Top row: ASOS Patch Pocket High Waisted flares, £35, asos.com; Super-stretch flared jeans, £9 and High waisted plait detail flared jeans, £39, both Jane Norman; Indigo skinny flare jeans, £26 and Lightwash 70s kickflare jeans, £50, both Dorothy Perkins.
Bottom row: True Religion Carrie petite skinny knee wide leg flare jean, $189, piperlime.gap.com; 3.1 Phillip Lim flared suede skinny pants, £340; Mother Blue washed The Runway skinny flare jeans, £325, stylebop.com; Sonic Flare jeans,
£215 £86, glassworks-studios.com; J Brand Lightweight skinny flares: Dark Denim, £110.49, intermixonline.com; Rich & Skinny bikini flare jean, $196, piperlime.gap.com
Skinny jeans have been the denim essential for many of us for several years now. Easy to wear, great with flats, perfect for tucking into boots – they filled a gap in our wardrobes we didn’t even realised existed before! But, as with all trends, their reign is dwindling, and a new denim super-power is stepping into the limelight…
The skinny flare is making a comeback!
Blame the seventies look, if you will, but fit ‘n’ flare denim is what this summer is all about. These babies look great over platform sandals, and are the natural neutral to floral chiffons and tassled suedes. Come autumn they’ll look as great over your boots as your skinnies did under them. And they’re a more comfortable fit in many ways – whether you go high-waist or low-rise is really your call!
Which begs the question: are you ready to give up your skinnies?