How to: Flares

MiH Marrakesh Flare JeansLast summer, I felt like I wore my white skinny jeans every time I went “out”. This summer, I wanted a different option and these flare jeans have been just that. I have a few tips for wearing flare jeans, so I thought I would share.

MiH Marrakesh Flare JeansI like flares to have a long lean look, therefore I’m a little neurotic about the length. If the jeans puddle at the bottom, it messes up the long lean line. I like for mine to be just above the floor, with a tiny break in the front, and I really like it if they are almost covering my shoe. Truth be told, I think these flares could be a little longer on me. I think I’ll stretch them next time their wet -ha!

MiH Marrakesh Flare JeansI also find that some sort of heel is best when you wear flare jeans, because it aids in the long lean look. But you don’t want your heels to be too high or your flares will be high waters -ha!

MiH Marrakesh Flare JeansAnd I also find that it’s important to show a waistline by either wearing a top that hits you at the waist or with a sloppy tuck. If you’d rather wear a tunic, it’s best for it to hit past your hips to the thinner part of your thigh (to avoid an attention grabbing horizontal line at the hips, wink).

MiH Marrakesh Flare JeansIf you would like to see more pictures of these tips in action, I’ve started a “Flares” board on Pinterest. Oh, and just in case anyone is wondering, I still love my skinnies and wear them all the time!

Outfit Links:

Top- Urban Outfitters, Jeans- MiH, Shoes- Vince Camuto for similar, Bag- J.Crew for similar, Necklaces- Lauren Kate Design and Argento Vivo for similar, Bracelet- Julie Vos, Earrings- Argento Vivo

And really quick, I love to wear outfits that easily transition from day to night. This is one of  them. Here’s my “day” look. 
Urban Outfitters Sparkle and Fade Alexa Dolman TeeI just changed the jeans and the shoes and viola!

Outfit Links:

Top- Urban Outfitters, Jeans- 7 for all Mankind, Shoes- K Jacques, Bag- Star Mela, Necklaces- Lauren Kate Design and Argento Vivo for similar, Earrings- Argento Vivo, Bracelet- Julie Vos

Urban Outfitters Sparkle and Fade Alexa Dolman Tee

Photos by Erica Smith (tell it to your neighbor)


  1. Alex July 6, 2015

    Love the white flares – I need to grow a few inches to look as great as you do in them, Carly!

  2. Carolina July 8, 2015

    Thanks for sharing! I’m obsessed with flares this summer and I’ve been eyeing these for a while. Do they fit true to size?

    • Carly Lee July 16, 2015

      I’m glad you like them! Yes, they fit true to size.

  3. Amanda July 8, 2015

    Hi! Is that UO tee the turquoise color currently available on the website? The one you’re wearing looks more teal-ish…


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