Dare to Flare

River Island SS15

Love them or loathe them, flares are a big player on the fashion scene this season but how to wear them?

If you’ve done them once before is it OK to do them again? Which shoes work and as for tops…? Do you want to embrace the look from head to toe or just give a nod to it?

 

 

The Three F’s

There’s no denying that flares are forgiving and flattering and fabulous! With their ability to lengthen legs, especially when worn with heels, and to narrow hips, they can change our shape in an instant, adding glamour and style – plus they offer the perfect excuse to move away from skinny jeans. If you’ve been there before, be sure to re-visit them again – flares are a timeless classic.

Karen Millen flared jean £99

Karen Millen flared jean £99

The Perfect Pairing

The beauty of flares is that they can be styled in so many different ways.  Pair them with a navy blazer, a breton top and peep toe mules for a soupcon of French chic at work.

Jigsaw striped top £39

Jigsaw striped top £39

Topshop peep toe mule £52

Topshop peep toe mule £52

 

Or how about birkenstocks and a boho top for a laid back vibe?

Mango boho blouse £34.99

Mango boho blouse £34.99

Arizona Silver Birkenstocks £74.99

Arizona Silver Birkenstocks £74.99

Take inspiration from Farah Fawcett for a true 70’s feel and pair them with a tasselled bag and big sunglasses or for a fresh look channel double denim with a tencel shirt, leopard print heels and neon accessories.

Topshop Tassel bag £65

Topshop Tassel bag £65

I am a Birmingham based Stylist and Fashion Blogger working with ladies aged 16 to 89 and size 6 to 26. As well as working with individual clients I run style events with corporate entities and work with well known High Street brands. A busy Mum with three children, I have my fashion feet firmly on the ground!