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How exactly do you wear flares without looking like you’re going to start belting out Dancing Queen, I hear you ask?

Sometimes when I tell people one of my go-to garments at the moment are flares, I can see the slight look of horror on their faces and, until last year, I would have steered clear of the style too.

Yet, the flared trouser is actually a really versatile piece in your wardrobe for day to night and has been one of my most worn.

The pair I have are the Topshop ribbed jersey flared trousers (which are a total bargain for £20).  They are as comfortable as wearing pyjamas, super flattering on and don’t crease, making them perfect for travelling.

When I wore them to London for an event, I just wore a black lace body underneath my Calvin Klein sweatshirt, complete with my Gucci belt to define my waist a bit more. Take off the sweatshirt, add some earrings and a leather jacket and you’re night out ready.

For an autumnal smart/casual look to go to the Margaret Dabbs event in Glasgow last week, I teamed up my trusty black flares with an oversized black ruffle knit, black sock boots (a pointed toe is the way to go with flares to really elongate your legs) and – to break up the all-black look – a denim jacket.

What do you think? Would you wear the flare? Let me know!




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