My husband likes to joke that he wishes time had stopped in the 70’s. All the rock n roll that made him fall in love with music back then, are still his favorites now. I may not have been born yet, but I adore the vibe and raw styles of the 70’s. Flared pants have stood the test of time, and I am proud to be a loyal fan. The best thing about the bombshell bell bottoms I am sharing today, is that they feel like pajama pants. I am all in favor of looking chic AND feeling comfy, if possible. The exaggerated shape of the flair is flattering and helps you appear more decked out than you actually are. A reader reached out after my last flared pant feature, asking if she is too old (in her 40’s) to rock the look. Absolutely not! For a more sophisticated look, pair your bells with a tailored blazer, skinny turtleneck, or feminine blouse. Shorter gals stay away from too big of a flare, which could be overwhelming on a petite frame. Always rock your flares with a heel, the higher the better. I prefer the length to be long enough that my heels or wedges peak out, but not so long that you are tripping over them.
I am sporting the “Barney Bells” in print Palms Springs Stripe Sandy by the designer Show me Your Mumu, one of my favorite sources for killer cool pants. For sizing reference I am wearing a size small, but could have done an XS. I like the comfy fit, but if you are between sizes, I recommend sizing down. I also adore Show me Your Mumu’s Berkeley Bells. In that version I recommend sizing up. I also wear a small in this version, but I’m pretty sure I would not be able to get the XS over my tush. Denim jacket by Ann Taylor, I love the distressed ruffle detail. Stuart Weitzman boots, Urban Outfitters neck scarf, Jenny Bird gold hoops, LPA for Revolve bag. Add some cool shades and lipgloss to seal the deal!
All photos by my girl Olivia Szwarc.
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