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Friday, July 30th 2010

The Fall Flare: What’s Your Stance?

Flare jeans are back in a big way for fall. And from the looks of our Facebook page, people have some strong feelings on the issue. What’s your stance? Will you be ignoring the trend and sticking with your skinny jeans and denim leggings, or embracing it wholeheartedly?

All you bohemian types seem to have an inherent affinity for flares and bell-bottoms (my most boho friend has two spare pairs of the J Brand Lovestory stashed away, in case it’s discontinued). And though it’s a natural with earthy-chic pieces like the updated clog, the flare doesn’t have to be hippie. Pay tribute to sophisticated ’70s fashion icons by pairing a restrained flare (Paige Denim and 7 For All Mankind do great ones) with a silk Equipment button-down and cognac accessories, or try them in white denim for a Carolyn Bessette-on-the-Italian-Riviera look. (Need further proof the flare doesn’t have to feel like a castoff from Nicole Richie’s closet, circa 2006? See this recent street snap of her majesty Carine Roitfeld.)

--Maureen

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