How to wear Flares for SS12

Flares are a chic way to wear denim this Summer. If you are going to dip into the trend go extreme with styles from Citizens of Humanity and Hudson, both brands have done some fabulous styles with a lot of width to the flare.

A mid to light denim is huge for SS12 with brands such as Mother Denim and MiH Jeans creating beautiful washes that will look great with any colour or pattern on top.

Flares look great with thin, sheer fabrics on top which you can layer. T-shirts from Kain and Zoe Karssen or a blouse from Tucker are perfect.  Team with blazers from Roseanna or Elizabeth and James to give the overall look more depth.

Don’t be afraid to try something new; Goldsign and Mother Denim have both introduced the printed flare into their collections. For styling, think the pyjama trend with a soft cream blouse from L’Agence or the exotic print trend with a bright shirt from Designers Remix.

Stylist tips:

  1. To flatter your shape and elongate the legs, heels are essential.
  2. Keep as much length as possible; think floor skimming.
  3. A mid to high rise flare is most flattering as it will flatten the tummy and make your waist look smaller.
  4. Tuck in your blouse; this will help create more shape to the outfit and elongate the legs.