Remember my post last week about picking the perfect pair of denim? A few of my rules in summary: try on, try new, and try, try again. Well then I realized that I needed to take my own advice when searching for flare jeans. Flares are one of those styles that, while I appreciate the comeback it is making, I’ve been cheering them on from the sidelines of Pinterest and window shopping. Why? Because it’s come to my attention that I’ve completely forgotten how to wear them. I’ve been a believer in skinny jeans since the mid-00’s so this shift in denim is a bit of a game changer. For me at least, flares fit my body a bit differently than skinny jeans and each brand is very different from the next, whereas skinny jeans I’m a pretty consistent size. So I took my own advice and tried a brand that I’ve previously sworn off. (Nothing against 7FAM jeans, they just aren’t a perfect fit for me in skinny jeans.) I have to say the minute I put these babies on (last in the pile), they were exactly what I was looking for. They fit my hips, flare out at the right place and are soft as can be. *praise hand emojis forever*
All that to say, sometimes it takes a while to find a trend you like and that works for you and that’s okay. I’m probably not going to stock my closet full of flare jeans, but I’m happy to have one really good pair on hand. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to give up skinny jeans, but I welcome any jean that makes my legs look longer and is a dream to wear.
Also a quick note on this oversized sweater that dreams are made of: I basically want to sleep in it. But it is very oversized. I’m in the medium which is typical for me, but I could have sized down and been just fine. Just depends on your how much you like clothes to touch your body ratio. For me it’s like 30:70 — 30 parts maybe she has a body under there, 70 parts that’s a really large sweater she’s wearing.
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