How to: style denim flares
For supporters of the skinny jean, this is not going to be easy. Your transition into spring/summer 2015 starts here, with one key trouser shape: flares.
The hippie trend ruled the runways for spring/summer 2015, appearing in shows by Tommy Hilfiger, House of Holland and Tom Ford, successfully putting the seventies silhouette back on the radar. Followers Jessica Alba, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Victoria Beckham, prove this trend is not only super stylish but also very flattering. So don’t be afraid – mega flares can be worked in real life, too.
The easiest way to tap the trend? Stick to dark denim. The elongated leg works best when worn with chunky ankle boots or platform wedges, and with the help of a deep shade, your pins will look miles long. Their high waist, fitted thigh and oversized hem also help to balance pear-shaped or curvy frames, making them suitable for all body shapes (flares: 1, skinnies: 0).
For daytime, belt your indigo jeans and add a loose fit t-shirt, lightweight parka and bucket bag for effortless style. If a preppy look is your preference, wear a striped cropped jumper over a longline shirt and accessorise with a simple backpack and booties. For those channelling a full 70s vibe, style light wash flares with a boho-style white tunic, fur gilet and tan-coloured fedora.
Flares are not just for day: wear into the evening by partnering them with a slinky black cami, bralet or tucked-in silk shirt, complete with an embellished clutch bag and, of course, sky-high heels.
Star buy: Marrakesh high rise flared jeans in bond, £185, MiH
On a budget: High rise skinny flares with open button detail, £35, Liquor & Poker at ASOS