How to Style Flare and Wide Leg Jeans in 2019

a woman standing outside against a wall wearing wide leg flare jeans and a large orange jacket

Move over skinny jeans, your reign is officially over! Flare and wide leg jeans are making a huge comeback in 2019 and it’s not hard to see why; they elongate the legs, are totally comfortable, and give a retro 70’s vibe that’s in style right now. If you’re feeling uneasy about ditching your beloved pair of skinny jeans, don’t worry – we’ll help you transition. Here are a few tips on how to style flare and wide leg jeans for the new year.

Find the Perfect Fit

Your wide legged jeans should complement, not overwhelm you. It’s important with flare jeans that they have the right inseam for your body. If your jeans’ wide hemline is dragging on the floor when you walk, they will look messy instead of being a bold fashion statement. Choose flare jeans that hit your shoes just right so that they don’t hide them when you walk. With wide leg jeans, buy a fit that’s not too baggy so that they accentuate your legs, not make them look huge. High-waisted jeans such as this Tractr pair are perfect because they add length to your legs and cinch your waist, making sure that you don’t look as wide as your pants do!

Structure on Top

A golden rule of fashion is to balance the fits of your outfit. If your bottom is baggy or wide, then your top should be slim-fitted. It’s very difficult to pull off an all-around wide fit without it looking sloppy. Therefore, since your jeans are already wide, wear a top that balances it out rather than adds to it. A structured jean jacket, such as our denim jacket, will slim your outfit down quite nicely.  If you are wearing a flowy top, tuck it in so that it doesn’t continue the wideness of your pants into your upper half. The key here is simplicity – your jeans should be the main focus, and anything that distracts from them will make your outfit look slapdashed instead of coordinated.

Shoe Choice is Key

Since flare and wide leg jeans widen at the bottom, they’re basically a giant arrow pointing to your shoes. Therefore, you want to make sure that your shoes flow well with your jeans. The key is to play up your shoe height to match your bold pants. Clunky loafers and cross trainers are generally considered taboo to wear with wide jeans because they disrupt the silhouette, thereby adding bulkiness and making your bottom half look disheveled. Instead, boots, wedges, and heels are recommended since their height leads into your jeans, as well as adds additional structure to your outfit. If you want to wear flats, sneakers, or sandals, make sure they’re simple with no embellishments – your pants are the star of the show after all!

Shop Wide Leg Jeans at Tractr

With these few basic tips, you’ll be on your way to pulling off the flare jean trend flawlessly. If you’re looking for more inspiration, shop online at Tractr Jeans. Our high-quality jeans are always ahead of the trends and are the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. We have the perfect clothes for any occasion, whether you would like to dress your denim up or down! Shop Tractr online now to begin your style transformation!