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Flares Are the New Black

I’m guest posting over at Blonde Epidsodes today! Come on over and say hi!

the row pre fall 2011 collection


So, seventies style is here and it’s here to stay. You won’t hear any complaining from me. After a few years of ignoring most pants and denim silhouettes save for skinnies, I’m embracing wide legs and flares. It’s time they get the attention they’re due! I’m particularly loving this menswear inspired look from The Row’s Pre Fall 2011 collection. It’s crazy sexy no? I can so see Bianca Jagger rockin’ it back in the day!

What about you lovelies? Are you ready to welcome flares into your wardrobe?

citizens of humanity angie super flare jean

Citizens of Humanity Angie Super Flare Jean via Piperlime

sold houston high heeled belle jeansSold Houston High Heeled Belle Jeans via Piperlime

7 for all mankind bell bottom7 for All Mankind Bell Bottom via Revolve Clothing


p.s. Those of you who are bummed about missing the IFB Evolving Influence Conference…Make sure you watch the live stream! And we’ll be Tweeting our little hearts out from it as well!

  • Krysten

    Yay, I love flares!

    February 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm Reply
  • Polly

    I could be convinced!

    February 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm Reply
  • Piper Jacquelyn

    I was looking at Gap’s Spring Lookbook at all the flares & ASOS’s 70s styles & must say that I’m excited about it! I think it’s going to be a fun look for this spring & summer. Bring on the flares!

    February 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm Reply
  • blueviolet

    No, no, no. I am not going back to flared pants. You can’t make me.

    February 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm Reply
  • Kori

    I’m not a big flare person but think they look cute on others. Thanks so much for guest posting today honey! I love your pics! Kori xoxo

    February 7, 2011 at 3:40 pm Reply
  • Lisa

    I’m super excited about this! I still have most of mine from a few years ago when they were popular. I still love them!

    February 7, 2011 at 3:43 pm Reply
  • Cassie

    What about being rather short in height? I always thought they perhaps make legs look shorter?

    February 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm Reply
  • ae

    I am a boot cut girl myself but I am excited about the flare trend!

    February 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm Reply
  • Katie

    Im glad flares are back!

    February 7, 2011 at 3:46 pm Reply
  • Kerr

    LOVE the pink pants. I am all about the flare!

    February 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm Reply
  • Kaylee

    I was thinking about flares the other day, and how no one wears them anymore, it’s strange to see them again, but kind of nice 🙂

    February 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm Reply
  • Nicole

    I am all over this! Love love love it!

    February 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm Reply
  • Ashley Hasty

    I, for one, am so happy flares are coming back! The skinny pants just didn’t suit me!

    <3 Ashley

    February 7, 2011 at 4:08 pm Reply
  • Helena - A Diary of Lovely

    oh I actually want a pair really bad!

    February 7, 2011 at 4:10 pm Reply
  • Ellen

    I had pants just like that in the seventies! One time I was wearing a pair and riding a bicycle and one of the pants legs got caught in the chain. It wasn’t too good for the pants or the chain. I looked good, though!

    February 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm Reply
  • Katie


    February 7, 2011 at 4:13 pm Reply
  • Cassie

    I love flares! So glad they’re back in style!

    February 7, 2011 at 4:18 pm Reply
  • Tiffany

    Love the flares!


    February 7, 2011 at 4:28 pm Reply
  • Nikki

    I have a pair in my closet that need to be hemmed. My girlfriend told me not to throw them out because they were making a come back!

    February 7, 2011 at 4:37 pm Reply
  • jillian

    LOVE these picks. i need to update my pants asap! xoxo jcd

    February 7, 2011 at 4:49 pm Reply
  • Jocelyn Stott

    This made me really happy. I miss flares. A lot. My closet is full of skinny jeans, but I have recently been craving some classic flared jeans. Yay!

    February 7, 2011 at 4:59 pm Reply
  • Diana

    Lovin’ all of these hip wide legged pants. I like my skinny jeans, but I am so happy to see this trend make a comeback. I love to wear my dress pants a bit… flowy…!!

    February 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm Reply
  • Courtney

    I’m excited for flared jeans and slacks (now I just need to stock some in my wardrobe….).

    xoxo ~ Courtney

    February 7, 2011 at 5:20 pm Reply
  • everton terrace

    When did they go out of style? Ha, just kidding. I have always liked them and I think more body types can wear them than the skinny jeans.

    February 7, 2011 at 5:25 pm Reply
  • J

    I am so PUMPED flares are back.

    Now, if only they’d make them for short girls so we don’t have to cut off 50% of the flare…

    February 7, 2011 at 5:26 pm Reply
  • Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi

    I’ve been waiting for a long time for these to come back.

    February 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm Reply
  • Ashleigh

    Yes! Welcome!! Although I never really considered them gone – a girl can only wear so many skinnies!!

    So bummed to miss IFB in person but excited for the live stream!

    February 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm Reply
  • Closet Fashionista

    I just need to get a new pair of plain ones and I’m good to go, haha 😀

    February 7, 2011 at 6:06 pm Reply
  • xNTA

    Nothing will make me give up my skinnies! NOTHINNNNNG
    Have a great one! x

    February 7, 2011 at 6:35 pm Reply
  • Debby

    Bianca looks gorgeous. I am always a sucker for menswear influences. xo

    February 7, 2011 at 7:15 pm Reply
  • sarah

    I love flare jeans. The really big flares are my guilty pleasure, but I don’t wear them often unfortuantely! I think they somehow make me look taller for some reasone?! I’m loving these subtler ones though!

    February 7, 2011 at 7:17 pm Reply
  • Jenn | Chasing Louboutin

    I’m dying to get a pair of flared jeans…so glad you did a post on them! The Pierre Dumas ones look really nice. Man, I wish my mom had kept more of her clothes from the 70s…

    February 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm Reply
  • Ann

    No doubt I am revealing my age here but…
    I loved this look back in the 70’s. I am happy to see this style return, woo hoo!

    February 7, 2011 at 7:32 pm Reply
  • Giselle

    Def. excited to wear the wide leg pants. Saw “The Runaways” yesterday and loved all the 70s inspiration. 🙂

    February 7, 2011 at 7:34 pm Reply
  • Julia

    I am so excited to change it up with some flares. I wore some hip hugger bell bottoms today and felt wildly fabulous. It’s probably because I’ve been wearing my skinnies for a lonnnng time now!

    February 7, 2011 at 7:35 pm Reply
  • Sandy a la Mode

    are flares back in now!?!? i have a few pairs from a few years ago… well who knows if they still fit though…

    February 7, 2011 at 7:40 pm Reply
  • Tamara Nicole

    Heck yes! I’ve actually always loved the wide legged trousers, and flare jeans bring me back to middle school and high school, always been a fan:-)

    February 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm Reply
  • Melissa

    I am loving flares, they are just so flattering and make everything look sexy.

    February 7, 2011 at 8:03 pm Reply
  • brett

    love the 70’s looks that are coming back
    i rocked a pair of flared jeans just the other day

    February 7, 2011 at 8:10 pm Reply
  • Shea

    I bought some flares recently and I can’t stop wearing them! I’m loving this trend!!

    February 7, 2011 at 9:42 pm Reply
  • Cecilia

    So happy they are back! 🙂

    February 7, 2011 at 9:44 pm Reply
  • Allison

    I love wide-legs! so slimming! I have the worst thighs right now..been doing pilates every night from them.

    February 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm Reply
  • Katy Mary

    I love flares! So glad you featured these 🙂 I especially love the ones that are so flared the cover up your feet, even though it’s a shame to hide cute shoes haha. Have fun in NY!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:01 pm Reply
  • Melanie's Randomness

    YEAH!!! I’m so happy they are back!! I’ll admit I’ve been rocking out in flares for a while. My body type is a lil weird so they always made my legs look fabulous. My thighs are big but my calves & shins are skin & bone not sure why no weight goes there but the flares even me out! Yeah I’ll be fashion forward…=P

    Melanie’s Randomness

    February 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm Reply
  • Grace

    I was actually writing an article about this for my school’s newspaper today. 🙂 But I do think it’ll be nice to toss the skinnies aside for a season or too. Those Citizens are super cute!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:27 pm Reply
  • Rachel from Love a la Mode

    I’m wearing a sick pair of trousers right now!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:34 pm Reply
  • Alyson

    Yay, love theses! And, check out my post on Wednesday for… the same! 🙂 None of the same pairs though, which is funny. Have the best time in NYC!

    February 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm Reply
  • theUngourmet

    Well, I’m all for these. The skinny jeans just aren’t very comfy. Have a great week!

    February 7, 2011 at 11:14 pm Reply
  • NIcole

    Love flares!!!!!

    February 8, 2011 at 12:11 am Reply
  • Daphne

    I am loving the flares as well and will need to score a pair soon.

    February 8, 2011 at 1:09 am Reply
  • Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks

    Does this mean skinny jeans are officially out? Or have they been out for a while? I can’t keep up, which is why I love that you always keep us in the loop! Ok- off to go look at some of these online!

    February 8, 2011 at 3:12 am Reply
  • Josie

    I’m loving flares and wide-legs right now! So chic and perfect to add a little class to your denim.
    xo Josie

    February 8, 2011 at 3:43 am Reply
  • Shin

    Flares are so flattering but I think I prefer in other fabrics instead of jeans though, like linen or cotton and high-waisted! 🙂 xoxoxoo

    February 8, 2011 at 4:47 am Reply
  • jasna

    I love flares!! Super happy they are coming back! Happy Tuesday xxx

    February 8, 2011 at 5:47 am Reply
  • Mary

    Think that since I wore them the first time around (as in the 70’s…), I probably shouldn’t try it this time around. A little harder to pull off with a few too many decades on the bod–literally and figuratively:). Have fun with them.

    February 8, 2011 at 7:05 am Reply
  • Maddy

    I don’t think I can ever do flare again. Perhaps bootcut, but never wideleg or flare!!! (Says the girl that said the exact same thing about skinnies a few years ago…go figure!)

    February 8, 2011 at 7:39 am Reply
  • Sherin

    I love the flared trend. It’s one of my favourite trends this season. I’ve dug up my old flared jeans now as well.

    February 8, 2011 at 8:38 am Reply
  • Fabulous Finds Studio

    I hope I didn’t get rid of my flare jeans, I better start digging through my closet! I’m ready for a change, flare jeans are much more flattering on women than the skinny jeans 🙂

    February 8, 2011 at 9:22 am Reply
  • Krystal/Village

    these all make me really happy 🙂

    February 8, 2011 at 9:31 am Reply
  • Nicole Feliciano

    I’m giving the flare a lukewarm reception. While they are great on super skinny model types, they are rough on the petite crowd and look horrible with flats.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:23 am Reply
  • Ally @ Shabby Princess

    I have a pair of Gap flare leg jeans I bought last year not knowing they were flare and I rarely wear them because I’m kind of on the fence about it–but, I guess it looks like I should bust them out soon!

    February 8, 2011 at 11:38 am Reply
  • twenty something

    LOVING this trend! I have this flapper-esque tank top that I’ve been dying to wear from Michael Kors… will be PERFECT with faded flared jeans 🙂

    February 8, 2011 at 3:16 pm Reply
  • Meghan

    I just picked up the skinny jeans look. Are those going away? Oh no.

    February 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm Reply
  • carma

    not sure I feel about flares coming back. I’m partial to skinny jeans 😀
    That model is scaring me :-O

    February 8, 2011 at 7:47 pm Reply
  • daisymay

    Oh the middle ones are perfect!

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    February 8, 2011 at 8:07 pm Reply
  • Torrie @ a place to share...

    Tooooootally ready to reunite with my flares!

    February 8, 2011 at 9:44 pm Reply
  • Amy

    Flares intimidate me. I love them on other {tall} people, but never on myself because I’m so short. Can’t wait to see an outfit post with you and the flares though.

    February 9, 2011 at 3:01 am Reply
  • Nadette

    those black denim flares are pretty fabulous, but I’ll always be a boot cut/skinnies girl at heart

    February 9, 2011 at 5:03 pm Reply
  • fashionfox

    yay!!!! flares are so much more elegant and classic than skinnies

    April 27, 2011 at 11:15 am Reply

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