Swapping skinnies jeans for a flared pair…


Today just felt like the kind of day for a flared jean and some heels. I bought the jeans from Jaeger Boutique in the sale a couple of summers ago. They are high waisted and very supportive – in fact I used not to be able to wear them as they made me feel faint, which wasn’t really very good at all. They are OK now though and having done a long run today, I felt the need for clothing which would hold me upright and which would prevent me from collapsing like a jelly on the floor. They did the trick up until 7.45pm and then I gave up on clothes in favour of my Onesie.

Being of the chilly persuasion, I also wore a Cos chunky roll neck and my Primark fur gilet which is great for the school run and nipping in and out of the car. I find that if my torso is warm, I can cope without wearing sleeves and the lack of fuss and flapping of a longer coat is always welcome!

These red patent Kurt Geiger shoes, which were also a sale purchase a while ago now, made a nice change to boots and their chunky heel works with a flared jean, more so than a thinner, more delicate heel – especially in the day time.

As much as skinny jeans have a big role to play in my life, some days only a flared jean will do and there’s no denying that their shape definitely makes you feel more elegant and elongated. I suspect that over the next few seasons we’re going to see more of them making an appearance so get ready for them….the bootcuts will be back!


  1. Anonymous
    January 15, 2014 / 10:32 pm

    No they won't!!!! Ha ha xx

    • StyleGuile
      January 16, 2014 / 9:07 pm

      I'm prepared to be wrong about this. I'm known to be wrong about many things!!!!

  2. Fashionmumof40
    January 16, 2014 / 8:57 am

    I thought the same yesterday and my J Brand Love story flares came out and I posted about flared jeans also….. totally agree they make my legs look longer and as a shorty that's good!!

    • StyleGuile
      January 16, 2014 / 9:08 pm

      Hi, lovely to hear from you. You're right – anything with leg lengthening properties has to be good!!!

  3. Lou
    January 16, 2014 / 4:28 pm

    I hate skinnies, they don't suit my runners calves & feel suffocating. Bootcuts sound good but a decent straight pair would also be a godsend tbh!

    • StyleGuile
      January 16, 2014 / 9:10 pm

      Hi Lou, haven't you come across any decent straight jeans? There are lots around – Gap, H&M, Boden, Next, COS (I think) and Jigsaw all have, or have had some good ones so they may be worth a look.

  4. Anonymous
    January 17, 2014 / 10:48 pm

    love those pink loafers – are they really ancient?

  5. Fiona
    January 23, 2014 / 6:30 pm

    Lovely blog. Will follow on FacebookFiona

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