I'm Putting Skinny Jeans on Hold in Favor of This Denim Trend—9 Ways to Try It

Keeping up with the denim styles of the moment can feel like a full-time job. In just the span of a year, we've witnessed the resurgence of a number of classic styles, such as early aughts ultra-low-rise pants and '90s-style loose jeans. It feels like a revolving door of denim at this point, so I want to draw attention to another style that's due for a huge come-up this season. 

Take a look at your Instagram feed or a recent paparazzi photo, and I guarantee you'll spot a pair of flared jeans somewhere in the mix. Brands like Charlotte Knowles and Celine have incorporated the cut into their latest collections, and if Bella Hadid's constant rotation of low-rise flares is any indication, the trend is only going to bubble up bigger from here. Since all things flared jeans have been on my brain, I thought I'd round up all the cool ways the fashion crowd has been styling them—nine specific ways to be exact. Keep scrolling to take a peek at them all.

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@salome.mory

Pumpkin spice everything has entered the chat, and now, this look carries even more relevance to my heart. With a classic teddy coat, easygoing light-wash flares, and dad sneakers, this is how to do casual cool in the dead of fall.

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@sylviemus_

In the end, nothing beats the timeless recipe of a white tank, flared jeans, and heeled mules. From here, throw on a leather moto jacket or a sharp, tailored blazer.

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@shhtephs

A cropped blazer balances out the proportions of a wider leg. Square-toe boots add a defining, modern touch.

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@leiasfez

Another fail-safe combination you'll want to have on speed dial this fall? A cozy chunky cardigan and a pair of loose flare jeans.

A Canadian tuxedo might as well be the dressed-down version of a suit—it's a no-brainer outfit that sets a strong tone. Double denim looks especially on point when it involves a flare cut.

If it's still warm where you are, pairing them with a cropped top and a bucket hat is always a good choice.

Should the hem be too long, you can always consider rolling them up for a creative solution. Wear your flares with stacked boots or flat slides for a '90s-inspired look. 

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@luciacuesta_

When baggy jeans feel too low-key for a more formal get-together, a flared cut with a statement party top strikes the perfect balance.

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@emilisindlev

For an edgier update, go for a looser flared shape in a dark wash. A padded-shoulder tee adds some intentional styling.

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