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 🙂