Optimal Play: Fit to Be Flared

Flower children unite! In this week’s Optimal Play, A Good Look’s Emme Bonilla calls all free spirits to make the most of a standard wardrobe standby: flared jeans. Take a look at three completely different ways to groove this look – and get ready to get the most Optimum Play out of your next Goodwill find:

A t-shirt + jeans = my summer uniform

After years of the skinny/toothpick/matchstick/jeggings trend, voluptuous jeans are making a comeback. I for one embrace this change, since the flared fit is more flattering on my body. So you can imagine my excitement when I came upon these SUPER flared 7 for All Mankind jeans for $14.99. I scooped them up swiftly, thinking of all the outfits I can put together with them. Read on for my suggestions on how to rock these rollin’ jeans.

Option #1: The Classic

Nothing beats this outfit for comfort and adaptability.

  • For a super casual vibe, throw on your favorite printed tee and sneaks.
  • For a girly touch, add pretty dangling earrings.
  • For a fancier spin on this combo, add a blazer and swap the sneaks for heeled sandals.
Wear this outfit to a rooftop BBQ or a walk around the Botanical Gardens...

Option #2: Flower Child

Bell-bottoms echo the Summer of Love and the happening 60s.

  • Take a nod from the hippie aesthetic and pair your jeans with a flowy top.
  • To anchor the look, try a fitted vest.
  • To button up the Hair element, keep your own tresses sleek and add modern, bold accessories.
Flashy and flared!

Option #3: Sequin Show Off

Is there anything better than looking glam while feeling comfy? Doubt it.

  • Dress up your jeans with glitzy tops.
  • Wear your hair up to keep the polished look going.
  • For an artistic edge, add a fun printed scarf and mirror the sparkle in your baubles by wearing a statement ring.
  • A sharp-shouldered blazer is the finishing touch for a night on the town.

How do you wear flared jeans? Got any Goodwill finds you need help styling? Share with us your style tips by commenting here, tweeting with us and posting on our Facebook page. Until next time!


3 thoughts on “Optimal Play: Fit to Be Flared

    1. Thanks Rebekah! We’d love to hear about your own Goodwill finds, too, if you have any you’d like to share. Come on n’ post ’em here, on FB (www.fb.com/agoodlook.goodwillnynj) or on Twitter (@GoodwillNyNj). Take care!


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