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How to Branch Out From Skinny Jeans, Part 3: Flared Jeans

flared jeans outfits

I love skinny jeans, but I’m always open to trying new styles and branching out from skinny jeans! Over the last three two I’ve shared good alternatives to help you expand your jeans wardrobe. Today, we’re talking all about flared jeans.

 

I’m so excited about this new series to help you branch out from skinny jeans. If you missed part 1 on straight leg jeans last week, you can see that HERE and part 2 on wide leg crop jeans HERE!

I hope you’ve been able to branch out and try new styles of jeans, and that these guides have helped you.

Today we’re talking all about flared jeans!

 

Why should you try flared jeans?

I’m brand new to flared jeans this time around, and I’m still getting the hang of them. They certainly won’t be replacing straight and skinny and wide leg jeans for me, but they’re fun to try.

But, I think that when styled well, they can be a really good option. They’re great if you have wider calves and are sick of skinny jeans squeezing your lower legs, and also they’re great for elongating your leg line.

 

Which flared jeans should you choose?

I’ve only tried a few pairs, so I’m definitely not an expert. But check out ABERCROMBIE — they have a bunch of options, or AMERICAN EAGLE, or ANTHROPOLOGIE. That’s where I found mine, but they’re more expensive!

 

How long should your flared jeans be?

Lots of teens are wearing them like we wore them back in the early 2000’s, with flat sandals and sneakers, dragging on the ground. As a mid thirties woman, I’m wearing them with heels and block heel boots for more of an elongated leg line and an elevated look.

They should hit barely above the ground, or up to 1″ off the ground with heels or boots. No shorter, and they shouldn’t drag on the ground. If they do, choose different shoes with them.

 

Which shoes should you wear with flared jeans?

You can wear any shoes with flared jeans, but I think something with at least a little bit of a heel gives it the most elevated look, especially for women 30 and older. The most important thing is the length with the shoes. See the section above!

 

Some outfit ideas with flared jeans

 

flared jeans with sweater and belt

Belt the flared jeans

If you’re going for an elevated look, a sweater and belt combination is fantastic. It gives some structure and some sophistication to the outfit.

ANTHROPOLOGIE JEANS (wearing my normal size) | WALMART SCOOP BRAND SWEATER | AMAZON BELT | SIMILAR TAN ANKLE BOOTS | SIMILAR GOLD TWISTED HOOP EARRINGS

 

 

flared jeans with blouse

Wear flares with a blouse

Here’s another elevated kind of look. A sleek blouse with the dark wash flared jeans gives a super elongated leg line (cause the blouse is tucked in and there’s extra exposed leg line) and the blouse is chic and elevated.

ANTHROPOLOGIE BLOUSE | ANTHROPOLOGIE JEANS (wearing my normal size) | SIMILAR TAN ANKLE BOOTS | SIMILAR GOLD TWISTED HOOP EARRINGS

 

 

flared jeans with cardigan

Try flares with a cardigan sweater

This is a little bit more casual kind of look (although still elevated with the black ankle boots). A basic tee and a longer cardigan make the outfit feel balanced and casual but still nice.

SIMILAR CARDIGAN | HALOGEN TEE |ANTHROPOLOGIE JEANS | SIMILAR GOLD TWISTED HOOP EARRINGS | SIMILAR BLACK ANKLE BOOTS 

 

 

flared jeans with blazer

Add some structure with a blazer

A blazer is always a good idea, and it totally works with a pair of flared jeans. It adds structure and sophistication to make the flares feel elevated and age appropriate.

SIMILAR BLAZER | BLACK MADEWELL TEE | ANTHROPOLOGIE JEANS | SIMILAR BLACK LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS | SIMILAR GOLD TWISTED HOOP EARRINGS

 

Remember, if flared jeans aren’t for you, THAT’S OK! Stick to your skinny jeans if that’s what you feel comfortable wearing. But hopefully this is helpful if you’re looking to try flared jeans and don’t know wear to start.

And check out my Part 1 (straight leg jeans) and Part 2 (wide leg jeans) posts if you’re looking for other styles of jeans!

 

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