Last week on Trendsetting 101, I showed you how to mix prints. This week, I wanted to focus on a fall and back to school staple, denim. The biggest trend these days are wide leg jeans, which you also know as flare jeans. If you are a lover of vintage or retro styles, here is another look you can take on, in addition to all the other 60's and 70's trends that are coming back. Offering a break from your skinny jeans, wide leg jeans can also expand your denim looks. The thing with wide leg jeans is that when worn with the wrong shoes or tops, they can make you appear shorter or even frumpy, but make use of our style advice below and you won't have to worry about looking stout or dowdy.
To achieve a longer, leaner look, wear wide leg jeans with shoes that elevate you. Chunky heels or clogs are glam and continue the 70's theme. Wedges or ankle boots are other suitable options. Unless you're tall, choose heels, instead of flats.
If you are getting your wide leg jeans hemmed, make sure you factor in which shoes you'll wear most with your jeans. You want the pants to fall just half an inch from the ground. "Highwaters" are never acceptable and especially with these kinds of jeans. If you want to switch from your 2-inch pumps to your sky-high wedges, we suggest grabbing some Style Snaps, which allow you to change hems easily and instantly.
- GAP Trouser Jeans, $60
- CJ by Cookie Johnson Plus Size Jeans, $218
- Style Snaps, $12
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