Fashion: Rocking those flares day and night…as god (otherwise Jane Birkin) intended.

The saying ‘fashion comes in full circles’ wasn’t just a myth coined by our mothers to make sure we didn’t complain about our hand me downs or rid our wardrobes of clothes in mint condition. In some shape or form, what is old becomes new again and when it comes to pants, the flare is back. With fashion houses such as Celine resurrecting the iconic cut, it was only a matter of time before we saw it trickle back down into our own wardrobes. If you don’t fit into the small percentage of the population who never caved to the pressure of skinny pants such as our favourite 70’s inspired styling siren Rachael Zoe, TWAIN have plenty to offer in the seasons must have cut. Personally we can’t get enough of our versatile Cohen Pant from ACLER. Because we are all about classic cuts with a fresh modern twist.

Let us talk you through the two best ways we love to rock our flare pants – from day to night, weekday to weekend – we weren’t kidding when we say we can’t get enough.

Day time

Whilst the thought of wearing flares with flats at first might freak you out – after all, flares are meant to elongate your legs – and how the heck are flats going to flatter these unmodel-like legs? It’s all in the pre-preparation. Spend the time (and money) getting your flares hemmed by a tailor – ensuring they’re suitable for heels and flats.

So for casual day wear that’ll have you feel like Erin Wasson on the streets of LA – pair your flares with an oversized tee (a vintage Guns N Roses never fails) and black ankle boots. And that Mansur Gavriel bucket bag you’ve been wishlisting for 12 months now, well that’ll just take your look from a 10 to an easy 13.

Evening wear

For those dressier occasions when a dress just isn’t an option, make flare pants your go to.

TWAIN are injecting just a little bit of colour into our wardrobes this season – and it’s starting with khaki (we’re not ones to rush these things). The Chloe Cami is the perfect accompaniment to your favourite flares- tuck her in ever so slightly at the front. Add a statement belt (a Moschino vintage belt should be on your hit list) and earrings – let F+H sass up the look. Don’t forget to top knot your hair and cape that leather biker over your shoulders.


Header image via Modern Legacy.