What can I say? I am a sucker for a good pair of flares. I was in Madewell a couple weeks ago just browsing when I spotted these as I was checking out (I ended up buying a paint splattered pair of jeans – the jeans obsession is real and troublesome). I avoided the urge to buy them on the spot, instead using the “if it’s meant to be” philosophy where if I still want them in 3 to 5 days, I’ll think about getting them.
Well I was back in Madewell a week or so later and only one pair was left… and they were my size. So see, it WAS meant to be. The right length, the perfect weight and a wear it all year wash convinced me even more. Well that and the fact that they were on sale.
Here’s my only rub with flares though. In the summer, I’m kind of in a conundrum on what shoes to pair with them. I know the obvious choice is platform/wedge sandals BUT I’m not a huge fan of seeing your toes peeking out. Is that weird or just oddly particular? I clearly got over it with this outfit but I tend to want to wear them with boots all year long. Or try to hem them so I can wear them with flats (which is a clear no-no cause you don’t want to ruin the flare shape). Anyways, I’ll just have to get over it so I can channel my inner Stevie Nicks all summer.
Oh and this pair also come in white. Yeah, I may need those. Cause, you know, flares.