Let's be honest, flares aren't the easiest piece of
clothing to wear and something that has personally taken me a long time to
understand how to wear 'properly'. When flared trousers first started being a
big thing back when Ellery released it's iconic capsule flare capsule, I
remember trying it out after seeing it all over the magazines. As soon as I
bought my first pair online on a late night whim, I immediately regretted
the decision but still tried very hard to make it work because
well, money is money and why waste $10 on return shipping when there was the
possibility of a very cool and oh so chic outfit?
Probably due to the fact that my first pair of
flared pants was made out of an unforgiving stretch denim, I jumped to the
conclusion that flares could only be pulled off by tall, leggy models. Hanging
it up at the back of my wardrobe, those pants only made an appearance on a rare
occasion underneath too-short dresses or a long shirt where the upper region of
the pants was completely hidden. Pants under dresses, fashun? Totally. Practical
for everyday? Not really.
A year or two later, and somewhat more informed
about outfit choices and the whole concept of dressing to enhance your body or
whatever, I came across this pair from Lulus and
hoped that the higher front hemline and minimal stretch fabric would work and
HOORAH, here we have a new wardrobe staple. An abundance of black trousers is
an accurate description of my wardrobe but hey, you can never have
too many black trousers or anything.