These 6 Outfits Have Convinced Me to Try This "Old" Jeans Trend

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We devote a lot of our day to writing about denim, be it the latest trends we spot on the runway or the new jeans sweeping the fashion scene. As it's one of the hardest-working items in our wardrobes, we consider this time well spent.

Avid readers will know we've already given you the low-down on the need-to-know jeans, but now, as we find ourselves on the cusp of autumn, we're starting to see some fresh new trends emerge, with one throwback jeans style proving increasingly popular in style circles. With wider-leg options coming back in general, it was inevitable that flares would also make a return—we just didn't predict how impactful they would be.

Over the last few weeks, we've spotted '70s-style flare denim everywhere. From the streets of Copenhagen Fashion Week all the way to the celebrity-lined sidewalks in NYC right through to our Instagram feeds, flare jeans are set to be a staple part of our wardrobes this season.

We understand, however, if you're tentative to try the trend. After years of straight-leg jeans dominating the fashion agenda, embracing this exaggerated silhouette straight off the bat might feel daunting. So, to help ease you in, we've found six perfect examples of what to wear with flare jeans, which you should be able to re-create with items you already own.

Scroll on to see how those in the know style their flare jeans, and rest assured you'll be wholly on-trend for the rest of the year.

1. CARDIGAN + BASKET BAG + TAN SHOES

Style Notes: A cardigan always makes for the ideal accompaniment to flare jeans, and a short-sleeve style will seamlessly transition your summer wardrobe into autumn.

Shop the look:

Rouje Romeo Cardigan (£145)

Loewe Paula's Ibiza Small Raffia and Leather Basket Bag (£450)

Frame Le High Dark Denim Flare Jeans (£245)

Zara Leather Block Heel Sandals (£50)

2. COLLAR + BLOUSE + CONVERSE

Style Notes: For perhaps the most effortless jeans pairing, just add a pretty blouse. One with a contrasting statement collar will feel particularly fresh. Then, add a cool spin with a pair of Converse.

Shop the look:

Ganni Broderie Collar (£75)

Victoria Beckham Balloon-Sleeve Silk-Crepe Blouse (£490)

Rag & Bone Black Nina Flare Jeans (£118)

Converse Chuck 70 Classic High Top (£75)

3. LEATHER JACKET + WHITE SHIRT + COWBOY BOOTS

Style Notes: Lean into the retro appeal of flare jeans by styling yours with a tan leather jacket (we predict this faux option from M&S will be a hit this season), and finish with a pair of on-trend cowboy boots.

Shop the look:

Marks and Spencer Faux Leather Belted Shacket (£55)

Arket Relaxed Poplin Shirt (£55)

Mango Flare Jeans (£40)

Arket Square-Toe Leather Boots (£225)

4. LONG COAT + SHOULDER BAG + T-SHIRT

Style Notes: You can still wear flare jeans if you subscribe to a minimal aesthetic. Choose a long coat, which will keep your overall silhouette streamlined, and pair with a fuss-free top and simple accessories.

Shop the look:

Massimo Dutti Long Black Coat (£269)

& Other Stories Crewneck Cotton T-Shirt (£17)

Neous Delphinus Small Leather Shoulder Bag (£475)

COS Cropped Flared Jeans (£69)

5. CHECK BLAZER + CAMISOLE + HEELED SANDALS

Style Notes: Flare jeans might be a current trend, but you can make them feel utterly timeless by wearing them with classic pieces. A checked blazer, camisole, and tan shoes are all you need to give flares everlasting appeal.

Shop the look:

A.P.C. Prune Double-Breasted Houndstooth Wool Blazer (£395)

Stella McCartney Cressie Camisole (£104)

Marks and Spencer Magic Shaping High Waisted Slim Flare Jeans (£40)

Prada Topstitched Leather Platform Sandals (£740)

6. NICE TOP + LEATHER BELT + MULES

Style Notes: Upgrade your jeans-and-a-nice-top outfit with a pair of light-wash flares and a chic satin blouse. Then, toughen up the ensemble with sharp black accessories.

Shop the look:

NA-KD Wide Cuff Satin Blouse Green (£41)

Lemaire Western Leather Belt (£245)

Reformation Peyton High Rise Bootcut Jeans (£118)

Dear Frances Chaise Mule in Black (£280)

Next Up: 8 Denim Trends We'll All Go Wild for This Autumn

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