THE 70s FLARE

March 2, 2015

I love skinny jeans! I love them a lot in fact, but after wearing skinnies pretty much non stop for the past few years, I am ready to add something different to my denim repertoire. 

Why flares, you ask? Why not straight leg or boyfriend, for example? Well, mainly because I think flare is probably one of the most flattering jean-shapes there is, provided of course they fit properly. Like any other girl who is 5.8 and has a penchant for sky-high heels, when I talk about the proper fit, it's all about the length!

I have a few pet peeves when it comes to clothing, but all of them pale in comparison to my hatred of short jeans and pants. When flares are long enough ( go all the way to the ground and cover your footwear completely), you look like you're 20 feet tall and the have the longest pair of legs in the universe, but when they're too short, well, let's just say the results aren't pretty :) 







So, after trying a million different pairs on, here is what I found :

Most jeans come in 32 or 34 length. I tried 34 on, and though they look alright at first ( not all the way to the floor but pretty darn close ), they tend to ride up as you walk and eventually end up looking way too short. 

35 length was definitely good but 36 was even better:) Unfortunately, I found only a few denim labels that make jeans this long. If I had to choose two favorites, I would go with Stella McCartney and FRAME Denim, the later being my particular obsession at the moment due to a few amazing styles and washes! 

What about you guys, how do you feel about the flare? 

Stella McCartney The 70th Flare jeans | Sandro sweater & Vega jacket { in cobalt blue here } | Free People school boy hatChanel Boy flap bag in perforated leather Wanderlust & Co chevron double silver ring 

Thank you for reading
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LOVE,
Annabelle  

110 comments:

Jessica Salisbury said...

Wow - you have legs for days and I love the nails!

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Patricia loves fashion said...

I really adore your jacket ;) Lovely combination ;)

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Le blog de Noush said...

Amazing look !

Dressed With Soul said...

I agree! Flares belong also in my opinion to the most flattering shapes of jeans :) And I love it how you have styled your flares!
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Natali said...

This is such an amazing 70's vibe outfit!
I'm in love with this look, it's so stylish and inspiring.

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Holly Rose said...

They look great on you! Love this look! x
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Camille said...

Absolutely love this jacket
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Serena Carnazza said...

amazing outfit!
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Leelo R said...

Very cool look! About 10years ago I used to love this type of jeans :D

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Elizabeth Hawn said...

love this black and white look! your flare jeans are so cool

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Sarah Murphy said...

I'm obsessing over that jacket and your hat! Very cool.

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MásQueRopa said...

que bolso más cuco!!

Olga Dubinko said...

Flared jeans look just amazing! Skinniest and boyfriends have indeed become a little too widespread over the past years. Flares do flatter your height incredibly!

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Sabrina T. said...

lovely flare pants,
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laviniah k said...

Lovely flare jeans!
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Love the jeans, great look!

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Jill Owen said...

Gorgeous look. Bell bottoms are so incredibly flattering, they will never *really* go out of style.

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Lizzy Hadfield said...

WOW! I am so into flares at the moment and you look SO amazing in them! Love love love!

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Viktoria said...

in love with this look! so perfect!

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Monika Basiaga said...

Love your bag and jewellery :))

Nicoletta De Luca said...

Such a stylish look!

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love your jacket!

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Julie Smith said...

I'd so wear this jacket! <3

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Rhiannon Payne said...

Love the flared jeans, and love how you have styled them! They look great.

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Dilek A said...

I used to love flares. I used to wear them towards the end of the 90s, but nowadays I just don't see myself wearing them. Not that there is anything wrong with them. On the contrary I love how they look on you. In my case, I am not still ready to welcome them back. ^^

Dilek A said...

I used to love flares. I used to wear them towards the end of the 90s, but nowadays I just don't see myself wearing them. Not that there is anything wrong with them. On the contrary I love how they look on you. In my case, I am not still ready to welcome them back. ^^

Adriana said...

This is so stylish and inspirational!
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Liz Lauren said...

love the flare jeans on you

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Karen Farber said...

I've been dying to get my hands on a pair of flares, and agree that the length is everything! Love the ones you chose

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Marta said...

Gorgeous jeans and jacket! You're so beautiful!

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claudia villanueva said...

Love those flare pants and the accessories are gorgeous!
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Cheyenne said...

This looks fantastic, so in love with the flare jeans!

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FASHION SNAG said...

I have those same jeans and love them! Cute look.

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Moscow blogger by Marina Loyko said...

amazing

Anna said...

Love this look!! You look amazing :)

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The Style Circus said...

Your take on the 70ties trend is absolutely amazing. The flares fit you so well and you look so good in them!

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Diana said...

Fabulous outfit!!

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Amazing look! Love this head to toe!
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Jennifer Ashley said...

Looks great! I just recently found an old pair of flare jeans in the back of my closet, and you have inspired me to pull them back out!

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Simple Glamazon said...

This is really pretty! This look is very retro!! Well done!

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Natalia S. said...

This is lovely outfit,both cozy and fashionable at the same time.
I have noticed you love that Boy Bag of Chanel,you use it in many of your outfits and it is such a timeless and versatile piece,it goes well with almost everything!

Merlin said...

You really do have a flair for the flare!! franki

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Amazing pants and jacket.

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Sebastian McCall makes the most perfect and long flare jeans in so many great washes!

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Denise said...

So cool!!

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Denina Martin said...

I love navy looks, and these flare jeans look so chic! :)

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Denina Martin said...

I love navy looks, and these flare jeans look so chic! :)

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Melissa Tierney said...

Those jeans are amazing!!!
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Julie said...

Such a super adorable outfit! I love that jacket!

The Office Stylist said...

You look great as always! I love the pairing of the plaid jacket with the flared pants. Also obsessing over your amazing purse.

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Jessica said...

Fabulous!! :D

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So cool outfit! Love it!

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love it!
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Onyxsta Bleurgh said...

My thunder thighs will not be seeing the inside of flares for the s/s looooool
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Anonymous said...

I LOVE flares. I think they always look chic even with a baseball t. My huge pet peeve is pants that are too short (unless they are supposed to be of course). If my flares dont touch the floor completely, especially in back it drives me crazy and I won't wear them. I'd rather drop the hem and have a line where I did it on the bottom to get extra length. I can relate!

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Love the look, especially the hat ☺

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The color combo of plaid jacket is cool. I love how bold the plaid colors are but still go very well with black or denim.
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Anonymous said...

I have chocolate brown from RED Valentino when I am in the mood for some retro look

Rachel Owiti said...

Love the look!!. Especially the Jeans!!
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Shveta Sontakey said...

Comfy chic <3 I love the way you showed off the 70s style with the unique background, it really makes your whole look pop! and I hear you about having the right flare length.. <3


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Love these flared jeans!!

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Clean-Cut-Goût-Chic said...

I adore flares and totally feel your pain when it comes to length at 5'11 it's a mission to find my perfect fit which is why I can't get enough of my good old Rock & Republic worn here http://www.cleancutgoutchic.com/flare-love-patte-delephant/

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