So here's the deal...I had been stuck in a blue jean rut. My inventory consisted mainly of skinnies and boyfriends. Why? Well, for one thing, I was afraid to venture out of my denim comfort zone, and second, I found it extremely hard to find a different style of jean to fit my curvy hips and short inseam. I know...I look tall in my pictures, but trust me when I say - I'm not tall, and often times I still have to hem petite pants.
Well I've got good news to share (enter sounds of a gospel choir) - My denim dull-drums have come to an end, as I have seen the light. Yes, my answered prayers came to my jean wardrobe in the form of retro 70s inspired, petite flares (shouts from the congregation)!! That's right sisters and brothers - can I get an Amen?
I was 10 years old the last time I wore a pair of high-waist flares, complete with front pockets. I remember it well - I wore them with black platform shoes and a tye-dye tee with the Peace symbol on it. I stepped onto the yellow school bus with such a righteous attitude. Funny how fashion comes and goes. This style blue jean is now all the rage and considered "new" with the younger generation. Well step aside kiddos, let this Generation X show you how it's done. I hope you enjoy the pictures, and I'll meet you in the comment section below.
Outfit Details - Petite Wide-Leg Trouser Jean (also in regular): Ann Taylor Loft; Frilly Top by Odille for Anthropologie via eBay (not the same top, but these two would look amazing with these jeans - Embroidered Sanna Top and Ruffled Plaid Blouse; Ankle Strap Sandal: Ann Taylor Loft; Basic Medium Sunglasses (black): Ann Taylor Loft; Large Hoop Earrings: The Icing; Nail Polish: An Affair in Red Square by OPI
Here's a couple of styling tips for flares - First: They look better when worn with heels. I'm wearing petite and still the hem is quite long. They are meant to be worn long, and you'll notice they all come this way. I love how they make my short legs seem long. Second: The best type of top is one that gives some type of waist definition. Though my top is frilly, it still has a defined waistline.
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