Feb 20, 2012

A tricky thing




















I must confess...although global warming is a threatening situation to the survival of this planet, I can't say that I am terribly disappointed with the bizarre weather. I do seem to be concerned with next years winter, but I got plenty of months to dread it. Now, back to the topic of this blog, I must confess another thing, I bought these jeans months ago but barely ever wear them. Flares like these are a tricky thing. When I stare down at them I feel like I am extremely underdressed or on my way to a Texas hoedown. The latter one would be fun if I was indeed in Texas, on my way to hoedown, but unfortunately this is not the case. I am actually in DC.. on my way to work. In any case, as I've spent considerable amount of time dressing these suckers up,  I'll share a few things I learned on the way:

#1 NEVER wear them with flats. Unless you'd like to look like your on your way to a college class in 2003
#2 Work a slim combination up top. Either a loose yet fitted top or a fitted top with some sort of vest. Although bell bottoms look great with a fitted top, pants that are more palazzo-like work best with some looseness in the top too. It's a symmetry thing....
#3 Do not wear long top without tucking it in. You will risk looking severely underdressed or from the scene of Janis Joplin video... but then again... to each its own!

And like always, if you are not like me style-wise.... just ignore rules 1 to 3. Anyone care to share their thoughts on flares like these?

Top- H&M (old)
Vest- F21 (old)
Pants- BCBG (old)
Shoes- Tinley Road
Handbag- Cambridge Satchel
Bracelets- F21, Charriol, Peru
Ring- Urban Outfitters (old)

79 comments:

  1. LOve your bag its gorgeous and I love how you have styled this outfit.

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  2. I absolutely love the wide leg pants, they look great on you! the red bag is really awesome, I want one! great outfit, girl!

    x

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  3. oh my gosh you look so damn stunning. fab advice on rocking the flares. too many girls get this chic look so so wrong.!! i'll second the dislike in the crazy weather...my wardrobe is in desperate need for SUNSHINE.
    Happy Monday doll
    xx

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  4. Love love your pants! X

    Love,
    Zizi: www.zizistyling.blogspot.com

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  5. Great tips!! :D

    You look wonderful as always! I love your style, and your outfit :)

    Have a fab week ;)

    x♥x♥

    "Dicas de saúde, beleza, e exercício físico em casa"



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  6. I've revisited flared jeans as well (actually wearing them in my most recent post). I'd have to agree... flares don't belong with flats, but that's my opinion. Since I'm a shorty, I make sure to always wear a heel when I sport a wider legged jean. And flares definitely give a boho feel, which I love.

    I'm lovin' your red satchel. Definitely a great pop of color! Here's to a fab week, hun.

    xx Love & Aloha

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  7. This indeed has been an odd winter as far as the weather goes. Your flare look is perfect!

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  8. Love that you always include advices on how to properly wear a piece of clothing, instead of just posting pics of your outfit.
    xx
    marianne

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  9. Flawless, love the whole outfit!

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    xx

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  10. I love this look as always, your flare and your top are really nice.
    Love your bag too, so lovely color.
    xx

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  11. Perfect outfit, those pants are gorgeous :)

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  12. This is a really great outfit, love your jeans and the bag!

    XX

    / Linda from Sweden

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  13. Oooh your tips definitely come in handy. I had gotten 2 flares a few months ago and I haven't worn either of them. Thanks for these tips!

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  14. I love flared pants. They are such a nice change up from skinny jeans. Great tips for sure! Those I def. live by.

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  15. Oh so cool and flared. Great tips too. I just don't were high heels anymore though.

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  16. I love your colorful bag and your cute striped top and flared jeans!

    xo gillie

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  17. i love the jeans!! totally agree that you should never wear them with flats..its horrible!!


    xx

    http://spoonfulofdiamonds.blogspot.com/

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  18. Love your wide leg jeans and that bag! www.casualglamorous.com

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  19. I LOVE the jeans!!! It looks perfect on you!
    Beautiful outfit.
    You also give a very good tips on wearing such pants. I agree with all three points!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Kate


    http://charlottehouse22.blogspot.com/

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  20. I love them! been looking for the perfect flares also!

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  21. love the earrings, the pants, bag.. everything!! great outfit girl ;)
    xx

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  22. Bella! Esos pantalones son preciosos!! Los adoro!
    Besitos

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  23. stunning!

    http://thechicclassmate.blogspot.com/

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  24. You just have such a good sense of style! I love it all!

    xox,
    Isa

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  25. Uauuuu !!!! estas preciosa , el pantalón te queda Perfecto .
    Un Besazo .
    www.escuestiondestilo.blogspot.com

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  26. lovely bag! <3

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  27. Gorgeous outfit and such an amazing bag! I love that shade!!

    I gave you an award on my blog. Click here for info :)

    xx

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  28. Thanks for following dear!
    I like this outfit a lot.

    I follow back!
    xoxo

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  29. Absolute great outfit.Your bag is exactly what I am looking for!
    xoxo
    Sabrina

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  30. It´s great to find this blog again. I hope you can check out mine.

    http://paquetevsitasbien.blogspot.com

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  31. thank you :D
    just made my first own necklace today, what do u think about it? :D

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  32. Great relaxed outfit in a lovely colour combination - love the pop of colour from the satchel too. Thanks for your lovely comment about the dessert.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

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  33. Excellent flared jeans, great combo with black and white stripes!! This outfit suits u perfect hun!;)
    kisses

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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  34. Love this look... and love your blog. Now following you.

    Follow me at ♥ Pjlatte's Bag Book ♥

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  35. I love this outfit - so simple and yet so chic. Those jeans are amazing and I'm obsessed with striped anything :) Love the red bag.

    xo
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  36. nice outfit!!
    love your bag!!:)

    kisses

    searchingmystyle.blogspot.com

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  37. I love everything about this outfit. I absolutely adore wide leg jeans like those. I do tend to wear long tops with mine but that's because I like the boho look. I love your red bag too!
    Sarah
    http://comingunstitched.blogspot.com

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  38. I agree--- this sort of flare can be challenging, but you look great! And I think your rules are spot on!

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  39. Gorgeous outfit!
    Love your pants, your advices are very good!
    Amazing bag!
    xxx

    Shttp://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com/

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  40. i love your look! your pants are so cool!

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  41. you look so cool with this outfit...you rock!
    love your blog
    xoxo

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  42. What a chic outfit! The purse is the perfect pop of color!


    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  43. Love the flares!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  44. I really love what you did with the flares. They fit you so amazingly. I have a very big problem finding cute flares that aren't highwaters because of my tall height. The balance of your outfit is great and that bag is gorgeous!

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  45. the hair, the stripes, and the red bag. super fabulous!!
    xo TJ

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  46. Leslie you absolutely nailed the look with flares and those are the best 3 tips anyone can give on how to wear these things!

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  47. Thanks for the tips, I love the red bag. I love to wear flares but usually they are so long that I have to wear very tall shoes.

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  48. I need that Cambridge satchel that everyone seems to be rockin ... You look very chic :)

    XX,
    Miranda

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  49. Your jeans is.... AMAZING! And I´m also loving your green ring!
    xoxo

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  50. I think I am in love with your pants. They flare in all the right places. You know how to rock the wide legs!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  51. I love your sailor inspired outfit, the bell bottoms rock!

    xo xo ,
    C.

    http://armoireideale.com/

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  52. me encantan la camiseta y el bolso, te quedan genial, estás guapísima

    besitos

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  53. Dear, we loved your tips! And you look gorgeous! kisses, katefp.blogspot.com

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  54. Love this look from head to toe! The pop of red just brings the whole outfit together. I love how you accessorized!

    http://windycityfashionistas.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi :) Thank you so much :) you are so lovely!!!
      xoxo

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  56. Hi there-just saw some pics posted from the Cap fabb event...wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I just moved to the D.C. area from Boston and am looking forward to meeting other bloggers in the area. Also-loved the dress you had on and how you styled it. I have the same the dress! And this is a fabulous outfit too! Naina

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  57. You look really gorgeous!!

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  58. I love the satchel and the ring, amazing! :)

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  59. LOVE your satchel. i have the neon pink one

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  60. As a recent transplant to the DC Metroplex from Texas, I can say that you would be underdressed for a hoedown. As a matter of fact, even the smallest towns in Texas don't have hoedowns.
    Love the jeans. I wear them all the time because I like the way that they look on me. My biggest problem is finding some that fit well because of my short legs so I totally get rule #1.

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  61. adorable.
    http://palermostreetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  62. I've been looking for a pair of flares for ages! these are perfect! I love them! just got exclamation mark happy hahahha

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  63. I have some flares kinda like that and they ARE tricky! Your tips will help me branch out of the same loose button up blouse on top thing I've been beating into the ground with them. Love the way they look with your vest!

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  64. Wow. I just stumbled upon your blog, amazing! You have killer style!
    Xo, Alexandra

    moneuphorie.blogspot.com

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  65. Love your outfit
    You're really gorgeous dear!!
    I'm following you too

    Kiss kiss.*Jo
    http://joandcompanystyle.blogspot.com/

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  66. I love the ring and your red satchel! You look amazing! :)

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