High Style: Flare-up

Ever get the feeling the labels are raiding your mother’s closet? This Spring/Summer season you will! From the daringly high cut of the hot pant, to the heedless long legs of the flare jeans, designers are bringing back vintage in a big way. The flare leg is one of those great styles, adding length for us petite women out there, complimenting curves for those ladies who got ‘em. There is a flare out there for every woman.

If you want to embrace the 70’s look with a blousy top, be sure to go for a high-waisted flare, to define your waist between the volume of the top and the bottom of the pant. The twist on the vintage look for 2012 is pairing the jean with a slimming top. Go for a light-weight shell (paired with a short jacket or sweater in the winter) or a clean fitted T. Nautical will be in again, so break out a striped T, if you’re feeling tidal. Whimsical prints are going to be the Spring look, so a sweet button down with a bird or floral print would look great tucked into a pair of flares.

Whatever your look, do tailor your flares so you’re not dragging your jeans behind you, or tripping over them! A decaying hem is not cute, nor is a sprained ankle. If you’re a fan of heels, tailor the hem to leave about a half-inch peek of your stilettos! If you prefer something a little more down to earth, the hem should just skirt the ground.

As always, here are a few options, all under $200.00!

Diesel Flareleg 0889U

Rachel Zoe ‘Campbell’ Flare Leg Stretch Jeans (Nordstrom)

Levi’s Vintage Flare Jeans

Guess Brittney Flare Jeans- Mystery Wash

Juicy Couture High Rise Flared Jeans (Bloomingdale’s)

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