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Last week I was in a meeting obsessing over the fabulous wide-leg jeans my appointment was wearing.  When I commented how much I loved them, she explained they were vintage and one of her most coveted pairs because of the wash and soft, broken in denim.

Wide-leg or flared denim comes in many variations and colors.  Much like their skinny siblings, they are really a personal choice when it comes to wash and cut.  I love the chic clean lines of a dark flare.  They are super flattering and always give the illusion I’ve gained at least 5 inches in height – and illusion I’ll take any day!

My tips for choosing the perfect flare: 

* Look at the width of the bell-the shorter you are, the less wide you should go.  An overly large flare can overwhelm a petite frame.

* A darker wash is the most versatile as well as flattering.

* Take advantage of the flared hem by hemming the denim to a taller wedge or pair of heels to created height.

flare top half

flare acc

flare cross

flare half half

flare top

Scarf: Theodora & Callum (similar here & here), Tee: Nation LTD (also love the one here), Denim: DL1961 (also love these, these & these), Belt: Gap-old (similar here & here), Bracelet: J. Crew (similar here), Sunnies: Emmanuelle Khanh-vintage (similar here & here), Polish: Essie in Blanc.


18 thoughts on “Flare

  1. Hi! Is the T&C Tonga scarf (currently on sale) a good choice for summer? Or would you recommend another T&C scarf to invest in for the summer months?

  2. Hi! I love the Tonga for a bright scarf…even in the Fall/Winter. If you like warmer tones, the Tonga is amazing. I also love this one for a cooler tone option: http://rstyle.me/n/gvsy6n2nw
    As far as the weight of the scarf, all T&C are made of a linen blend. The Tonga is a tie all style-the largest of the scarves and personally my favorite weight and size. The tie all can be worn as a top, dress, skirt, etc. T&C has a video on their site of ways to tie this scarf. I also have other posts where I have worn the tie-all different ways. Hope this helps 🙂

    • Hi Allison,

      It’s definitely brighter than the image on the T&C website. In person, it’s not a fluorescent pink but it’s a hot pink-basically in-between the two leaning more towards my photo. Hope that helps 🙂

      • Thanks! I definitely prefer the colors in your picture…would never have chosen it from the website pic.

  3. I agree. It’s much prettier in person. I’m in the process of making a video for this very question 🙂 Basically I held the scarf from end to end horizontally and wrapped from the front of my neck-around once then again so the ends were behind my neck. I then tie a knot. You can adjust the tightness for comfort and fullness of the scarf. I hope that made sense 🙂

  4. I’m having a hard time deciding between the Barbados and Tonga scarves, I agree with the comment above, the Barbados looks much more vibrant in your pictures than on the T&C website so I’m re-considering! Which would you recommend??

    • Hi Tanya! Ok-so the difference between the Tonga and the Barbados (I have both and love them equally) is the Barbados falls into more of a neutral category. The tan and the grey balance out the hot pink making this scarf a bit more of a neutral. The Tonga is full on color. All the colors are rich and bright. It definitely makes a bright statement. Both are the tie all size which is my favorite. If you are after the more vibrant scarf, the Tonga is the best choice. The Barbados has the vibrance of the pink but is balanced with the other neutral colors. You honestly can’t go wrong with either. The prints and colors are amazing in every piece. It’s basically what you are after print and color wise

  5. Great, thanks!! I think I’m leaving towards the Barbados, it will be fine with blue or white denim, and a black maxi dress?

    • Absolutely! The colors are beautiful but I really love the print. If it’s your first T&C scarf, let me know how you like it. I’m slightly addicted to them. 🙂 I will also be posting a how to tie video soon so look for that!

  6. Love, love, love this scarf! I am trying to find it and have been unable. Any suggestions as to where I might me able to purchase?

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