Whenever I wear flares, even just with a T-shirt, I feel like I’m really making an entrance. They’re such a fun, comfortable way to make a statement, and of course touch on the current ‘70s trend.

Making flares work is all about balance. Keep the rest of your look simple and classic – this helps the flares to feel more modern. As a general rule, heels are best, not only practically – flares are long – but because they visually elongate your legs. Emphasise your waist with a belt or a shirt tucked in at your slimmest point to ensure the overall outfit is flattering.

Look One
This is my weekday take on flares. I love the slim-fitting, tie-front blouse tucked into the jeans, and the simple hoop earring. It’s a nod to the ‘70s, but subtle enough to wear every day.

Iris & Ink blouse, Citizens of Humanity flares, Holly Ryan earrings

Look Two
The jumpsuit has always been a wardrobe favourite of mine. I love being able to throw it on and not have to worry about coordinating a look! This style has a softly flared sleeve and trouser that balance each other very nicely. It also skims the waist and shows off a bit of back, which counteracts the volume. I‘ve paired it with a suede stacked heel for extra height and a simple gold-drop earring to keep it modern. Lastly, what’s not to love about lace?

Zimmermann jumpsuit, Madewell heels, & Other Stories earrings

Look Three
This look evokes a bit of drama and is perfect for evening. The loose silk top and cascading flare are on the voluminous side. The tuxedo blazer brings tailoring back into the mix and balances the fluid lines. I love the little shoe peek-a-boo at the front, so I have opted for quite a delicately detailed heel to make the most of it.

Daniel Avakian tuxedo jacket, Maurie & Eve top and flares

As with everything fashion-related, wearing this style comes down to confidence. If you feel comfortable and happy with what you’re wearing, that’s what translates to looking amazing.

Edited by Ellen Fraser

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