I am a bit obsessed with 70s-inspired fashion. I mean it’s pretty hard to find a decade with more amazing style and attitude. And with major trends like flared leg pants and platform shoes, it’s no wonder the 1970s gave us the most transcending style with unbelievable staying power.
At first glance, some of the decade’s trends can be a bit intimidating to pull off. Take these extreme flared leg pants for instance. I loved them immediately and quite literally stalked the Fashion Nova website until they were restocked. I wasn’t quite sure how I would style them. I just knew they needed to be in my wardrobe.
Over the last year, we’ve witnessed a slew of street-style mavens and stylish A-listers swap out their beloved skinny jeans to embrace the vintage style of flared leg pants. From Meghan Markle’s royal debut wearing a sleek pair of classic black flares to Kate Moss’ exaggerated ankle grazers, there are so many styles to choose from.
Here’s how I styled these funky flares. First, I wanted to create a classic but funky look. Instead of pairing with a tee, I decided this off-the-shoulder, double-breasted jacket from Lane Bryant. Flares are made to stand out, so I wanted mine to be the focal point.
My only worry while wearing these flared leg pants? Avoiding puddles at all costs!
3 Ways To Wear Flared Leg Pants In 2018
- Maximize your flares’ leg-lengthening potential with heels. Make sure whatever’s sticking out from beneath your bells has an interesting toe. A killer pointy-toe is perfection.
- Make sure your flares fit properly. They should fit well close around your waist and bum, and tighter in the thighs. You definitely DO NOT want them too be too baggy.
- The most common mistake with wearing flared pants is getting them too short or too long. A general rule: your hem should skim the ground but not sweep it.
These are so dope! Do you find Fashion Nova to be true to size?
The best thing about flared pants is that, in all of their loose, swishy glory, they feel like pajama pants—but look incalculably more elegant. The exaggerated shape of flares helps you appear dressed up without resorting to a dress, especially valuable in the frigid winter months.