While I’d love to be one of those confident, charismatic, style ingenues who looks at the trends occurring around them and said, “Oh, pish posh. I’m not interested in any of that,” and carries on unaffected… I’m not.
And really, I’m okay with that. I love seeing the cyclical nature of clothing, and when a trend rolls back around after years or dormancy, I get excited in thinking about why they’re back, and what it all meeeeans.
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We watched the 1970s come down the spring runways late last year, so it was only natural that the most general trends from the era would trickle down to us poor, non-high-fashion kids. The beautiful thing about that cycle is that bloggers, in my opinion, take one style that’s popular and do EVERYTHING YOU’D NEVER EXPECT with it. It moves past “trend” status and into “Oh, damn, that’s just badass, regardless of the popularity” status.
That’s the exact feeling I got when I saw the darling Elaine from Clothed Much in these beautiful flares:
The trench, the hat, the length, the belt, the casual-but-fitted plaid shirt – everything is wondrous! If you don’t follow her blog, I have to ask you: Why not? This excellence is a regular feature over there.
I dislike when flares are shorter than the ones the beautiful Elaine has. I don’t like the gap between the shoes and the hem of the pants. I think it looks strange, and when the hem hovers just above the soles of your shoes – it has this beautiful, sleek, streamlined, non-disco effect that I really love.
1. WHBM Blanc Crosshatch Pleated Trouser | $49.99
These are so deliciously high-waisted. I have a thing for non-ostentatious contract stitching, and these do it for me.
2. GAP Wide Leg Trouser Jeans | $69.50
There is a chance that part of me loves this wash only because it’s called “Dark Dirty.” But the rest is all pure, unadulterated love for the versatility and drama of these flares.
3. TopShop MOTO Blue Jessie Jeans | $85
The cut of these is just dreamy. I like the not-too-light, not-too-dark wash, too. Very blue.