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WE LOVE: Dressing with Flare

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If Spring 15 had an anthem, none would be more fitting than Skyhooks 1974 hit, ‘Living in the 70’s’. Spanning multiple runways and continents, we saw designers and fashion editors alike sporting all things 70’s inspired.

With this revival in full swing it’s only fitting that the era’s most iconic style, the flare jean, is making a very welcomed comeback.

With this comeback its important to note there is a very fine line between chic and looking like an extra from ‘That 70’s Show’.  This time round the flare is best paired back with clean tailoring and basics, neutral knits and structured blazers. Length is also key in keeping this look current; the jean should hit the top of your toe, almost skimming the floor to keep your legs looking long and your silhouette sharp.

How to dress with Flare:

Avoid dressing in head-to-toe ‘70’s fancy dress’ pair flares back with modern basics
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Pair back with neutral tones and knits

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Add a leather biker to give the look edge

 

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Keep jackets tailored and clean cut

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Wear with a casual button down for effortless chic

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Add headwear, hats and beanies, to create balance

 

About the author;

Lauren JonesA senior womenswear buyer, lecturer and key note speaker. Lauren Jones has over 10 years buying experience, working across department store, David Jones and youth sector retailers General Pants co. and Glue Store. Specialising in women’s denim and fashion, Lauren has forged a successful career, consistently driving strong sales and margin result in a rapidly evolving landscape. Drawing on this experience, Lauren created Style Retailer, a fashion consultation business designed to help major retailers and independents alike drive competitive advantage and growth through solid buying practices.
Lauren also uses her vast experience to lecture at Sydney’s FBI Fashion College, teaching both Fashion Buying and Advanced Fashion Buying courses. Lauren is also a regular speaker at the Fashion Exposed seminars in Melbourne and Sydney and a regular contributor to leading fashion publications.

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