Love ’em or hate ’em, flares are back in a big way. From ’70s-inspired sandblasted jeans to silky avant garde trousers, it’s the trend that’s sweeping the fashion scene right now.
So what do I think of them? Well, I’m kind of on the fence. The extreme flare can be a little unflattering to thighs and they remind me of a bootleg jean (I’m a skinny-leg jean girl). That said, when worn with the right pieces – chunky knits, leather jackets, floaty trench coats – flares suddenly take a big, modern step into 2015 and look much more now. If you still feel a little “western” in flared denim, go for a dark-coloured flared trouser instead. They’re more flattering, effortlessly cool and totally get my tick of approval!
Here’s a whole weekend worth of outfits to get you started, from casual Friday in the office, to seeing a band on Saturday night and finishing off with a Sunday stroll through the markets.