Fashion: The Flare is Back—and This is How to Wear It

Good news for fans of ’70s-era fashion: The super-stylish decade’s best trends are making a big come back—and none more so than the flare-leg jean. Known for its ultra-slimming effect and ability to create the illusion of an hourglass figure, this denim style has been spotted on celebs and style stars and in practically every on-trend store this season. Which is why you need to add at least one pair to your wardrobe ASAP.

So how do you style them? A million different ways—but we have three specific ideas. Check them out below. (Hint: All of these pieces are available through our Style Edit, so order yours today!)

If you want to go boho…

Start with a super-drapey and easy-to-layer tee (we love one with an exaggerated hi-low hem), then slip on your favorite flares. A dark-rinse flare will have always have the most slimming effect, but medium- and light-washed styles give off the ’70s vibe, too. Add a layered or tasseled necklace, plus moccasins or your best boots to complete the carefree look.

If you want to look polished…

Strike the perfect balance between put-together and laid-back in a layered look that was made for the first truly cool days of fall. Tuck a fitted tee or tank into your flares, then toss on a waist-skimming leather jacket (bonus points if it has a chic waterfall collar) and lightweight printed scarf. Flats keep the look on the more casual side, while a good pair of heels or pointy-toe boots dress it up.

If you want to keep it easy…

Plan on going apple picking, pumpkin patching, or to brunch with friends this fall? Create the best outfit for all three with your foolproof flares, a dolman tunic, stacked bracelets, and cross-body bag. Finish off the look with booties or flats to keep things effortless but well-styled.

What’s your favorite way to wear flares this season? And don’t forget: You could receive all our favorite pieces above in your Style Edit (so order one before they’re gone).