5 Best Pairs of Flares for Fall 2021

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1970s-inspired flares are back in full force. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)

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One of the most iconic fashion trends of the 70s is back. That’s right, we’re talking about flared jeans.

Although skinny jeans still hold a special place in our hearts, it looks like flares are back – and here to stay. They’ve made their way into the closets of many celebrities and have been entertained by brands for several seasons now.

When it’s cooler and you want to layer up a bit, consider flared jeans for your everyday looks. As we head into fall, looser style jeans such as flare and mom jeans seem to be the most popular due to the flexibility and functionality they offer – also one of the reasons why flare jeans were so popular back then.

The best part is that you don’t have to break the bank to rock the latest flare jeans trend. Brands such as Levi’s, Nordstrom and more have plenty of affordable options you can shop this fall.

To help you get started with your fall wardrobe, I’ve rounded up 5 pairs of my favorite flared pants, along with the tops to wear them with.

The look: Black flare jeans and buttoned blouse

70'S HIGH WAIST FLARE WOMEN'S JEANS.  Image via Levi's.

70’S HIGH WAIST FLARE WOMEN’S JEANS. Image via Levi’s.

Levi’s latest 70s high waisted flare jeans from their FW21 collection are hands down my favorite considering how soft, comfortable and stylish they are.

When I tried on the pair I fell in love with the fabric and fit. As a short person, I’m always worried about the look of flare jeans, but I was amazed at the fit, quality, and design. The jeans really fit like a glove and are so flattering.

The great thing about Levi’s is that they have plenty of options for sizing and inseams so you can choose the best fit for you, as well as other color options.

The pair of ultra-high-rise flared jeans are slim through the hips and thighs, incredibly soft, affordable and another big plus: the jeans are sustainably made with TENCEL™ fabric.

TO BUY : Levi’s, $128

EMILIE BUTTONED BLOUSE.  Image via Levi's.

EMILIE BUTTONED BLOUSE. Image via Levi’s.

A super soft cotton button down shirt with a frilly collar and oversized sleeves to make a statement while staying stylish.

Another item from Levi’s latest FW21 collection that I love after trying it on is the Emilie Button Down Blouse. A real vintage vibe with an incredibly soft fabric that pairs perfectly with the black flare jeans, and you can wear it tucked in, out or under a sweater if you like.

Once you’ve tried the blouse, you’ll want all the blouses from their latest fall collection.

TO BUY : Levi’s, $98

The look: white flare jeans and a crop top

BDG Lea high-rise flared jeans.  Image via Urban Outfitters.

BDG Lea high-rise flared jeans. Image via Urban Outfitters.

Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? Adopt these flared jeans in crisp white cotton denim with patch pockets and patch pockets that offer a relaxed fit.

TO BUY : Urban Outfitters, $89

Short cardigan

Short cardigan. Image via Nordstrom

Get ready for sweater time. A comfortable yet stylish cropped cardigan that pairs perfectly with high waisted white flare jeans. Lightweight blend that can be worn alone or layered.

TO BUY : Nordstrom, $46

The look: flared blue jeans and a turtleneck

Wrangler Women's Vintage Flared Stretch Jean with Patch Pocket

Wrangler Women’s Vintage Flared Stretch Jeans with Patch Pocket. Picture via Amazon.

You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of jeans. A timeless style that’s flexible, flattering and will go well with any top, it’s your choice.

TO BUY : Amazon, $131

Ribbed Turtleneck Top

Ribbed turtleneck top. Image via Nordstrom.

A simple black turtleneck is a staple in your wardrobe this fall. A combination of two classics is always a good choice. Keep it simple and wear the timeless blue flare jeans with this ribbed turtleneck.

TO BUY : Nordstrom, $19

The look: crop flare jeans and a hoodie

Levi's Women's Plus Size High Waisted A-line

Levi’s women’s plus size high waisted flare fit. Picture via Amazon.

A fashionable plus size flare that is sure to make you look and feel great. If you don’t like your jeans sticking out past your ankle, a crop is a great choice for you.

TO BUY : Amazon, $90

Women's Organic Cotton Balloon Sleeve Hoodie

Organic cotton balloon sleeve hoodie for women. Image via Nordstrom.

Pair the casual cropped flare jeans with a comfy balloon sleeve fleece hoodie that’s perfect for any fall day.

TO BUY : Nordstrom, $39

The look: flared denim shorts and a balloon-sleeved top

Pinel Marble Jean Shorts

Pinel Marble Jean Shorts. Image via Nordstrom.

Don’t worry if you miss summer clothes. You can still make a statement and rock a pair of flare denim shorts this fall. Five-pocket style bottom so you can carry your essentials.

TO BUY : Nordstrom, $630

Plaid printed top with balloon sleeves

Checked print top with balloon sleeves. Image via Nordstrom.

A versatile woven top with trendy puff sleeves that you can pair with shorts and long boots for a semi-formal look.

TO BUY : Nordstrom, $85

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