Haute Hippie vibe ruled the Spring Summer collections with designers putting the sweet ’70s silhouette du jour back at the forefront. And after seeing the skimming and slimming capabilities of these billowing silhouettes on celebs and street styles stars, we are ready to break-up with our skinny jeans and let loose (for the time being at least).
Though the hug-the-thigh cut, combined with a fuller leg is certainly more flattering, flare silhouettes can still be a tricky beast to tame. Proportion is a key to everything and can be the difference between fashion forward and frumpy. Another styling trick for making the silhouette work is to add some extra inches via sturdy platforms or wedges. As with all your favorite jeans, it's what you wear with them that defines their personality. You can go bohemian and pile on loose, slouchy layers with a pair of mid-wash jeans, or opt for a more polished look with dark rinse bottoms and a silky blouse. We have searched the web for the freshest flares in the market for you:
High Waist Jeans (Rs 1295; Koovs.com):
Dark indigo wash like this one from Koov’s is a great office friendly option especially when teamed with a white button down and a polished black blazer.
Mango Embellished Jeans (Rs. 4590):
If the summer’s flared jeans trend is calling your name then look no further than this embellished version from Mango. Make the 70’s feel fresh by pairing it with a simple crop top and some platform heels.
Zara Distressed Flared Jeans (Rs. 1990):
The extra-wide fit of these Zara denims looks both totally casual and exceptionally on-trend and will go a long way in mastering the 70’s inspired double take on denim.
Dorothy Perkins Jeans (Rs. 2990; Jabong.com):
Paired with a silk blouse and sexy heels, this slick offering from Dorothy Perkins would be our go-to for after dark drinking and dancing. The great thing about these slim cut flares is that you could easily put a nautical spin on them by adding a striped tee and a panama hat.
Forever 21 Jeans (Rs. 1250 approx):
If the hip-huggers are not your cup of tea, then a loose and slouchy number in lightweight chambray is a great alternative. Team them with a white tee, sneakers and a floral bomber for a next-level take on tomboy style.
Gap Flare Jeans (Rs. 4800 approx):
This pair from Gap is perfect for that kick-back approach to a weekend ready look. Pair it with an off-shoulder blouse for a little flirty festival ensemble or add some structure to your look by breaking out a boxy top.