Let’s be real for a sec. Skinny jeans are cool and all, but they’re not exactly the most flexible of pants options – anyone who has eaten one too many slices of pie knows that to be true. When the day’s schedule includes a lot of running around town, we often swap the slim fitting jeans for yoga pants, but two celebs just proved that there is another pant style we should be considering: flares.

Brazillian actress and model (and Matthew McConaughey’s wife) Camila Alves was spotted yesterday in NYC rocking the denim style. She paired her flares with a long vest, wide-brimmed hat and sweater.

On the same day, also in New York, Kate rocked a pair of flares that looked almost identical to Camila’s (minus the distressed knee). She went all out on the trend, sporting the pants with a chunky sweater that also featured flared sleeves.

Both ladies chose to embrace the ’70s vibe so often associated with the style, and while they’re totally rocking it, that doesn’t always have to be the case. Pair the style with a sleek button-down or that perfect white tee to sport a throwback look in a totally modern light.

Do you own a pair of flared jeans? How do you style them? Share with us in the comments below.

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