Although I wear flares fairly often
… I’m actually a bit on the fence about them.
Or at least about their proposed dominance in my wardrobe. According to the fashion world, flared jeans are the silhouette for this fall. But, I’m not sure they suit me or my lifestyle enough to replace my skinny jeans.
One, I’m not always going to want to dress like an extra on That 70s Show:
I mean, sometimes, sure, obviously. But, not always. And flares do definitely lend themselves to the 70s trend so it’s hard to resist the urge.
Two, from years of skinny jeans, I have a closet full of high volume tops and a propensity for layering. I’m not convinced those same tops/layers work as well with flared jeans:
It doesn’t look bad, per se, but it’s a very different effect than if I were wearing skinny jeans. And that’s taking some getting used to.
Three, tucking a slim-fitting top into high-waisted flared jeans seems like a good idea, but in practice I feel like everyone is looking at my hips:
Oh my goodness, you guys, is everyone looking at my hips???!!!! Or, am I just being irrational because I’m not used to being out of the skinny jeans/riding boots that normally comprise my fall outfits. Probably the latter… probably.
I’ll likely continue to try flared jeans this fall, but I really do prefer my skinny jeans and boots. At least for now.
What about you, Reader Friends? Will you be trying flared jeans this fall?
Gap True Resolution Skinny Flares (the exact pair from my 3rd look)
LOFT Dark Wash Flares (these have been very well-reviewed)
ASOS TALL Baby Kick Flare (a great light wash option)
Banana Republic Dark Wash Flares (the longest tall option with a 38″ inseam)