Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Little Flare

Flared jeans are a big trend for the season (although I'd argue that they never really went out of style).  But they can be tricky to shop for because it's important to find a pair that are just the right length, which is challenging when you're petite or tall.  But, the advantage to this type of denim is that it really elongates your legs and gives the illusion of length, regardless of your shape.  The hem of your jeans should be within an inch or less of the ground - you don't want them pooling around your ankles or dragging when you walk, but you want them to cover most of your shoes.  

I personally prefer denim that isn't overly stretchy, especially when it comes to flares - I like something that will "hold me in" without feeling too restricting and this pair strikes the perfect balance.  I appreciate that these are more of a skinny flare so the shape isn't as exaggerated.  (For reference, I'm 5'8" and am wearing these with 4" heels) When it comes to embracing a modern 70's-inspired style, an easy draped blouse in a fall-ready hue & a slouchy suede bag top off these flares perfectly without feeling overly retro.  Starting on September 4th, River Island is offering 25% off your purchase when you use code LABOR2515 plus free shipping on orders over $35!

What I'm wearing:
c/o River Island Blouse (also in black & cream), c/o River Island Flare Jeans (recommend sizing up), 
Sole Society booties (similar here or here), c/o River Island Bag (also in black), 
Madewell earrings, Vintage necklace c/o eBay (similar here or here), c/o BaubleBar ring
Bracelets: Vintage (similar) & c/o Blu Bijoux, c/o Chilli Beans sunglasses
Lips: CoverGirl Flipstick Smooch


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