• Kristin Buchholz-MacKillop

Pieces of Flare


I don't know about you guys, but I'm getting pretty sick of skinny jeans. I'm sick of the acrobatics involved in trying them on, I'm sick of looking at them coming and going on every single person on the street, and most of all, I am so very sick of constantly hiking them up. Yes, even the so-called "high-waisted" ones. And just to add insult to injury, skinny jeans, like a lot of terrorists, tend to take hostages - their chosen hostage taking the form of your underpants as they are dragged-down with the lycra-assisted gravitational pull of the jeans, revealing your hidden plumber-butt shame. Typical of a dysfunctional relationship, I guess skinny jeans figure that if they're going to literally go down, they're taking whatever they can with them. Eventually you'll start to wonder what's wrong with you that these skinny jeans that aren't even that old are doing this, and you'll start to worry that maybe you got a fat pandemic booty when you weren't looking (because no way it's the beer), then skinny jeans will gaslight you and be all like "See? This is why we can't have nice things..."


Okay, perhaps I'm exaggerating just a tad, but I stand by my complete and utter ennui with the whole skinny jeans thing. Granted, I acknowledge that they are a wardrobe staple, and I don't think I'll ever be able to completely leave them behind, but these days, I'm pretty damn choosy about which ones I'll wear. If they even so much as hint at making a southbound move while they're on my body they're gone. I do not negotiate with terrorists.


So let's talk about my new obsession, my pieces of flare, if you will. Or flare(s) in this case - full-on bell bottoms. Flare-leg trousers are flattering on just about every body type, but are a particularly rewarding choice if you're tall, because it's a lot easier to find super-long inseams with flared jeans. These have a cool, retro vibe about them, and manage to look quite feminine without the trying-too-hard, "sausage casing" effect of skinnies or leggings. This particular pair is from Free People, and I love them. They're super-stretchy without being restrictive (no acts of terrorism here), making it so much easier to express myself. And I do like to express myself.

Free People Just Float On flare jeans / H&M blouse (old), similar / chandalier earrings (old), similar / sterling silver cuff bracelet (old), identical / Hagit Gorali sterling silver and pearl ring (old), similar (same designer)



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