Flashback to 1999, I was at university and my go-to look were my customised flares, you see my bought Topshop beauties weren’t quite big enough, so I added in a flash of yellow fabric for added swish, oh and some stars up the side just for the hell of it. I’m sad that I couldn’t find a pic of this uber-fashionable, more likely cringe-worthy moment to share with you all. In an attempt to recapture my youth, as well as embrace the 70s vibes hitting the catwalk at London Fashion Week and on the high street, I thought I would revisit my love of flares, so I went bargain hunting at TK Maxx, and I found these amazing high-waisted beauties with more of a modest flare to get me back into the swing of things.
I know I feature jeans a lot, I’m an addict just waiting for a support group to be set up, but it felt good to wear a more relaxed style, I love my skinny jeans and they certainly aren’t going anywhere, but I really think that flares and wide-leg varieties are going to replace boyfriend jeans this summer as the go-to relaxed style.
I love how flattering flares are, especially when you go for high-waisted ones like these, and if you can find in a darker hue then all the better, but I thought that this faded pair had more of a 70s vibe to them. I think the only thing that would have made them excellent would have been a few more inches so that I could have worn the most amazing 70s worthy wooden platform heels. Instead I opted to go with flats, which is something I wouldn’t have thought would work with flares, but I love the casual touch these Converse hi-tops bring.
Add to the look a touch of subtle double denim, it’s the closest I will get to sporting a Canadian tuxedo, but in this transitional weather I thought the denim shirt worked well under my long cardigan, and to make the shirt more of a statement I turned up the cuffs of the cardigan so you could see it.
I also wanted to keep the shirt unbuttoned as this T-shirt screams 70s loving with its fun and quirky peace hands print, it really is calling out for a festival to attend, and these cute pink Boden sunglasses are so perfectly fun, they kind of make this outfit I think, I’m totally obsessed with the shape and love wearing them, so if the sun could stay out for longer than a couple of minutes that would be nice!!!