*Plays Selena Perez while dancing in high waist flare pants and sunglasses indoors.* No, this is not a meme, this is my 2018 summer! Lately I’ve become obsessed with flare pants and a certain kind of style. Actually a couple of certain kinds of styles. #indecisivesartorialheart If we’re to pay our thank yous to 2018 for anything it’s the bringing back of 90s, with a bit of 80s, and 2000’s. It’s a celebration of sporty, luxe, kitsch, minimal, Seinfeld mixed with 80s bombshell kinda vibe. And you know me… if it’s laid-back, but kinda sexy and glam sign me in.

So where do flare pants fit in all of this? Well they do… but not in that 70s style kinda way, although that one will forever be a classic, but more like in 90s style. (ah those 90s! ya’ gotta love em.) Sometimes glamorous and sometimes laid back.

WHAT styles of flare pants are IN for 2018 & HOW to style them?

If I say all of them… you’ll hate me, but all of them.

1.The flare wide leg classic pants.

Think 2000s classic pantsuits and bootcut jeans. Now add a higher waist on them, do pockets maybe, and any colour in the world. Red and white bootcut pants are having a major moment these days.

This style is perfecto for over 30 yrs old outfits for any occasion! They look professional, dressy, they’re more body forgiving etc.

STYLE TIP: either as part of a power-suit (shut the front door!) OR with a t-shirt or blouse for office, and a bodysuit for evening. Always wear heels.

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2. The cropped flare pants.

These are perfect for a more laid back summer vibe, especially in white. They’re like the french girl of flare pants, more sophsicitcated and more fashion. They’re usually in jeans fabric, or just more structured material, either in high waist or boyfriend cut style.

They’re a great choice for flats, and laid back occasions, but can also look amazing with kitten heels and a summer blazer.

STYLE TIP: all-white look in cropped white denim flares, a white button top, beige sandals and a straw bag.

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3. The sexy flare pants.

Think Selena 90s meets 2018. I mean… high waist, cropped top, big earrings, thin layered necklaces, ponytail, tiny shades. They’re usually stretchy fabric flare pants, in any colour, perfect for summer and more party or evening styles, worn with heels.

I love this look and I think it’s just taking off so the sky’s the limit when it comes to styling them up.

STYLING TIPS: all-black, skin tight flares, high waist, a black embellished bustier top, necklaces, sunglasses, red lips.

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4. The festival flare pants.

Ahhhh those 90s, or maybe they were 2000s already. Who knows, who really cares. Those print thin fabric flares, that every girl used to wear summer are back in 2018! These can be worn with flats. Actually they look best with flats, either espadrilles or sandals.

STYLING TIPS: high waist print flares, white crop top, sunglasses, and a bum bag.

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5. The sporty flares.

Wait what?! YAS, they’re more like sweats than posh flares, and look best with t-shirts and sneakers. Perfect for running errands, or just a cool sporty look with something other than leggings or sweats.

STYLING TIPS: a pair of flare sweats and a crop tee, paired with sneakers. Basic style.

 

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6. Very exaggerated flares.

I mean, do you even fashion?! I’ve often seen these during fashion week street style, paired with heels and an even more extravagant top. They are actually do-able IRL paired with a simple top and a pair of cure heels.

STYLING TIP: either as a work outfit paired with a white t-shirt, and a pair of mules, OR as a cocktail sophisticated style paired with a same colour top, #monochromatic

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7. The hem flare pants.

They’re basically simple skinny crop pants with a frill hem, as tiny as your ex’s brain, or as big as your heart (awwww!). They look cute, usually in check prints, or polka dots, but tbh they’re kinda of confusing to me. They’re capri, they’re also skinny, also flare, also not… I might give them a try once, but I don’t think they’ll have a long life.

STYLING TIPS: wear a pair of black and white frills with a bardot top, a cute bag, a pair of low heel mules, and a headscarf in your ponytail.

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8. The classic 70s flares.

Hello 70s my old friend. They’re either denim, or high end designer flares, and look amazing styled with simple tops or t-shirts.

STYLING TIPS: just do a DVF inspired flared jumpsuit and shut the front door!

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So what do you think: do you like them?

xoxo D.



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