Most of us remember Farrah Fawcett’s iconic photo. You know, the one of her riding a skateboard crouched down looking as cute as ever in her flare jeans and feathered mane (see below).
Well, this leg slimming trend is back and I couldn’t be happier. A good flare is as versatile as a good skinny jean. Believe me. It’s true. Though it may feel intimidating at first, you’ll quickly realize how many different ways you can wear them. I’m going to show you how I styled mine for this shoot and I hope that you’ll join me on the ‘feel like you’re walking a mile high’ trend. If you pair yours with a high wedge sandal or boot, you will literally feel like you are walking among the stars. I don’t know why but there is something so special about the way a flare jean swishes back and forth at your ankles. They make you feel as if your legs are as long as a runway models. Hold on. Let me stay here for a moment…
OK. Back to reality. No, my legs are not nearly as long as a runway models but, nonetheless, my flare jeans still have a slimming effect (and they’re high-waisted to boot!). I styled my BlankNYC flares with another trend making a comeback this season: a bodysuit. I’ve had this Escada version for years, since my days in NYC when I worked for the brand, but they are all over the place in stores now. I threw on this fringe jacket, another amazing trend, from Alberto Makali and added a fringe clutch and leopard print wooden heeled sandals by DVF.
In the photos below, I paired my flares with an of-the-moment poncho from Free People (there is that fringe again!) and carried another fringe clutch. I threw on this fabulous feather trimmed hat from Anthropologie because, why not? I love how a hat looks with a side braid and wavy tendrils falling softly around the face.
Lastly, I wore one of my favorite Ikat print dresses both with and without my flare jeans. This dress was a fun addition to my wardrobe this fall and, just like my flares, I can wear it so many different ways depending on my mood. Here, you’ll see how I styled them first with the flare jeans and then wore them alone with a pair of booties. Also, I love to mix and match prints, but be somewhat careful. If you have the same color-way, like you see here, with the rust color in the clutch matching the rust color in the dress, than you’re ok. I will always encourage you to have fun with your clothes and with your closet. Mix and match your clothes with new items you buy for the season. You can literally reinvent your wardrobe every time you get dressed if you just let go and cast your fashion fears aside 🙂