This post was written by Christina of Profresh Style
Trends…oh the trends! What trend am I talking of, you ask? Well, those gorgeous, leg-lengthening flared bell-bottoms. Talk about retro! I’ve been obsessing over them ever since Current/Elliot came out with this gorgeous pair, the Low Bell Jean. Now, so many bloggers are really working this look, with a nod to the 70’s. Girls like Karen of WhereDidUGetThat and Gemma of FADETOBLACK, really nail it on the head.
But how do YOU wear them, you might ask? Well, it’s simple. The silhouette of a flare or bell bottom is most extreme from the knee down. It creates a full silhouette, requiring you to add a tighter or sheer element to your upper half. Great tops to pair this type of jean are tops like Joie Elvia Lace Top, this Cathrine Malandrino V Neck Tiered Blouse with Rosettes, or the Robert Rodriguez Silk Bra Tank. These tops add a sexy look to a very retro yet classic style.
Some of my favorite flared bell-bottoms jeans are the Paige Denim Lou Lou Tulip Jeans, True Religion Carrie Flare Jeans, and these J Brand Lightweight Lovestory Jeans. These shades are great because the shade and fit are consistent with non-trendy elements. Shredding, whiskering and fading are minimal.
Trends are definitely something fun to play with, especially with the amazing decade of the 1970’s.