5 Flares for your spring wardrobe

Move over skinny jeans

Written by Liv Grady

March 2, 2021


Flares are the new go-to trouser style for any occasion, whether you are opting for flared jeans, leggings or trousers, there’s a pair for every event in your social calendar.

In case you hadn’t heard, 80s are making a comeback. We have seen the 90s revival, but now it is time to welcome flares back into your wardrobe. As social plans are starting to develop in your calendar, we thought it would be the perfect time to round up the 5 flares you need for Spring. Whether you are bottomless brunching, taking a walk in the park or planning your grand entrance to the club on June 21st, we’ve got you covered.

With all the skinny jean slander we have been seeing across TikTok and Instagram, many people have been left confused about how to create a dressy look for their ‘jeans and a nice top’ vibe or their pub garden outfits, well luckily flares are here to save the day. Choose from loads of different styles, flares with cut out detail bold colours and a whole range of fabrics. Simply put, flares are versatile, comfortable and cool.

The basic black flares

These are a staple essential that you can use to replace your skinny jeans. Team them with a tee, a crop top, a shacket, whatever you want. Made from stretchy ribbed jersey they are perfect for wearing all day at work or just chilling at home. These are your new staples.

rib flares

The faux leather flare

Now if you are looking for a pair of trousers for your bottomless brunch, the faux leather flares are the perfect solution. Team with a crop top, blazer and pair of barely there sandals.

faux leather flares

The animal print flare

Don’t know about you, but animal print flares seem to be ALL over our insta feeds and we aren’t complaining. If you struggle to style animal print, just team them with a black crop top and a statement leather jacket.

the animal print flare

The statement flare

When it comes to choosing an outfit, go big or go home right? Otherwise what’s the point. These cool-girl flares are a festival staple, or work casually with a crop top and a black blazer. Just add a 90s mini bag and a chunky boot.

statement flares

Shop the edit

Shop all the flares from the edit, or head to Missguided to see the full collection online now. It’s time to start adding to your bag in time for lockdown lifting.

Are flares back in fashion?

Yes, in a big way. Flares have been incorporated into our loungewear trends over the last year, but with the end of lockdown in sight, you can expect to see them styled in all sorts of different ways. From casual to dressy, flares are the new skinny jeans.

Will flares suit me?

Although flares feel like they should be reserved for the off-duty models of the world, they are actually a super flattering style on everyone. They hug you at the bum and skim your legs, often lengthening them. If you aren’t super confident about your middle, just team them with a baggy tee tucked in and an oversized grandad blazer.

What shoes to wear with flares?

The simple answer is that most shoes go with a pair of flares! Team casual jersey flares with a pair of white chunky trainers or combat boots. If you wanna wear heels, opt for a pair of split hem flares or by some from the tall range so that they don’t flap about your ankles.

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