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.
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.