Anytime I wear my favorite high-waist flare jeans, I stop to admire my curves in front of a mirror. These jeans are flattering. How they frame your thighs and become loose around your legs makes them worth having.
But how do you style these beauties to complement your shape? How do you rock them to their full potential?
Let’s find out together.
What are Flared Jeans?
Flared jeans are denim pants that get wider at the knees and flare further as they approach the ankles. The bottom part of these pants can have a minimal flare (like bootcut jeans) or have dramatic wide legs in the shape of a bell (bell-bottom jeans).
Also known as bell-bottoms, flared jeans were the sensation of the 60s down to the 90s. But they’ve returned to the scene in different styles and tweaks to suit today’s trends.
For instance, you can have them in black, blue, pink, brown, etc., as low-rise or high-rise jeans. And since the latter is your main interest, let’s see how to pull it off.
How to Wear High-Waist Flare Jeans
Are you tired of wearing your skinny or straight-leg jeans all the time? They must be tired of you too. So how about you switch things up with something new like a cute pair of high-rise flared jeans?
If that makes sense, pull it off with these tips:
Pair it with a Crop Top
A crop top always suits high-rise jeans.
Just make yours fitted so while it hugs your upper body, your high-waist flare jeans will flatter your lower body.
Go Denim on Denim
Moreover, you can keep your denim in the same shades or go for different hues.
Wear a Nice T-shirt/Polo
You can also pair your jeans with a polo or T-shirt.
This may be a tight or large tee. Wear any and tuck it into your pants to highlight your waist and belt.
Pair with a Turtleneck
A turtleneck looks perfect with any bottoms.
Whether you go for a long-sleeved or sleeveless one, you’ll look great regardless.
Wear a Shirt or Blouse
Furthermore, consider pairing your bootcut or bell bottoms with a nice dress shirt or any blouse.
It gives a smart casual vibe that won’t be inappropriate at work.
Layer with a Blazer or Any Other Outerwear
Speaking of smart casual, layering your high-waist flare jeans with a blazer is a cool way to appear casual yet smart.
If you don’t want the blazer option, feel free to go for a cardigan, coat, sweater, jacket, etc.
Cinch Your Waist with a Belt
Besides keeping your pants to your waist, a belt accentuates your curves and also highlights your waist.
So, wear your high-waisted flared jeans with a belt. It works with any top but if it’s a long top, tuck it in to flaunt your belt.
Wear a Tank Top
Need a breathable top that’ll flaunt your arms and hands while your high-waist flare jeans does its job?
Go for a tank top. They never go out of style.
Walk in Comfortable Shoes
High-rise flared jeans are versatile so they’ll look great with your sandals, flip-flops, ballerina flats, knee-high boots, ankle boots, heels, and sneakers.
Just pick the one you’ll be comfortable with and go for it.
Just as a sentence never makes sense without punctuation marks, your outfit is never complete without accessories.
So, put on your earrings, jewelry, hat, and sunglasses, carry a nice bag, and go steal the show.
Types of Flared Jeans
Flared jeans come in different styles. They include:
1. Bootcut jeans
Bootcut jeans flare out slightly at the ankle. They have a conservative flare and look great when paired with ankle boots.
2. High-waisted flared jeans
High-waist flared jeans may be boot-cut or bell-bottoms. The distinct feature about them is that they sit higher on your waist, just below your navel.
They’re cute when paired with crop tops, tank tops, tees, and shirts you can easily tuck into the jeans to accentuate your waist.
3. Cropped flare jeans
The style looks like skinny jeans only that it flares out at the knees and the hemline stops around your ankles. This gives you more shoe options for styling.
4. Bell Bottom jeans
These flared pants have flares extending at a wider angle from the knees. This look is a major part of 1970s women’s fashion and still remains fashionable today.
And that’s a wrap. Which of these tips resonates with you better? Whichever one you go for, remember you can never go wrong with any of them. You just have to pick the one that suits your personal style and switch things up as you go.