Growing up in a small coastal town in Tasmania means that I’m a total hippie at heart. I remember not brushing my hair for over a week in high school in the hopes it would magically turn into dreadlocks until my mum slapped some sense into me! I have never really grown out of the 70s styling, flares are a regular occurrence in my outfits and will probably continue to feature next year when the current boho revival dies down, great thing for me is that there is much less to buy to be “on trend” this season!
With so many fabulous statement 70’s chic pieces on the market at the moment my advice would be to dress with a slight 70s influence, not like you are on your way to Woodstock! Less is more. Don’t wear your leather braided headband + crocheted vest + suede tassle satchel + flared jeans simultaneously. Less is more, pick your hero piece.
Today my hero piece is this gorgeous pair of flares by Cotton On. They fit like a dream and are a steal for only $39.95. What I love about flares is their structured, clean and almost tailored look. They are a far cry from the oversized and distressed boyfriend jeans that have been dominating street style for the last few years (not that I think this trend is going anywhere soon). The minimal and clean lines make it a perfect jean for “Casual Friday” in the office and also for a dressed up denim for date night.
Flares are best worn with a heel to elongate your legs and if keeping with the 70s theme I’d recommend a chunky heel. Today I’ve styled with a chambray shirt for a modern Farrah Fawcett feel.