March 26th, 2015 at 2:00am

When people think about ’70s-inspired style, they probably imagine a scene out of Dazed and Confused: chunky clogs, a tie-dye shirt, long peace sign necklaces and oversized sunglasses. While this look is certainly something I strive for from time to time, it’s not the look for everyone. Just because you don’t want the full costume, however, doesn’t mean you can’t wear a few ’70s-inspired pieces to freshen up your look.

When it comes to versatility, the flared jean might just be what you need. For many people, flared jeans may stir up memories of seeing your parents wearing them in old high school photos. I know, I’ve been there. Honestly, though, haven’t you seen your parents wear more embarrassing clothing? I thought so. Trust me, even though your dad might have sported his bell bottoms along with his ZZ Top shirt in that photo from his junior year of high school, you can certainly make this look stylish today.

This Fashionisto easily demonstrates that flared jeans are not just a fad of the past. He effortlessly pairs his lovely jeans with a simple V-neck T-shirt to give off a casual yet put together vibe. He also manages to raise the look to a classy level with his Fossil satchel. Those flared jeans may be fooling you into thinking this Fashionisto is low key, but that satchel also tells you he takes his work seriously. To bring it all together, he finished the look off with a comfy but stylish pair of oxfords.

How To: Find yourself a quality pair of flared jeans. Take a journey to a vintage clothing store, or snag one of your parents’ old pairs if you have to. Trust me, it’s worth it. Then pair them with a casual pair of oxfords. Grab your favorite V-neck, and you’re ready to amaze everyone with your perfect blend of modern and old school styles.