Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Make Style, Not War

I remember when I got my first pair of bell bottoms from Contempo Casuals - the flair on the pant legs were so big that they fit OVER my sneakers (yes - you read that right, I wore my bell bottoms with sneakers in 7th grade - Lord help me).  I am not upset that this trend is coming back, in fact, I am jumping right on that bandwagon - only with a bit more sophistication this time around.
70s inspired

Gap has always made reasonably-priced, well fitting jeans and they'll be my go-to for wider flair styles this summer.  I like this dark-washed pair because they look very 60's inspired without looking cheesy.  When I style an outfit that includes a pant with a wider flair leg, I keep the upper half of the outfit slim to counteract the wideness of the bottom.  I would take a slouchy tee like this ASOS one above and tuck it in - making sure to add a belt or I'd run the risk of looking slightly unfinished.  The woven leather heels and beaded necklace pay homage to the 60's too (and the necklace is made of a variety of seeds - jaboncillo seeds, tagua seeds, acai seeds - how cool and hippie-ish!).


  1. I am all over it! I just got the perfect shoes that are similar to those. Now I need to find the perfect jeans! LOVE this look :-)

  2. Oh my gosh! How did I miss this? I flipping love it!!!!!!!!