Before You Go Buy Flared Jeans..

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You have some things to consider before buying flared jeans. If you want to look hot, that is.

They’re def not as easy to work with as skinnies or leggings – so listen up.

First, I’m just going to say it.

When I starting seeing that bell bottoms were going to be a thing again – I was all “ewww nooo whyyy??” I hadn’t personally worn them since high school (circa 2005), and I’ve just been so used to wearing skinny jeans and legging all the time. But I think I just needed some time to see them done right, and here I am, in love all over again. (I wore a pair and felt super sexy. & Jeans haven’t done that to me in quite some time..)

But the thing is, flared jeans are not easy to pull off.

Mostly because of the way different manufacturers produce them. They come in so many different lengths and widths and yadda yadda. The biggest issue for anyone over 5’7/5’8 is length. Especially if you plan on pairing them with heels (which you should). With skinny jeans, it’s okay if it slightly looks like there might be a flood in the near future. Add a pair of heels with short skinnies and you look chic. Add a pair of heels with already too short flares and you look like a straight up foo. And I pity the foo.

So here’s a nifty tip

#1 rule if you’re shopping online: Take measurements before buying. Sounds hard, but it’s really not. Literally the only thing you need to know (aside from the general size you wear in that brand) – INSEAM.

First, put on a pair of heels you might wear with flares. Then, take a measuring tape and start it at your crotch. Yeah, I said crotch. You know.. right where your hoo-haa ends and your thigh begins. Then drop that tape to the floor. What’s the number from your crotch to the floor? (Wearing heels.) That, my dear, is  your inseam. Voila! Now you know what to look for. Take that number (mine is 37) and make sure whatever flared jeans you are planning to purchase match it. Not every store offers different inseams for the same pair, but some do. Either way, you can now say you learned something new today. I hope.

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Sara Berke
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Sara Berke is the Digital Marketing Manager for shopAKIRA.com and Editor in Chief of blog.shopakira.com. When she’s not shoe shopping or convincing herself that she definitely needs yet another new outfit.. you’ll either find her chillin’ on the couch watching Desperate Housewives, hanging with Paxton and Kit (her dog and cat), or she’s bouncing around the city with friends eating up all the food and drinking all the drinks. Find her on social @saraberke

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