Style Resolutions: How to Look Chic in Flared Jeans
We’ve gone through some major denim moments these last few seasons. Skinny jeans were pronounced dead while the roomy boyfriend cut rose to the top of our bottoms wish lists. Marks of distress like patches, raw edges and shredded spots became everyday wearable, and hemlines hiked up way past your ankles (whether you rolled them or not). What’s next? Flares are back — the same kind your mom wore and that you probably rocked in the ‘90s — and not just for festival season. We’ve made a resolution to get the most out of our wardrobes in 2015, so below we’re showing you three ways to make flared denim ($70) feel completely modern. Scroll through to see how we’d wear the retro bells the anti-Coachella way to the office, on a night out and on a lazy weekend.
Your Casual Friday just got a lot more fun. Take your basic white tee to the next level with a tiered version that will compliment the silhouette of your denim in a relaxed, yet refined way. A light wash jean is one of the best ways to make spring’s prettiest hues pop, so go for that bright statement jacket — and while you’re at it, kick up something unexpected under those bells with a colorful sock + heeled sandal combo. Toss in accessories you’d wear Mon-Thur to keep the #Girlboss vibe alive with modern pearls, pretty stones and a classic satchel.
Mango Flared Flare Jeans ($70) + H&M Suede Jacket ($299), Zara Layered Sleeve Top ($50), BaubleBar Gemini Pearl Necklace ($36), Luv AJ Marble Stud Earrings ($99), ASOS Slot Through Satchel Bag ($54), & Other Stories Block Heel Sandal ($135), Stance Afterglow Ankle Sock ($12)
Save the crop tops and platforms for Halloween — you won’t find a disco queen around these parties. Make your flares feel undeniably chic by indulging in some of spring’s most luxe trends, from silky kimono-inspired tops (plunging neckline a must) to flowy duster jackets. Add some playful texture with suede fringe booties that you’ll be living in now through fall. A simple leather belt will up the sophistication just like that, along with expensive-feeling accessories like a marbled clutch, gem ear crawlers and a flirty cutout ring that says it all.
Mango Flared Flare Jeans ($70) + Zara Kimono Collar Shirt ($70), Cause & Effect Flat Back 1” Leather Belt ($130), Mango Long Trench ($129), Topshop Muskat Fringe Ankle Boots ($150), Baublebar Drogon Ear Cuffs ($34), Keepsake Molten Fold Clutch ($120), Need Supply Babe Ring ($45)
Your favorite boxy tee just met its denim PIC — paired with flares, there might not be a cooler way to look casual. Add some weekend-level polish to the look with a denim vest (a jean jacket or open chambray shirt would work too!) and a floppy clutch you can carry without much fuss. Let your jewelry punch up your casual canvas with shapes, color and texture and keep those feet happy as you run from place to place with block-heeled mules (always pick the metallic version, because sparkle).
Mango Flared Flare Jeans ($70) + GAP Fluid Relaxed Tee ($25), Pichulik Brass Braid Necklace ($88), Madewell The Jean Vest in Cora Wash ($99), Jeffrey Campbell X UO Darnley Mule ($130), Chloe Foldover Wristlet ($215), Honey My Heart Brass Triangle Ring ($32)
What pieces in your closet deserve more attention, but stump your style game? Tell us about your trickiest wear-again garments in the comments below and we might feature them in our next Style Resolutions post!
Our undergarments might have taken a backseat in 2020, but with a new year upon us, we're feeling inspired to reprioritize our most intimate clothing layer — especially in time for Valentine's Day. Because hey, what better way to kickstart a season of self-love than by treating yourself to a confidence-boosting set of lingerie?
We turned to trusted intimates brand Adore Me to set us straight on trends for the year ahead, featuring size-inclusive bodysuits, romantic bustiers, lacy babydoll styles, and everything in between. Luxe sets start at $24.95 with free shipping and exchanges, and if you're not sure what style would work best for you, Adore Me has an at-home styling service called the Elite Box. You can try everything on from the comfort and safety of your home, keep what you love, and send back the rest totally hassle-free. Need more to pique your interest? Scroll ahead to see the silky lingerie and loungewear pieces we're adding to our cart.
Adore Me Svana Contour Set ($24.95): You can't go wrong with this playful satin cherry print and lace design.
Adore Me Luana Camisole & Short Set ($24.95): It was about time for a PJ upgrade, and this silky set is perfect for sweet dreamin' and lounging around the house.
Adore Me Gynger Unlined Set ($24.95): Va-va-voom! Hands-down the sexiest piece in the collection, this bra boasts a fiery red bow and skin-showing cups — literally confidence in a bra!
Adore Me Evetta Unlined Set ($24.95): This barely-there flouncy lace set is for when you'd almost rather wear nothing at all.
Adore Me Desirae Robe ($24.95): Take your self-care to the next level with this so-soft robe with subtle lace detailing.
Adore Me Clarisse Unlined Bodysuit ($24.95): This floral lace bodysuit with adjustable attached garters is straight out of our lingerie fantasy.
Adore Me Charlize Unlined Set ($24.95): If plum is more your power color, you'll love this sheer lace set.
Adore Me Helene Cheeky Plus (5 for $20): Our underwear drawer needs a little TLC too, and these comfy undies with coverage are the answer.
Adore Me Kaia Contour Plus Set ($24.95): Cutouts are all the rage, so why not have them in your underwear too?
Adore Me Kaia Contour Set ($24.95): Oh, and it comes in fire engine red — yes, please!
Adore Me Clarisse Bodysuit ($24.95): If you weren't sure about bodysuits, let this classic style change your mind.
Adore Me Corina Push Up Bustier ($24.95): Like more volume in the cleavage area? This sexy corset situation is for you.