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)