If you saw my post the other day, one my wardrobe additions for early fall is a pair of 70s inspired flared jeans. They feel very Jane Birkin to me, which is always a good thing in my book. (And yes, smoking causes cancer, but I believe this is the best image to illustrate.) I bought the Nili Lotan Celia jean; it comes in stretch or 100% cotton–I always favor the latter, plus the wash is slightly better. She also has another style with front patch pockets, but I find the Celia more slimming on me. You can also get them at various price points. I didn’t include a Celine pair here, but the Loewe are a good contender if you want to splurge, while the Levi’s version look plenty good too and are far more affordable. Some style notes: A somewhat fitted or cropped shirt is best (nothing super blouson or baggy) and for shoes, I prefer a boot or even a ballet flat.
The Nili Lotan “Celia” ones look great! I’m only 5’5” and I’m m guessing I’d have to hem them.
I bought a flared jean in the spring, but haven’t worn them yet (Goodbye, sweatpants!). I love that something other than skinnies are making the scene.
Funny, I have a pair of flared jeans (medium wash) and I just put them in my donate pile. They’re too hard to pair with a good pair of shoes for me, as I don’t wear anything above 1″ these days. I see Birkin rocking hers with ballerina flats. I like the idea… hmmm… but I’m short unlike Birkin and need some height with the flares.
You’ve made me reconsider though. Those Tu et Mon Tresor jeans are divine (like SATC at its best style).
Samantha W Zutler says
Do you have any advice for short women wearing these? I love the look, but I’m just not sure I can pull it off. I’m 5’1″.
Hi Samantha, If you really like the look of them, maybe you opt for a chunky-heeled boot with them? Not high–say 2 inches.
Also be sure to keep the hem long (as in get them hemmed, but to just above the ground–not a lot of clearance but enough so they don’t ever drag).
Hope that helps!