Goodbye, Skinnies—Hello, Flares: 30 Pairs I'm Shopping as We Speak


Every year when fall rolls around, a switch unconsciously flips in my head, transferring my every waking thought from dresses, miniskirts, and shorts to trousers—period. From September until April, if I'm not wearing jeans, you can bet big money that I'm in some sort of trousers, be it a wide-leg style or a more fitted one. This season, though, my options are looking a little less broad and a lot more focused on one particular style of pants: flares.

After years of searching for the perfect slacks for work, play, and everything in between, I've at last settled on flares as the style to beat. Whether they're paired with an oversize knit, a tailored blazer, or a simple tee, the retro silhouette always looks elevated, easy, and chic, three things I strive to achieve with every outfit I put together. And since I can't possibly be the only one whose goal when getting dressed involves looking and feeling good, I went ahead and made a list of fall flares that will achieve just that. Keep scrolling to shop the best pairs on the market this season.

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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.