Flares: they're a stylish step into this season's fave fashion decade, the 70s, but they're a giant leap away from your skinnies, right? Wrong. To werk the wide-ankled trew, the only thing you need to change up is your footwear (chunky 70s sandals look strong). Everything else you're already rocking, from poloneck jumpers to oversized bomber jackets, will be BFFs with them. 

Plus, denim flares amp a day outfit up a notch (just ask Olivia Palermo, pictured right), while printed versions like Kendall Jenner's are an alternative for when you get bored of all those party dresses. FYI, hers are by Free People who are pros at this leg-lengthening style. Time to get in the new flare zone!

Still scared of flares? Here's another way to wear them – with flats (srsly).

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