Monday, February 7, 2011

Flare for the Dramatic

Aren't we all dreaming of spring right now? One more dreary, rainy or snowy day, and I'm booking a trip to an exotic locale. I swear I'll do it . . . I'm on the edge. What soothes me during these times? Looking at spring clothes of course. Specifically, the new spring trends.

So, what should pop in my inbox today but an email from Shopbop, a site I love to peruse but rarely purchase from. I'm just not a huge online clothing shopper. The trend of the day? Flared pants.
I actually have a pair of pants very similar to these. Love this look. Sorry, I had to add captions.

Cute sailor pants and that chevron sweater is pretty cool.

However, the next pair is a bit much for me . . .
Could you honestly walk in these pants? It seems there about two extra yards of fabric that don't need to be there. They're pants not drapery.

And, of course, who should do the flared jean look better than tastemaker Olivia Palermo?
She doesn't need a caption. This girl would look great in a potato sack. Maybe that will be the next trend.

So, will you be wearing flared pants this spring?

Don't forget to enter my CSN giveaway!

Sources: Shopbop, Shelter


Raina Cox said...

Have two pairs packed for this week's trip to NYC. Skinny jeans were named such for a reason, and I am not one they flatter.

Kathysue said...

Love flared pants, they are flattering on most people un-like the skinny jeans!! Kathysue

Kim said...

Love shopbop, but like you rarely order anything from there. I do love a flared pant. Not like those drapes, but a reasonable flare. I think I did just buy a pr of flare jeans. Could it be b/c the label described them as "You are effortlessly chic as you hunt through flea markets" or something to that effect. Of course, I was marketed into believing that would be me if I bought them. ;)

Will you hunt through flea markets with me so I can wear my new jeans?

Anonymous said...

Does this mean I can pull out the trouser jeans that I wore two years ago and feel reasonably back in style again? :)

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

Your first photo caption cracked me up!

Oh...I love Olivia's outfit!

quintessence said...

Love the flares and the captions!

bluehydrangea said...

totally love this look!!! I kept wearing my flared pants right through the skinny jeans phase, thank goodness they are back in style!

SHERRY HART said... I have to go back to the Goodwill and buy all of mine back???? I only like skinny with boots...a little flare is so much more flattering!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Yes, I love the flared pants and jeans. Those sailor pants are super cute!

designchic said...

I love them...very figure flattering!!

Gretchen O. said...

I Am so happy the flair is back! Not a huge fan of the skinny jean.