If you frequent Eleventh & Sixteenth or even peek at my Instagram account often, my love for wearing all things denim related is almost immediately identified. From Canadian Tuxedos, overalls, skirts, jeans and jumpsuits, it’s easy to say that I own it all. A denim dilemma doesn’t often arise but there are a few things have have proved to be a slight challenge. White jeans were a fear of mine for a while, until I conquered them and now I plan on living in them the up coming months. It wasn’t until recently that a different dilemma presented itself, the dilemma of wearing flared jeans.
Flared jeans were always something that intimidated me. Looking perfect on slender ladies, a curvy girl such as myself might have a bit of a struggle styling this retro classic… or so I thought. It took a while but eventually I mustered up the courage to just invest in a pair, might as well try right? It was an affordable investment picking up this affordable pair from PinkBlush Boutique (They are also on sale!). This trendy online women’s boutique had a ton of different jean styles, but this flared leg style certainly caught my eye. I may or may not have also picked up this darling PinkBlush extra long tunic as well (on sale in mocha!)…
Doing some research on styling flare leg jeans, it’s important to find a pair that starts below the knee. Not making you thighs appear bigger but allowing the exaggerated leg to no affect your body proportions. After trying them on with a few different things they started to warm up to me. I loved the different style of jeans and actually playing dress up with flared jeans is pretty fun. I ended up pairing my oversized flared leg jeans with the extra long tunic I picked up and topping it off with one of my favorite tweed blazers. Not only playing off the fun oversized shirt and flares, but giving it layers!
What are some recent clothing challenges you have overcome?
Photos: Haley Nord