Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Flare Affair *Look Of The Day*
Dear Elgin Avenue readers,
A very Happy Tuesday to you all!
Flared Jeans: Valencia style at MiH (old), Oversized Breton Jumper (old): H&M, Shoes (just seen - like one toe!): Kurt Geiger, Tan Clutch: Vintage, Sunglasses: M&S, Necklace: c/o Accessorize, Bracelets: Bought in Menorca, Cocktail Ring: Miss Selfridge
Sometimes you have a root around your wardrobe and come across an old flame you'd like to reignite - such was the story with my MiH flares. These gold-button beauties came in to my possession many moons ago when I was working with the team at MiH, I remember thinking how darn awesome they were - and I was rather chuffed that I had my hands on a pair of trews that Vogue had declared "The jean of the Summer". Well it isn't quite Summer now, but with a huge oversized knit I managed to give my flares a whirl last week before the snow set in yesterday.
Below is a pic of the last time I wore my flared denim pals on a decidedly more sunny day. Interestingly I styled the jeans with the same tan bag and shoes - I think it's the 70's aura a wide-leg ignites.
Another getup featured my flared pals. Post for this pic here
When styling flares I find that a neatly tucked-in top, say a silk blouse or a thin-weight T-shirt work best. I then like to wear a longer-line jacket (like outfit 2) or a long-line jumper (like outfit 1) which hits the hip, this balances out proportions.
Here are my choices for some of the best flares around now.
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1. MiH Valencia Jeans, On Sale! £92.50 2. ASOS Wide-Legged Trousers, £28 3. Michael Kors @ TheOutnet, £169.50 4. Roberto Cavalli @ TheOutnet, £230 5. Reiss 1971 'Birkin' Jean, On Sale! £35
What's your take on wide-legged trousers? Are you a flared denim convert or a tried-and-tested skinnies kind of gal?
Have a super day all!