Flares are big this Fall season and not just in the usual denim either. Trendy options like corduroy, velvet and jersey are popular right now and there’s multiple ways you can wear them in various colours. I’ve put together 4 different styling options for a brown corduroy, indigo blue, black and light blue pair of flares, so there’s something for everyone. Featuring two smarter options and two casual looks, you can’t go wrong with these and they all scream Fall to me!
Brown Corduroy Flares
The look above is one of my favourites! I chose to use the Paige High Rise Bell Canyon Jeans in Corduroy as the base of the look and then opted for a cropped cream sweater, some beige ankle boots, a tan belt, a fringed tan bag and some aviators to finish it off. This is a look to me that has a Rosie Huntington-Whiteley vibe about it and gives off a Bobo feel. It’s definitely something I would wear and it’s perfect for the cooler months as it’s nice and cosy, with a warm palette.
I find corduroy to be a very underrated textile. I do find it to be a seasonless one even though it is mostly associated with the Autumn months. ACNE came out with some great ones for men that are slim and in many colors to choose from. I decided to go for the classic Ace Skinny in Camel for this look here. It is a versatile shade whether you choose to dress them up or wear in a casual smart way like here.
I paired the pants with a sweater by Margaret Howell as I have always been a fan of the way cords look with simple sweaters. To add slight edge, I went for a pair of Saint Laurent boots. The contrast between the velvet texture of the cords against the boots gives off something that feels smart when in combination with the Saint Laurent coat. Then to finish it off, a hat by Brixton because wide brim hats just add a cool to a look that is on a level of its own.
What are your thoughts on corduroy? How many of you men are thinking about giving them a try again?
Since temperatures are still pretty warm, I wanted to style my weekend going out look as a look that could be worn now but easily transition to cooler temps. I chose these Victoria Beckham Flares because seeing the clean lines and silhouettes in her SS 2016 collection has made excited about her denim collection as well! I paired them with this knit sleeveless turtleneck sweater from 3.1 Phillip Lim, since it works great now or under a blazer later. For shoes, I chose these Aquazzura booties in cognac since it is a great piece for fall. For accessories, I chose this bold red Alexander Wang bag and kept the rest of the accessories minimal but finished the look with this vampy, bold lipstick from Givenchy.
As fashion week is now upon us and Fall is knocking on our door, I wanted to do a look that was glam and perfect for the runway shows coming up. I chose to use the Topshop button front denim skirt as the base for this look as I think it’s so easy to style and affordable. I paired it with a cropped white shirt and then layered on this Topshop cape to glam it up. This look almost has a mix of New York and Parisian chic since I added in the knee high boots from Ralph Lauren.
Getting to the accessories, as the outfit is very retro, I wanted to add a little flare so I chose this Rebecca Minkoff fringe bag to give it that appearance. For the jewellery, I kept it simple with this elegant gold bracelet and these burgundy earrings as I didn’t want anything too over the top. Finally, just like so many do during fashion week, you need some sunglasses to finish it off. I opted for these Marc Jacobs sunglasses as I love the 70’s vibe the frames have. Do you like it?