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This fall when you have the right shoes to go with your flare jean outfits I can’t promise you won’t have 99 problems, but you will have a fabulous flare jean outfit for each one. Follow this simple guide to master what to wear with your flare jeans this fall. This post will help you find flares that fit and flatter your body type and some stylist tips for making foolproof fall outfits with them.


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The Most Flattering Jeans For All Body Types

The fastest way to find the most flattering jeans for your body type is to take my free Jean Quiz. All you need to get started is a soft tape measure or some long string and a ruler. Did you know that flare jeans are the most universally flattering jean style for all body types? Flare jeans vary in leg shape and length but are all a little wider at the hem or opening. Most flares range from a classic 16-19″ bootcut opening to a wide 20-25″ flare.

4 Flare Jean Fit Tips

  1. If your hips and butt are more straight than curvy, a natural rise closer to your bellow button will help give you the illusion of a smaller waist and curvier shape. A wider opening at the bottom of the bell will also help exaggerate your curves.
  2. If you have skinny calves be mindful of the width at the opening or bottom of the bell. Smaller legs look more balanced with a smaller opening.
  3. If your legs are large or you have big calf muscles a full-length bootcut or wide-leg flare jean won’t draw attention to your “cankles”.
  4. If you’re curvy on the bottom and have bigger hips and thighs a lower rise, below your natural waist, can help minimize your curves. A lower waist or rise creates less distance in width from your hips to your “perceived” waist in comparison to your hips and natural waist, which is usually smaller. Wider flares usually come with a higher rise which helps elongate the leg and balance a wider opening. Find the most flattering fit by knowing your rise measurement. Most women look best in wide-leg flare jeans that sit at their belly button or 1-2 fingers below.

Love of Flares

2 of the 9 pieces on my First Look At Fall Capsule Wardrobe Checklist are flare jeans. Here are my favorite all-around styles from your favorite name brands.

Paige Laurel Canyon

Mother Weekender

AG Farrah

Mother Roller

Joe’s Mia

Fidelity Katie


Once you have the right shoes for all your full-length flares making outfits is easy. Here are some guidelines and outfit ideas to get you going. If you love boots and jeans, flare jeans and boots work best together. Even a narrow 16″ bootcut opening easily allows enough room for a boot, while sometimes a straight leg or skinny jean will fight with them.

A Guide For Which Shoes Go With Which Jeans

  1. Hem the flare jeans you want to wear with all your shoes to your ideal inseam.

2. The wider the opening at the hem the better and more balanced your flare jeans will look with a bigger heel.

3. If you want to wear cropped flares in the fall with boots then pick a pair that’s fitted to your foot. If your boots aren’t below the ankle then choose a style that has a shaft that tucks up and under your jeans instead of fights with it.

Most of these options come in more than one color.

4. Flat or lug sole boots without a heel look frumpy with flares, but low heels like these work well with a narrow flare.

Flare Jean Outfit Inspo

Here are two flare jean outfits, but there are 16 flare jean outfit ideas in my First Look a Fall Lookbook.



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