STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Stop and Flare

The first time I watched Almost Famous, I remember being struck by the effortless style of Kate Hudson’s character Penny Lane. She bounced from scene to scene in a bevy of ‘70s-inspired clothes, including a pair of brown velvet flare pants. I fell in love with the sartorial aesthetic of the movie, so needless to say I’m pretty excited with the resurgence of bohemian and 1970s influenced trends.

One trend in particular that has become increasingly popular is flare jeans. The tighter the better used to be the motto where denim was concerned, but now the wider the flare, the more trendy the jeans. Not only are flare jeans flattering, but they are also extremely easy to transition from season to season depending on how you style them. For nights out, flare jeans can be paired with light sweaters and for the daytime they can be paired with wedges and a white T-shirt.

This Fashionista styles her light wash flare jeans to create an outfit that’s perfect for going out or grabbing dinner with friends. She pairs her jeans with a lace bralette layered under a black drapey sweater. For shoes she chose a pair of tall wedges to balance the length of the jeans. This Fashionista accessorized with layered necklaces, gold hoops, an assortment of bracelets and rings and topped her look off with a brown leather cross-body bag.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I’m usually never afraid to try a new silhouette or experiment with a different color—I’m all about keeping up with trends. When flare jeans began to pick up popularity, I had to try a pair and I’m in love with these!”