The Return of Flare Jeans
For whom does the bell toll this season? It tolls for skinny jeans, which now share the sales racks with flared jeans - aka bellbottoms. That's right, the hot look this season is jeans that look like an upside-down martini glass instead of a pencil. The look has caught on among women who are tired of super-skinny jeggings and other figure-unfriendly styles, and flared jeans are even outselling skinny jeans at department stores like Bloomingdale's. Look for sh irt styles to change as well. The way to wear flares is to go more figure-hugging on top and highlight features from the waist up. With skinny jeans, we tend to go with tunics and long styles; not so with the flares. Wear with flats or sandals for a casual look, or go with high heels or wedges to lengthen legs. Be sure to avoid pointy stilettos with this look - they just don't work.