When I saw bell-bottom pants stealthily sneaking their way back onto the fashion scene, I looked on with woe. Were our lives to revert to the embroidered back pocket, overly destroyed, rain soaked hem slogging, denim slip-slapping days of yesteryear? The height of flare leg cut denim brings me back to my high school years—a regrettable time at best, fashion-wise! Once skinny jeans hit the market, I started rocking a pair and never went back. Seeing bell-bottoms coming back onto the fashion horizon made me cringe; would I have to stick to my guns and see my beloved skinnies become a dated look?
However, as is usually the case with most trends, there are ways to make even the most extreme look your own. For me, it will be a stretch to get back into denim flares. In my opinion the heaviness of the fabric combined with the cut is a little to heavy on my body type + height.
Cue the addition of a true throwback style flare into my wardrobe. Skipping the ultra-lowrise, super stretch flare of Hollister stores past, I found myself loving flare style pants made of different material than denim. Lace, polyester, or this amazing ribbed cotton pair from Free People in the above images! These styles bring a touch of a generation of style before I was even born to my look—a vintage touch that I can pair with my modern pieces to create an ensemble that doesn’t even contain a hint of my high school wardrobe faux pas.
STYLIST NOTES // BELLS I’M LOVING
DETAILS // PHOTO SHOOT
PHOTOGRAPHER // SARA CLANCE PHOTOGRAPHY
LOCATION // UNION STATION, KANSAS CITY
HAT // VINTAGE, SIMILAR
NECKLACE // JANESKO
TATTOO // @EFG_ART
TOP // FREE PEOPLE
PANTS // FREE PEOPLE (SOLD OUT, SIMILAR)
SHOES // SOFFT (SOLD OUT, SIMILAR)
RING // HOUSE OF HARLOW (SIMILAR)