5 Style Tips For Wearing Flares The Right Way

The runway shows at spring Fashion Week provided plenty of support that '70s styles are continuing to make a huge comeback, and wide-legged denim (more affectionately known as "the flare") doesn't appear to be losing steam anytime soon. Although there's the perception that you can't rock this look without looking like a still from Almost Famous, there's really no reason you have to look dated while wearing this '70s staple. To prove it, we've got six styling tips for those wanting to wear their flares with...well, flair!
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Silky Smooth—A flowing silk shirt is an easy way to take your flares from casual to sophisticated in no time. Just avoid too many frills lest you tread on Seinfeld-pirate-shirt-territory.
Citizens of Humanity Jean, $228, available at SInger22.
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A Solid Foundation—Stay away from flats or sandals to avoid looking like a sloppy college kid. Choose chunky heels or wedges to balance out the volume on the bottom.
Gap Wide-Legged Jean, $34.99, available at Gap.
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Short Sell—Break up the proportions and pair your flares with a cool crop top. Make sure the jeans have a high enough waist so you avoid any midriff missteps! 
Blank High Waisted Zippered Jean, $88, available at Free People.
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Color Craze—Try a new approach to the traditional wide-leg denim pant—turn up the volume with a bright, funky color.
Adam Mid-Rise Flared Jean, $225, available at Net-a-Porter.
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Widen Up—Wide belts are a simple staple that streamline a flared look. Look for solid, wide belts in weathered leather.
Madewell High-Waist Widelegger Jean, $125, available at Madewell.