Casual, Daytime Look, Spring/Summer

Flared Up

Ready your ankles because there’s about ta be a whole lotta room in the region below your calf and above your foot. That’s right, wide-leg, flared, and trouser jeans are staking a claim for legitimacy this season. The ol’ skinny jean + heel look is a trusty standby but now the fashion gods are asking us to branch out – way out.

A few years ago the bell bottom sweep through a spring season, but the effect was short lived – much like the spring-like loveliness I experienced on Tuesday, but now it’s Friday and snowing even as I type. Suffice to say, SNOW is becoming a four letter word. While cold precipitation is out, roomier denim is most definitely in. So pull out your trusty bells (like I did) or get thee to an Intermix to pick up the latest cut. I like my flair denim to act as polished alternative to actual trousers, but the styling potential is limitless. Take it the opposite direction and hem these suckers to be worn only with Rainbow flip flops and a crop top – I hear that music festival calling..

I call the following look St. Patrick’s Day meets Menswear meets Janis Joplin – that’s a thing, right?

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All photos taken by the talented Julia Hembree – she’s doing big things in the NYC photo world!

Love you all way  more than snow,

Haley Hoover, SMP Stylist – New York

Wearing: Blazer – H&M (old, similar), Top – Rag&Bone (sold out, similar), Jeans – JBrand, Shoes – Nine West (old, LOVE THESE), Hat – Nordstrom Rack (similar, cooler option), Rings – Topshop, Necklace – Vintage, Sunnies – Borrowed from Propmaster Julia Hembree (similar here), Bag – Zina Eva, Earrings: Gifted!

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