A looser version of a menswear-inspired dress shirt is the perfect pairing for a fitted pair of flares. Be sure to tuck your shirt hem into the band of your jeans to balance the slight volume on top. Finish with a thick, worn-in leather belt, a pair of platforms and a fedora for a look that is the perfect mix of hipster and hippie.
A sheer blouse with billowy sleeves will take your flares to another level. A neutral-hued blouse lets your flares shine, while a bold bright like coral is sure to command attention. Tuck your top in for a sleek work ensemble, or leave your blouse undone for a carefree vibe. If you decide to leave your top out, wrap a thin braided belt around your waist to cinch in the volume. Throw on a floppy wide-brimmed hat and a camel-colored trench when cooler temps hit and you'll look like a modern-day flower child.
A blazer is sleek and chic when paired with flares. Be sure to balance the primness of the blazer with a bold tank or V-neck tee. Think stripes or a bright print if your blazer is a solid color. Leave your blazer open to complement the casual look of your jeans. For a go-to weekend uniform, add a belt and a sturdy messenger bag to the modern mix.
Two trends in one, a plaid crop top is the perfect balance to high-waist flares. If you can’t seem to jump on the high-waist bandwagon, stick with waist-grazing flare legs. Belly button exposure works with this look if you’re hitting the beach or a casual get-together. Just be sure to choose a crop top that fits properly and shows off your best assets.