Flares are taking over

Flares are taking over

As we are all aware trouser trends tend to stick around a little longer than others. Look at the skinny jean, which has been influencing the fashion scene for over a decade and a half now. However, all of that has now changed, as the autumn/winter 2019 runways were dominated by wide-legged silhouettes, particularly flares.

If there is one trend that I hope never dies out when it comes to trousers/ jeans, it’s this one. For the last, I would say 3 years people were speculation when this trend would come back into fashion and the moment has finally arrived – flares are taking over! I kid you not, making flares mainstream again was one of the best decisions the fashion industry ever made. Flares look good on ANYONE and EVERYONE. First of all, they make your ass look peachy af, second of all they make you look like you have supermodel legs and lastly with the correct top they give the illusion of an hourglass figure. What’s not to love about these? I think with the comeback of these as well as mom jeans still dominating, we can officially say that the skinny jean is officially DEAD! When was the last time you wore skinny jeans because personally I don’t remember?? Literally ever since I did my blog post on how the skinny jean is dead back in 2017 I have only bought one pair.

The key to rocking flares in this 2020 is to give them a modern twist: I am talking Self-tie silk blouses, button-up cardigans, dramatic sleeve shirts/ blouses, anything sheer, flatforms, and really good tailoring in order to keep the look contemporary, for example; split hems are the hype rn and offer a brand-new take on a classic leg shape.

Here are my fave flares atm;

Net- A- Porter

AMIRI Distressed stretch-denim high-rise flared jeansThe Line By K Daisy ribbed-knit flared pantsGucci Floral brocade flared pants

Safiyaa Halluana stretch-crepe flared pantsVictoria, Victoria Beckham High-rise flared jeansSafiyaa Halluana stretch-crepe flared pants

Altuzarra Ned cotton-blend twill flared pantsBalmain Houndstooth stretch-knit flared pantsVersace Cady bootcut pants

Farfetch

Image 3 of Gucci flared trousersImage 2 of Alexander McQueen flared trousersImage 3 of Stella McCartney flared jeans

Image 3 of J Brand flared jeansImage 2 of Dsquared2 patchwork flaresImage 3 of Plein Sud flared trousers

BROWNS

TOPSHOP

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PLT

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Mocha Kick Flare Split Hem Detail Trousers image 1Pink Peach Skin Pocket Flared Trousers image 1

 

 

 

Leather; trend of the year?

Leather; trend of the year?

I can’t lie to you guys, I honestly think that I’m psychic. I kid you not I started buying in on this trend in late 2018 when I still worked in Topshop, the leather pants in that store sold out within a week, I originally thought it would be a trend to dominate 2019 but it seems to be more popular this year! I am so obsessed I am with leather at the moment. Everything leather I need in my life; shirts, jackets, trousers and dresses (of course all faux leather before you all get on to me). Every-time I go out I literally have to restrain myself from buying another leather item.

Leather has been shown on the runway for two consecutive years at fashion month, last year for the fall 19 shows we saw designers add their own twist by presenting us with colourful leather as it was predicted that leather would replace our beloved faux coats/jackets and wow was that prediction was 100% correct! For me leather is known as a staple item, everyone from when they were a child has owned a leather biker jacket? Am I right or am I right? So in retrospect leather is nothing new to the fashion scene, I mean it was pretty prominent in the 80s/90s so in a way it makes sense that the next big trend during this nostalgic era of fashion would be leather. It’s only right, I mean we’ve been through denim, mom/dad jeans, shoulder bags, halter necks so of course you need at least one leather item to complete your 90s wardrobe. The only difference between leather now and how it was in the 80s/90s I’d say is the fact that a lot more people probably wear faux leather due to the growth in consciousness among the public on how clothes within the fashion industry are made and social media. Another difference is the fact that that era was dominated by leather trousers and long leather jackets, however, now we’re seeing leather mini skirts, leather dresses, cropped leather jackets and colourful leather etc. Additionally, we can now consider leather a more versatile fabric, which before was not the case; leather trousers were known to be too biker, leather dresses gave dominatrix vibes – leather was always associated with sexiness or toughness until now. 2019 and 2020 leather became FASHIONABLE in all forms!

If you don’t own anything leather, then I hate to break it to you but you’re doing life all wrong honey because leather is where it’s at this year! Here are some of my favourite leather items rn;

Leather Trousers

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Black Faux Leather Buckle Strap Detail Trouser image 2Shape Black PU Split Hem Trouser image 2Taupe Faux Leather Snake Print Slim Leg Trousers image 2

Cardamone croc-embossed leather trousers - BlackJane slim-fit flared leather trousers - BlkSlim-fit metallic leather trousers - GOLD

Leather Skirts

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Leather Shirts

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Multi Snake Faux Leather Bandeau Corset Top image 1Shape Black PU Embossed Curve Hem Crop Top image 1Petite Leopard Print PU Corset Top image 1

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