Flare Fix


The main hesitation I’ve heard about styling the comeback of flares these days is trying to figure out what to pair on top. This is a legitimate concern because, well, you need to wear tops. I’m sorry to be the rule enforcer here, but it’s the world we live in. Do you go cropped, tight, fitted, loose with flares? I say yes to all of the above. But the most challenging, oddly enough, is the loose top. This silhouette of a top works perfectly with our other denim BFF, the skinny jean, but can it work with flares?

I decided to put it to the test. 

And if I’m grading my own paper it looks like I passed with flying colors. I even gave myself bonus points, too for no reason at all. Here is the thing about pairing flares with a looser or longer top — you’ve got to wear heels. Possibly the most controversial thing I’ve said, but it’s true. You’ve got to get some height when you pair loose tops with flare denim. Flares with any top can easily be done and well, just be aware of your proportions and you’ll be just fine. See? Flares aren’t so intimidating after all.

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  1. Jane says:

    The top is gorgeous! I think the length of the floaty top is important too. And for those who don’t like too much volume on top there is always the half tuck 🙂

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  2. Natali says:

    I’m loving this simple, 70’s inspired combo! You’re rocking these flared jeans!


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  3. Kim says:

    Love this outfit! The detailing on the top is gorgeous!

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  4. You look amazing and I think you are right concerning the heels thing.

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  5. Angel says:

    you looking so lovely <3

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  6. Jessica says:

    I love you in flares! Such a perfect spring look.

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

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  7. Alice says:

    This lace top is so pretty, love the hem and lace piecing! Great look!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

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  8. I love the look of a loose top with flares! I think you’ve styled this version fantastically 🙂

    xx, Ashleigh | http://www.fashioninflight.com

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  9. Morgan says:

    My question with flares is always what shoes to wear! Can you do a post about that?

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    • Kendi Everyday says:

      Great idea, girl! I’ll put that on the list! 🙂

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      • Florencia says:

        I was going to write the same thing! My problem with flares is I like them only with heels and that makes them lose against the skinny jeans 😉

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  10. Morgan says:

    Completely agree! Flares can be worn with pretty much any top but the key to wear the right shoes and accessories. And obviously you nailed it!

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  11. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    A parfait flare … Loving the deep dark indigo bleu colour. Simply beautiful! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

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  12. sydney says:

    These flare jeans are too perfect!
    xo, Syd

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  13. Paula says:

    I love the lace detailing of this top! So beautiful!

    Paula- www. livingpaula.com

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  14. gorgeous little details!! x


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  15. You look great in these pants!!! <3

    xo Vanessa | http://www.thetrendique.com

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  16. I think that top goes perfectly with the flare jeans.


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  17. ashleyj says:

    Love this outfit! My problem/hesitation with flares is what shoe to wear them with. I don’t like wearing heels/wedges. Any other suggestions? Thanks!

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  18. Deirdra says:

    The noa booties that you are wearing, can you comment on the heel height? The website says 3 1/2 but then i read some reviews and some people said they are higher. They are so cute and are a great transitional bootie.

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  19. jennifer says:

    I love this outfits..looking adorable..
    love your flared jeans! i also wear this type of top!

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