Flared Denim: A Saratoga Social Field Guide

Skinny and low rise is out, flared and high rise is in. We know what you're thinking, flares? AGAIN? Before you have visions of festival chic Coachella-esque styling, read our handy Field Guide to Flares, how to pull them off while looking polished and chic, and no patchouli required.

A cropped jacket is a great compliment to the flare proportions, and can really pull together the look. Pair a cropped jacket with a simple basic tee or tank, tucked in or out depending on just how pulled together you want it to look.

above clockwise from left: Laundry by Shelli Segal Cropped Open-Front Jacket, Larissa Cropped Jacket, Topshop Crop Crepe Jacket

Believe it or not, kitten heels can work with flares depending on the length of the jeans (or pants). Bring the shoes you want to wear with the look when trying on styles to make sure your hems won't be dragging. A good chunky heel always works with this look, but again make sure you get the length right so you don't have high water flares. No one wants that.

Clockwise from top left: Michael Kors Kaylee Metallic Sandals, Nina Culver Sandals, Tory Burch Peep Toe Cork Wedges, Lucky Brand Lyndell Wedges

You don't want to go over the top with the accessories since you have a lot of pant going on, but a nice chunky cuff as a singular accent piece goes a long way. We are loving the made in Maine Ropes bracelets (pictured top right) for spring and summer, a nice bold gold cuff from stella & dot (above left), and a bold monogram is always a good choice (from Fornash, bottom left).

Now for the jeans themselves. We are loving the flare in white, mainly because it softens the exaggerated silhouette just a little bit, and partly because we are just obsessed with white denim in general.

Posted on April 27, 2015 .