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A Flair for Flares

April 4, 2016 2 Comments


I’ve been wearing flared denim pretty much non-stop for the past couple of weeks.

“Are bell-bottoms back in?!” my dad asked me as I was running out the door, my jeans swish-swishing with every step.

“Daddy! Were they ever NOT in??” I gave him a very teenage eyeroll as I swished away.


I’ve always had at least one pair of flared jeans in my wardrobe since I started buying my own clothes. Maybe you think that’s a fashion faux-pas, but I’d spin it as having a very clear sense of what I liked from a young age 😉 From Calvin Klein to True Religion, I cherished them all – but my favourite have to be this dark wash pair from Banana Republic. The best part? I got them on sale for $24!


I think a good dark wash pair of flared jeans can be extremely flattering. They elongate the legs, and can be worn casually or dressed up. The trick is to buy a higher cut waist, and keep the top simple. If you pair the flares with a billowy peasant blouse, or suede fringe, you could end up looking like a walking ad for Coachella (and that’s not a compliment). Instead, opt for clean cut shirts, or a basic blazer like the one I chose here.


To add a little something extra, I went with a striped turtleneck instead of a solid coloured shirt. I also chose black and white spotted calf-hair pumps, because it’s all in the details! It’s hard to notice the pattern since they’re hidden underneath the hemline, but I like that they peek out just a little 🙂


I’ve been giving this blue suede bag a lot of love lately! I guess there have been a lot of beautiful finds at Banana Republic over the last few seasons. Ever since Marissa Webb climbed on board, I’ve seen a noticeable difference in their selection.


Stay tuned for more posts about my trip to Montreal, where Azim shot these pictures! We had a great time and I can’t wait to fill you in 🙂


Hat – J.Crew / Turtleneck – Banana Republic / Blazer – Zara / Denim – Banana Republic (similar) / Shoes – Asos / Bag – Banana Republic 



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  • Helen April 4, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Tres chic Jocelyn


  • Lauren April 4, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Love love love!

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