The fastest way to update your entire wardrobe is to update your jeans. Right now ’70s styles are on-trend. Wide-leg and flare jean silhouettes from the ’70s are back. A combination of long and cropped styles will help you create outfits that don’t all look the same. Here are my shopping suggestions and fit tips.
Jean Shopping Online
You can get the best flare jean style for your body, without even trying them on. You just need a tape measure. If you’re not sure about your measurements watch this short video I made for you.
Measure so you know that you will have enough length in your torso to avoid that awkward zipper bunch one can get on high-rise jeans that are trending this summer. If you’re curvy or smaller in the waist compared to your butt and hips try sizing down in a higher-waisted style.
Now that you know your numbers, you can shop for the most flattering pair of flare jeans to wear this summer and into fall and winter with the right boots. There are many flattering new styles from our favorite premium denim brands on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale including 3 of my favorite styles.
Full-Length Flare Jeans
The Seven “Dojo” are the longest and come with a 36″ inseam but only a 9.5″ rise. The Frame ” Le High Waist Flare” sits at a popular rise of 10.5″ and 34″ inseam. She comes in lots of washes too. Mother’s “Skimp” with an 11″ rise and 32″ inseam is super popular. If you need flare jeans for short legs that are the same shape and smaller proportion try the “Fray”. It has a shorter 9.5″ inseam and narrower opening at 16″ verses 20-22″.
Full-Length White Flare Jeans
The “Laurel Canyon” from Paige is a great choice. It comes with a 10.5″ rise and 32″ raw-edge inseam so you can easily hem them yourself. If you need a longer length go with these from Frame. They are 35.5″ long and also come in an off-white color called chalk that’s amazing. Good American has my plus-size friends covered in these jeans sizes 8-22.
Cropped Flare Jeans
My two personal favorite crop styles I have in multiple washes. First is the Mother “Insider Crop” in this light wash and raw step hem with a 26″ inseam so they actually look cropped on my short legs. The Mother “Insider” is just an inch longer. If you have long legs try the “Claudine” from Paige. It stops at 28″.
The Claudine and Insider in soft black are both on the #NSale this year!
If you like the look of dressier dark denim jeans, especially when you travel, try Frame’s “le Mini Boot”.
All the best crop flare styles come in a fresh bright white for summer. The “Insider” and “le Crop Mini boot” even come in off-white! If you have long legs Madewell makes a crop flare with a 29″ inseam.
Wide Leg Jeans
Nordstrom just restocked my favorite Mother “Tomcat Roller”. They have more washes and sizes available at Free People too. At 5’4″ the “Tomcat Roller” with a 31″ inseam works great on me with a heel or I can fuge with flats. I’m pretty long through my torso, but the 11.5″ rise is about as high as I’ll go. The higher rise is great this summer because it allows us to wear some of the trending cropped tops that are such a fun play on proportion.
Full-Length Wide Leg Fare Jeans
Whether these jeans are cropped or to the ground wide-leg jeans that fall away from the knee and have an opening of 20+” at the hem are on trend too! That’s why both styles are part of my summer capsule wardrobe. A popular all-around long wide-leg jean style is the “Jo BB” from 7 For all Mankind. If you like that wide opening but need something longer try the Frame “La Palazzo”, or if you want a higher waisted style Citazen’s “Paloma” has a 12″ rise.
Cropped Wide-Leg Jeans
With the right shoes, cropped wide-leg jeans can be one of the most flattering denim styles. They are part of my Ageless Spring Capsule Wardrobe and I’m adding them to my summer capsule as well. Get more outfit ideas including what shoes to wear with wide-leg jeans HERE.
What Shoes to Wear with Flare Jeans
Now that you have your new jeans added to your cart make sure you have the right shoes to make them into outfits.
This summer I’m suggesting clogs to go along with that 70s vibe. I’ve tried all these on and they aren’t clunky and super comfy.
Not to be confused with wedges. Platforms are much cooler. They have that extra few inches in front that make the super high heels more bearable and not so serious.
The weight of a bulkier heel helps balance the volume of a wider hemline while keeping your silhouette slim.