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Monday, November 20, 2017

That '70s Show: How to Style Florals and Flares in the Fall

Do you guys remember when I won the True Religion #BeSoBold contest back in 2014? Well, part of my prize for winning that contest three years ago was getting a ton of clothing from True Religion. And I mean, a ton. I think by now I've worn pretty much everything that I was gifted (except for a few tops and some pieces that I gave away). But there was one item that I wasn't ready to part with, but wasn't ready to wear either: these denim flares.

If you were to search high and low across the Muse, you'd be hard-pressed to find me wearing a pair of denim flares. These wide leg pants were the closest I ever came to something like that. My main reasons for not wearing them are: A) I really do prefer skinny jeans and B) I'm really quite short. I've never met a pair of flares that I could wear straight off the rack. That just doesn't work for my barely 5'3" frame. But, luckily, I went to a True Religion event many, many months ago where they were offering free tailoring. So I brought in these flares and sent them off to the True Religion tailor. I got them back about a couple days later and they were fit to short girl perfection.

The crazy thing is I've had these flares sitting in my closet ever since. Even after I got them cut to the proper length, I was still unsure about wearing them. I just wasn't sure I could pull them off. I even paired them with a different top, took some photos, but alas, I still wasn't satisfied. It wasn't until I got this ruffle top that I was able to feel the retro '70s vibe (very Meagan Good in Anchorman 2).

Enough about me. What are your Thanksgiving plans this year?

On the Muse: | Target long sleeve ruffle top -- comes in blue stripe as well | True Religion flares | Ellen Tracy sleeveless vest (similar) | Make Me Chic denim embroidered booties (similar) |
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20 comments

  1. these flares are the perfect length and so cute on you. On Thanksgiving I pretty much plan on eating and watching movies all day lol.

    xo
    Pinksole

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  2. Those flared jeans look amazing on you! I wish a jean company would give me several denim pieces. I'm always on a hunt for them!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  3. Love this outfit with the vests! I just bought two sweater vests but haven't worn them yet, this gives me inspiration!

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  4. These flares look so fab on you, Cheryl:) And yeah....I feel your pain with this kind of pants. If it makes you feel any better, you're still taller than me:P

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  5. Flares can actually create an elongating effect if you choose the right pair for your body. Great job styling these Cheryl!

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  6. You wear them well ... and was that in 2014? And it will soon be 4 years since! WOW :)

    ❥ tanvii.com

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  7. This is such an adorable look. Love the colors and all the little pattern details. Perfect for fall! Those shoes are absolutely incredible.

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  8. This is such an adorable look! Loving this post and your styling! :) - themisskouture.com

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  9. I have a 3 pairs of flares that I don't wear too often, everyone once in a while. You look AMAZING in this look, so cool. Has a retro 70s vibe but looks so modern and on trend. Love it!

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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  10. I love the ruffles on that floral embroidered long sleeved top, and I like how you coordinated your accessories with the blouse, including the floral shoes and bag. That blouse looks pretty styled with the Ellen Tracy sleeveless vest and True Religion flared jeans.

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  11. I absolutely love your flares and how you styled it with the ruffled embroidered top! Simple yet chic!

    Vivian x

    www.viviantse.net

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  12. You look stunning, girl! And I totally love your hair!

    xo Corina
    uquetdamour.com/suit-pearl-embellished-combat-boots/

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  13. I totally forgot that you won that contest! I only have a few actual 70s pieces from my mum but have not tried large flares yet. You look great per usual, lovely! Have a great week.

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  14. Loving the 70's vibes! And your flared jeans, they're the perfect length and look great paired with your floral top!

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

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  15. Really loving your outfit. 70's has always been one of my favorite era of clothing because they are so loose and free.

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  16. OMG. I love flares! I have an amazing pair from Frame that I love. They are high-waisted in a light wash. I feel so cool in them! As if you won a True Religion contest! Way to go! Love the little floral booties too!

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  17. Oh! That jeans really look good on you. I always love sky blue jeans.

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  18. This outfit is so cute! I can't get over it! I need those pants!

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  19. Beautiful flares Cheryl but the long open vest is just fabulous !

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  20. This is such a fun outfit, especially the shoes, sooo cute! I love going retro from time to time too, but you just went all the way and perfectly pulled it off dear. Great job!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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