Flare jeans are just about the most exciting comeback to happen in denim since the advent of high-waisted-everything. Seriously! Any and all skeptics should just consider the incredibly chic outfits worn by Victoria Beckham, Sofia Vergara and many other celebrities—plus, countless street-style stars during Fashion Week—to be convinced.
In fact, '70s references abound for fall, and while flares are obviously one of those trends, the key to nailing them in 2019 is giving them a modern twist: Self-tie silk blouses, flatforms, and really good tailoring keep the look contemporary, for example; split hems offer a brand-new take on a classic leg shape. For the flare-averse—or the flare-intrigued—we've rounded up the best ways to style this denim staple for autumn.
Lean into the '70s feel of your flare jeans.
Double down on the vintage vibe of the denim silhouette with accessories inspired by decades past: platform shoes, printed scarves, animal-print crossbody bags, oversized sunglasses—the whole lot.
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Or: Go minimal.
The beauty of flare jeans is that you can go as dressy (and '70s) as you'd like, or strip it down to the basics—and, no matter the vibe you pick, your outfit will look good. Use them as a way to play up wardrobe essentials like a white button-down and a black tote back. You don't really need much else.
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Play with volume and layers.
A printed, coated-look trench coat belted at the waist can make the flare at the hem of your jeans feel more dramatic. Feel free to have fun with your layers, adding different prints and textures. (It's fall, after all.)
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69.00, Need Supply
If you want to show off your shoes, opt for a split- or contrast-hem style.
Split-hem jeans are a big denim trend for fall 2019, and it allows you to get the best of both worlds: the flared look plus a peek at your footwear.
Turn it into a suit.
Is there ever a reason not to go denim-on-denim? No.
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Originally Appeared on Glamour