Archive | March, 2015

Friday Favorites: Boot To Bell


You guessed it…more non-skinny jean favorites! Three styles from conservative-to-daring to give your skinny jeans a well-deserved break. And so flattering, they’re further proof that you can have your cake and eat it too!

Slim Boot-Cut: The flare jean’s more subtle cousin, the slim boot-cut barely skims over your shoe.  This may be a good reintroduction into a wider-leg jean.  Just remember that the length of the pant, should nearly skim the ground.

DL1961 | 7 For All Mankind | Genetic

Flare: With a wider bottom than the slim-boot but not as exagerated as the bell bottoms below, this is an easy middle-ground to try out this trend.  As stated in my previous posts, just be sure to highlight your waist and pair with a chunky, elevated shoe.

Paige | Citizens of Humanity | Frame

Bell Bottom: The quintessential ’70’s look; very fitted to the knee with a wide flare falling to the floor.  Not for the faint of heart, these jeans are a statement…an awesome one.

Hudson | Stella McCartney | Blank

Many of these jeans can be found at Bloomingdales – they are currently hosting “Denim Days.” 1 pair is 15% off and 2 or more are 25% off now thru Sunday, March 15th.  Time to get your shop on!

Thanks for reading and enjoy a terrific weekend! ~Jenn

Outfits: Fit to Flare


P1110119P1110143 As previously posted, flare jeans are back in a major way this spring.  However, if you’ve been living in your skinnies for the past several years, you may require a refresher on styling their fabulously-freeing, wider-leg denim cousin. First, remember porportions. Just as you may wear a more slouchy top to contrast a skinny pant, pair a fuller leg with a fitted, tucked, and/or cropped top instead. Highlighting your waist will ensure you get the maximum amount of leg-lengthening benefits from the flare style and will avoid looking sloppy or generally oversized.

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Pair a chunky, elevated shoe with a flared pant – this will give you added height (think long legs) and balance the wider proportion of the pant.  A dainty shoe may be swallowed but the extra material and a flat would negate the lengthing benefits of the pant.  Also, the flare may begin anywhere from the knee down.  Therefore, if you hem a flare jean for flats, you may lose much of the flare.  And finally, the hem of the jean should nearly graze the ground – almost covering your entire shoe.

Jeans: MiH (size down) | Tee: Stateside | Jacket: Madewell (similar) | Clutch: Gap (similar) | Sandals: Bivel (similar) | Bracelets: GorjanaMadewell, Guitar Strings | Sunglasses: Chloé


Motivated to flare a pair? Please leave a comment and let me know how you are styling your flare jeans.

Thanks for reading! ~Jenn

How To: Wear the Flare

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They’re baaaack… Skinny haters rejoice, the flare jean is HUGE for Spring.  As with any trend revival, you may need a reminder (or crash course) on flare jean dressing.  I’ve included several tried and true rules to remember when styling this flattering denim style:

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1) Dainty shoes be damned.  Unlike the skinny jean, flared legs beg for a chunky shoe and the more height, the better.  A small shoe can get lost beneath the wider leg opening (and the contrast just doesn’t look right).  Likewise, a flat undermines the leg-lenghtening attributes of the flared style.  Instead, unearth those wedges or, better-yet, invest in Spring’s hottest shoe trend – the flatform.  The height continues the line of the leg and the chunky heel compliments the volume of the pant.



Platforms & Wedges

Seychelles | DV by Dolce Vita | Faryl Robin

Flare Jeans_unkown22) Nip and tuck it. Beware of too much volume on top – it can either be too costume-y (think poncho circa 1970’s) and/or create the illusion of extra bulk.  Instead, opt for a more cropped top (this looks especially flattering with a high-waisted pair of jeans) or tuck.  Again, the flared leg and higher waist elongates the leg and highlights a small waist.

3) Think length (and fit). The hem of flare jeans should skim the floor – show too much shoe and it can look silly (not-to-mention defeat the leg-lengthing benefits of the cut).

Favorite Flares

Madewell | Frame | MiH

Are you ready for the fresh take on flare jeans? How are you wearing your flares?

Thanks for reading! ~Jenn

Photo credits: The Fashion Tag



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