It’s common knowledge that everything in fashion is cyclical. All trends come back around eventually, whether we like it or not.
We’ve been living in a skinny jean world for the past 10 years! The straight leg cut has tried in vain to make a comeback. No one seems to want to wear anything else than slims.
We’re unsure why people have been so reluctant to give up the skinny, is it because they just like it? Feel comfortable in it? Or because they somehow think a wider pant leg will make them look bigger? Who knows!
Thankfully, it looks like the wind is finally about to change. Designers have been trying to widen things up for a few years now, but for 2016, we’re seeing not only a wider leg cut but full on FLARES! They’re popping up everywhere, from Alexander Wang to Michael Kors and Giambattista Valli, even in Gucci‘s menswear show! They’re inescapable!
Are flares the trend that could finally dethrone the skinny jean? We’re a little skeptical, mostly because we’ve always had a hard time finding footwear to wear with flared pants, but nevertheless we’re excited.
It’s a new day, a new dawn. Let your flared flag fly!
Will you dare? Do you still have some flared jeans hiding in your closet somewhere?