Skinny jeans, flares…who cares?

Flares

So skinny jeans are dead, are they? I have one word in response to that: bollocks. Seriously, I hate reading that we should no longer wear a particular item of clothing simply because ‘someone’, or Gen-XYZ, has said so. Seriously folks, WTF? Skinny jeans are a staple in my wardrobe and they have been for almost as long as I can remember. I even wore them in the 80s when I was a kid. In my eyes, they WILL NEVER GO OUT. And I sure as hell won’t stop wearing them because an 18-year-old has said so. Sod that!

However, I am, and have also been for a very long time, a HUGE fan of flares. I wasn’t around when they were a massive fashion statement the first time around though…ahem! Okay, okay, so I was around, I was just wearing nappies at the time lol (FYI I was born at the end of 1975). Flares are one of those things that look good on many shapes, especially if you’re curvaceous.

When something I love comes back into fashion (not that I care if something is ever out of fashion, but you’ve probably gathered that about me by now, right?!), like flares—it’s great that they become much easier to buy.

I’m one of those people who often wants what isn’t available, and it drives me crazy. For instance, yesterday I decided my wardrobe needs more colour. So, I went online (in other words, I spent the entire afternoon shopping) and started perusing the sites for brightly coloured trousers and tops. Do you think I could find any?? Barely a single thing. Mind you, I was only looking at sites in Portugal, like H&M, Bershka, Massimo Dutti, Stradivarius, etc). Perhaps I’d have more luck shopping in the UK or US, but I’m loathed to buy stuff from there and then have to pay customs taxes on them (God, I hate Brexit!!).

Anyway, I ended up buying some stuff because it was the last day of the sales and I’m a sucker for a good bargain. But I bought very little in bright colours. This season it seems to be all about the pastels, which are okay, but they do bore me a bit. But what did I buy? Hm…well, I bought lots of pink, paler pinks than what I’d intended, but at least it’s a bit more colour to add to my darker wardrobe. I’m happy. Until it arrives and none of it fits lol. I’ll keep you posted.

Why pink? I dunno. I’m just very into pink right now (it is my second favourite colour after green). It’s probably because of my new cloffice, which is all white, grey and pink. I will show it to you soon, I’m just waiting for a couple of little things to be done first.

Flares

Shop my look

Chocolate brown turtle neck
Animal print socks, Amazon
Animal print socks, Asos
Golden Snitch Lava Stone Aromatherapy Necklace
Mustard trainers (Woden), Littlewoods
Mustard trainers, New Balance
Mustard leather trainer, Jones Bootmaker
Mustard sneakers, Office
Wolf and Badger brown leather messenger bag
Brown leather manbag, Debenhams
Levi’s high waist flares
Etsy long chunky cardigan
Etsy long line chunky belted cardigan
Apricot aztec print cardigan
Amazon Aztec print cardigan
Debenhams long line cardigan
Asos longline cardigan with print detail
Shein Letter Pattern Cardigan

I wear skinny jeans almost every day at home. Like I said, they’re my wardrobe staple and they’re also the best thing to wear with boots. But on this occasion, I simply fancied wearing something else for a change. Hence the flares. I bought these from Stradivarius a few years ago. They were miles too long (what is it about these shops selling jeans that need an extra foot taking off them? Drives me crazy) so I had to hem them, which isn’t ideal with flares because you lose the best part of the…well, the flare! Anyhoo, they didn’t turn out too badly.

I’m wearing them with my mustard Woden sneakers again, simply because I love the slight retro vibe they have—which is perfect with flares. Beneath this fabulous super thick cardigan from Massimo Dutti (about five years old) is a simple chocolate brown turtle neck. My necklace is actually the snitch (from Quidditch in Harry Potter), a gift from my mother-in-law because she knows I’m a big fan lol.

As for my handbag, I thought my brown leather Massimo Dutti manbag was the perfect accessory. All in all, it’s an outfit with a retro vibe. At least I think it is, anyway! What about you? Do you get that vibe? Do you like flares? Or skinnies? Will you stop wearing skinnies?

BTW, did you link up to my brand new #neverendingstyle link-up on Friday? It’ll be open another couple of days and then there’ll be another one along with my interview with Jacqui from Mumma B Stylish! I shall look forward to seeing you there!

Shop Flares

Levi’s high waist flares
Levi’s high waist flares
JD Williams floral kickflare
JD Williams floral kickflare
Forever 21 mid-rise white flares
Forever 21 mid-rise white flares
Forever 21 high rise flares
Forever 21 high rise flares
Asos PU flares
Asos PU flares
Zappos Rock and Roll Cowgirl high-rise flares
Zappos Rock and Roll Cowgirl high-rise flares
Mango flares
Mango flares
Pilcro high-rise flares
Pilcro high-rise flares
Levi’s high waist flares
Levi’s high waist flares
JD Williams floral kickflare
JD Williams floral kickflare
Forever 21 mid-rise white flares
Forever 21 mid-rise white flares
Forever 21 high rise flares
Forever 21 high rise flares
Asos PU flares
Asos PU flares
Zappos Rock and Roll Cowgirl high-rise flares
Zappos Rock and Roll Cowgirl high-rise flares
Mango flares
Mango flares
Pilcro high-rise flares
Pilcro high-rise flares

Shop skinny jeans

Anthropologie high rise faux suede trimmed skinny jeans
Anthropologie high rise faux suede trimmed skinny jeans
JD WIlliams dark indigo high waisted soft skinny jeans
JD WIlliams dark indigo high waisted soft skinny jeans
Zappos Skinny Levi’s
Zappos Skinny Levi’s
JD WIlliams Vintage indigo skinny jeans
JD WIlliams Vintage indigo skinny jeans
Anthropologie high rise faux suede trimmed skinny jeans
Anthropologie high rise faux suede trimmed skinny jeans
JD WIlliams dark indigo high waisted soft skinny jeans
JD WIlliams dark indigo high waisted soft skinny jeans
Zappos Skinny Levi’s
Zappos Skinny Levi’s
JD WIlliams Vintage indigo skinny jeans
JD WIlliams Vintage indigo skinny jeans
Anthropologie high rise faux suede trimmed skinny jeans
Anthropologie high rise faux suede trimmed skinny jeans
JD WIlliams dark indigo high waisted soft skinny jeans
JD WIlliams dark indigo high waisted soft skinny jeans
Zappos Skinny Levi’s
Zappos Skinny Levi’s
JD WIlliams Vintage indigo skinny jeans
JD WIlliams Vintage indigo skinny jeans

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18 Comments

  1. March 3, 2021 / 7:24 am

    Oh how I do love your style of writing! So British! Love it. I have a skinny jeans in my cart right now, my first pair. And what do young people know about what looks good anyway, lol.

    • Suzy
      Author
      March 3, 2021 / 3:39 pm

      You’re too kind, Nancy! Thank you so much!
      And I couldn’t agree more lol
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

  2. mireilleftm
    March 3, 2021 / 4:08 pm

    I miss the link up and will have to get to it this Friday. I love the whole vibe of this outfit: warm and cozy and the mustard sneakers are the perfect addition. Wearing a mustard denim jacket today and like you am on the lookout for colorful tops for spring.
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

    • Suzy
      Author
      March 13, 2021 / 1:35 pm

      Thank you so much, Mireille! It’s quite a retro look, isn’t it? Your mustard denim jacket is fabulous, I think I saw it on Insta!
      Hugs
      Suzy

  3. Annie
    March 4, 2021 / 6:54 am

    Those are really cute. I am old enough that i wore flares the first time around. Hip hugger bell bottoms, to be precise. Loved those jeans. Now i cant be arsed to wear any floppy clothes, or things that get in my way. I love skinny jeans for that reason, and also because BOOTS.

    • Suzy
      Author
      March 13, 2021 / 1:36 pm

      LOL Annie, I know what you mean about floppy clothes! But I am trying to wear more of my wardrobe rather than sticking to the skinny jeans all the time. But I adore them and will never stop wearing them!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Suzy x

  4. March 5, 2021 / 6:05 am

    I’m not giving up my skinny jeans, either. But I do like your flares.

    Whenever I read or heard of a trend coming in or going out, I nearly always believe that the fashion industry is behind it and it’s all a marketing ploy to get the masses to go out and buy new stuff.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • Suzy
      Author
      March 13, 2021 / 1:36 pm

      I think you’re absolutely right, Rena! The fashion industry has a lot to answer for!
      Hugs
      Suzy x

  5. March 5, 2021 / 8:11 am

    I agree! And I will wear whatever style jean that takes my fancy. I love bootcut or flares though. They are my favourite xx

    • Suzy
      Author
      March 13, 2021 / 1:37 pm

      Bootcuts look fabulous on you, Laurie!
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

  6. March 5, 2021 / 11:04 am

    Suzy, this is such a fun post! I am like you with denim…I love my skinny jeans and will continue to wear them just as I will continue to wear my boyfriend jeans and my ripped jeans and my overalls. But flares are having a huge moment, too, and they are ever so flattering on everyone. I just bought a new pair of flares this weekend and the slimming effect is wonderful! I love this outfit and the retro vibe you created with those cool mustard trainers and your cozy cardigan. I am so looking forward to seeing your finished cloffice! The color palette sounds so beautiful.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • Suzy
      Author
      March 13, 2021 / 1:40 pm

      Thank you so much, Shelbee! I love that you mentioned boyfriend jeans, ripped jeans and overalls too. I have boyfriend jeans but they’re a little on the slim side. I could do with looking for some that are a looser fit. I also have two pairs of ripped jeans but I’ve worn them so much that the denim is starting to look horrible! As for overalls, I assume that’s what we call dungarees?? I don’t have any. I had a black pair that would really skinny, but they were a bit tight so I gave them to my teenage neighbour lol!
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

  7. March 7, 2021 / 12:35 am

    “Sod that” is my new favorite expression. I. Love. It. Your cardigan is fabulous!!

    I’m a flare girl to the core. I think it’s because I have big feet or something. LOL But I love leggings and consider them pants – that’s a hill I’m willing to fight on.

    • Suzy
      Author
      March 13, 2021 / 1:41 pm

      LOL I can just imagine you saying ‘Sod that’ in your American accent, Daenel!! I love that!!
      You look so fabulous in flares, by the way.
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

  8. March 7, 2021 / 10:39 am

    Coincidentally pink and green are my favourite colours too (and lilac!). Skinny jeans are “out” again? Yeah right – I think most of us love our skinnies and won’t give them up, as you say, just because someone has decided we should. I used to love flares in the 70s, before your time, but I’ve never taken to them since. The only style of jeans I like, apart from skinnies, is straight leg. Thanks for linking at #WowOnWednesday xx

    • Suzy
      Author
      March 13, 2021 / 1:42 pm

      I’ve always quite liked straight leg jeans too, Gail. I gave away my last pair though because they were a bit low on the waist and were quite uncomfortable. I must look for some new ones!
      Hugs
      Suzy xx

  9. March 11, 2021 / 11:09 pm

    I love this outfit Suzy! The cardigan looks so cosy and pairs beautifully with the flared jeans. Fab mustard trainers too! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

    • Suzy
      Author
      March 13, 2021 / 1:42 pm

      Thanks Emma! It’s a really warm cardigan too, which is a real bonus!
      hugs
      Suzy xx

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