14 Looks That Prove Flared Jeans Are the Coolest Trend for Fall
by Emily Tozer
Flared jeans are undoubtedly fall’s most chic silhouette. With the season in full-on ’70s mode, there’s no better time than now to trade your skinny denim for a wide-leg pair. Stumped on how to style them? We’ve rounded up 14 blogger looks for style inspiration!
With a Military Vest
Rock white after Labor Day as Jacey of Damsel in Dior does in an optic pair of flared jeans. Team them with a military vest and tan accessories for a more fall-ready look.
With an Oversized Shirt
Don’t be afraid to pair oversized silhouettes with flared jeans. The key for it to be flattering is to master the half-tuck, as Arielle of Something Navy has, to define your waist.
With Double Denim
Update the double-denim look with a pair of dark-wash flared jeans. Take your styling cue from Blair of Atlantic Pacific, and team them with a light chambray shirt and pointed pumps.
With an Off-the-Shoulder Top
Channel the season’s ’70s trend by pairing your flared jeans with a bohemian off-the-shoulder top. We love how Stella Wants to Die boosts the look with a fringed bag.
With a Blazer
Switch up casual Friday with a pair of dark flared jeans. Keep the look streamlined as Helena of Brooklyn Blonde does, and wear them with a tee and a sleek blazer.
With a Fedora
The secret to pulling off flared jeans has a lot to do with the fit. Take the time to get yours tailored to the right length so your outfit will look as sleek and streamlined as this one from Wendy’s Lookbook. Teamed with a crisp shirt and your highest heels, this will take you seamlessly from work to play.
With a Double-Breasted Jacket
Sheryl of Walk in Wonderland has a knack for making retro trends look completely fresh and modern. Echo her chic ’70s-inspired outfit by pairing a tailored double-breasted jacket with leg-lengthening flared jeans. Extra points for a jewel-tone hue and cognac accessories!
With All Black
You can’t go wrong with a chic monochromatic outfit. Add interest to the look by mixing different textures, like Krystal Schlegel‘s tweed jacket against her flared pants. Shearling and leather are also great complements to flared denim!
With a Tunic
Flared jeans will make your legs look miles long, no matter your height. Enhance the elongating effect by pairing them with a tunic—just tuck in the front to highlight your waist, as in this pic on The Glam Files. Pointed-toe shoes peeking out from beneath the wide hems continue the long, lean look.
With Fall Layers
Go for a classic fall look like this one on Blair of Atlantic Pacific with perennial pieces like a wide-brim fedora and an oversized plaid scarf. Wear your flares with a fitted sweater or a tailored blazer to keep the look streamlined instead of slouchy.
With a Striped Top
Flared jeans lend themselves well to this Parisian-inspired outfit on Lucy of Fashion Me Now. Get the look with a skinny scarf tied around your neck and a Breton striped top.
With a Button-Down Shirt
There are myriad approaches to styling flared denim, but they don’t always have to be that different from your tried-and-true outfits with skinny jeans. A simple button-down shirt or tee looks effortless on Samantha of Could I Have That. Platform sandals are perfect for adding that necessary extra height.
With Long Layers
Don’t be afraid to layer with flared jeans. While most of these looks are about keeping things long and lean, it can be fun to play with proportions for a completely different look. Maja Wyh pulled it off with a menswear-inspired camel coat, a loose sweater, and a long tee. Keeping the color palette neutral ensures that it’s not overwhelming.
With a Poncho
We can’t wait for fall weather to wear flared jeans, so this outfit is the perfect inspiration for a transitional look. Tap the Western trend with a poncho like this one on Kate of The Fancy Pants Report, or opt for a more city-chic take with a cape.