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3 Cute, Casual Ways to Style Flared Jeans

You’re running out to pick up some groceries, or you’ve got a doctor’s appointment, and you don’t want to wander in wearing yoga pants. What do you throw on that’s casual, unfussy but looks modern and stylish? This season flared jeans are popular.

While it may feel like the 70’s all over again, take a closer look, and you’re going to be excited. You can look fab in flared jeans. Here are three ways to style flared jeans.

Flare Jeans with Plaid - Pea Coat

1. Classic – Flared Jeans and a Peacoat

If you think flare jeans mean having to pair them with a billowing top à la early Stevie Nicks, know that a tailored pea coat is perfectly chic and flattering too.

Flare Jean Olive Poncho

2. Artistic – Flared Jeans and a Poncho

Back in the day, it was all about the stonewashed look. This time around, we see flares in rich shades of indigo, free of bleach and whiskering or other effects. Not only are these darker blues more slimming, but they look more polished too.  For an artsy look try wearing your flares with a beautiful, knit poncho.

Flare crop Jeans Western Look

3. Western – Flared Jeans with a Cowboy Elements

Cropped, flared jeans have been trending lately, however they run the risk of making your legs look shorter. The easy fix is to wear a heel. It doesn’t have to be a skyscraping stiletto you can hardly walk in; this chunky cowboy bootie will do just fine.

There are so many fun looks you can create with cropped flares. This outfit takes inspiration from fall’s western theme. A fab fringe cowboy jackets goes hand in hand with the cowboy booties and prairie floral shirt.

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9 thoughts on “3 Cute, Casual Ways to Style Flared Jeans

    1. Hi Great, That is actually a Vegan leather satchel, but it looks like the real thing. You will find it in the shop the post links below the collage. Cheers!

  1. I love these looks, being a pear shape, jeans or pants with a boot cut or flare are my savior , and teamed with boots in the winter or a wedge or similar in the summer I can as you say create a much longer leg and a slimmer overall look. My problem is that I don’t want to always have to wear high heels on my non work days but I do like to look smart. Summer is sorted as I can wear crop pants and a much smaller heel, but winter is always a problem. Basically what casual but smart winter pants can pear shapes wear that don’t need high heels to look good? Do you have any suggestions for me Deborah? Much appreciated, thank you :)

  2. Nope nope nope. If you can remember it from the first time round you really don’t want to be wearing it next time! Which is a shame cos this would work much better for my huge calves than skinnies/leggings/what have you. :-/. Love that Donna Karan cardie and the top though!

    1. Hi, I have heard what you are saying before but the truth is if you tell yourself you can’t wear a trend you wore before, you would have nothing to wear. Trends get reccyled and always change slightly so they look modern and updated. I think flared jeans in a dark wash can look fabulous on many women 40+. It’s all in the way you style them. Cheers, Deborah

    2. Agreed! Why doesn’t anyone remember that the 70s has been called “the decade of bad taste” for the last 40 years?! Some of those outfits would be adorable if they weren’t paired with those silly pants. :-)

    3. From what I’ve read online, there is a vast difference in what can be called a “flare”- everything from more of a bootcut to more of a bell bottom (only thinner in the thigh).
      Any rules of thumb here or personal preference based on your build, rest of the outfit, etc.?
      Thanks so much.