Before I started writing Eat, Sleep, Denim, I wasn’t very into flare jeans. I didn’t understand their power, and I associated them with the elephant bell-bottoms of the 1970s and the terrible boot-cut jeans I wore in middle school. The chic middle ground was lost on me. Then last winter I met the MiH ‘Marrakesh’ velvet kick flare, and things changed. The slim leg, the flattering bell, the soft fabric – I was a woman converted.
My love for flares and MiH jeans seem to go hand-in-hand now, which is why I was so excited to test-drive the latest Marrakesh from their fall collection, in twill. For this week’s weekend inspiration I decided to put together a look with one of my favorite 2012 denim trends, monochromatic.
I styled the navy flares with a classic navy pea coat, a navy beanie and nautical stripes. The look is a sort of masculine, “french navy” thing, so to add a bit of femininity I tried out a darker red lip.
Do you like monochromatic looks in the winter? I’m trying my best to avoid wearing black from head to to everyday!
[Photos by Amanda Boyce]