans. You can even find a baby boot cut. Flare jeans generally go outward at about a twenty-degree angle, but Bootcut jeans will have a more conservative flare, widening out from the knee, this fit is uber flattering as it can balance out your body shape. The boot fit will of course also make room for boots.
Shoe options here are a heeled boot - can be any type but needs height so look for a decent heel. Alternatively you could do very flat, in the summer you can opt for your favourite Dr. Scholls or Birks and yes, you can do socks and slides, like Carrie did once!
High-waisted Flared jeans: High-waisted jeans sit higher on your waist, just below the navel. This shape goes well with tank tops, tees, and other tops that can easily tuck into the jeans to accentuate the waist.
Cropped Flared jeans: You can easily crop flare jeans at home, cut off the bottom part of the pant legs to give them a fun look, but still keeping the shape of the flare. My friend Megan is an expert at this! Do keep the dangling threads, and if after a few washes they are getting too long, just give them a trim.
Wide-Flared jeans: These flared pants have flares extending at a wider angle from the knee. This look is reminiscent of 1970s style and remains fashionable today. I would suggest some great heel height with a wide flare. A wedge shoe is an option here. If you are tall then you will easily be able to carry off a flat sandal - choose a metallic or a red for that next level cool.
When styling your gorgeous Flared Jeans here are a few tips for you.
The Bootcut and Flare family shouldn’t drag along the floor or you will lose the shape. Try on with your heels or flats to get the right length. As mentioned earlier you can go shorter.
Accessorise with a belt. If you are wearing a crop top or are tucking your shirt into your jeans, you’ll have an opportunity to show off a belt that can match your outfit or star as it’s statement piece. The belt will also define your waist, and if you are choosing a denim-on-denim style, the belt gives a little pause point in the middle.
Pair your Flares back to a crochet halter neck or gauzy crop top. The gorgeous silk flowing, sleeve billowing woven will also look fabulous. My mate Kelly has an amazing vintage nude version of this. Other styling options would include a fabulous Kimono (leopard print is always a favourite for me), or an over-sized blazer, although you may need a heal to really carry this off.
Don’t fear the Flare - you can make it work back to your wardrobe. Do send me any pics or tag me on Insta of you wearing your Flares. I’d love to see you. Shop our Flare collection at www.denimlibrary.co.uk
Be more Daisy! x