With the recent influences of the groovy 1970s on the world of fashion, it’s no surprise that jeans are gradually becoming wider, and the bellbottom trend is slowly creeping into the street style world. Most recently, Olivia Culpo was spotted wearing a pair of flared, indigo wash jeans which perfectly showcased her long and shapely legs. The 25-year-old model and former Miss Universe winner may be a child of the 1990s, but she managed to perfectly pull off this look inspired by the decade of disco.
The trick to sporting bellbottom jeans is to keep the rest of your ensemble casual and chic, and to leave most of the focus on your statement denim. After all, the year on the calendar is 2018, not 1978! Culpo paired her jeans with a white, three-quarter-sleeved peasant blouse which brought a simple, bohemian feel to her outfit of the day. Meanwhile, her oversized brown leather envelope purse matched with her pointed toe heels.
To get the look for yourself this spring, turn to solids and a pair of heels for an elongating, streamlined effect. Keep your accessories minimal, and look for a pair of jeans with a solid dark wash and the correct inseam for your height. Meanwhile, a tucked-in blouse can help to define your waistline, to offset the look of flowing bottoms and to create femininity. Overall, flared denim is certainly a look to try this spring, particularly if you want to embrace looser silhouettes and give your skinnies a much-needed break.
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