Flare pants are the newest (and cutest) fall fashion trend. Here's how to rock them

Pinterest moodboard for this fall: Burnt orange, pumpkin cold brew, cinnamon candles, Gilmore Girls...and flare pants. With the '70s and 2000s back in style, flare pants—whether they be jeans, cargos or even leggings—are *totally* in rn. Because they're so flattering and versatile, flare pants can easily be styled to fit your unique aesthetic. Channeling your inner Rory Gilmore or Max from Stranger Things? We've got all the outfit inspo for you!

Cozy corduroy

Pants, Tillys, $40 | Top, Aerie, $55 | Boots, H&M, $50 | Bag, UO, $55 | Ear muffs, Amazon, $9

What screams "fall" more than the warm and fuzzy texture of corduroy? For a comfortable yet stylish look, pair corduroy flares (in maroon, forest green or brown, of course) with a classic black turtleneck or mock neck. Slip on a pair of leather boots to balance out the textures and pull the outfit all together. Feel free to add extra warmth with a fuzzy pair of ear muffs!

Low-key Y2K low-rise

Jeans, Hollister, $55 | Top, Amazon, $26 | Shoes, Converse, $80 | Bag, Etsy, $63 | Clips, Target, $4

Calling all lovers of Lizzie McGuire (and anything 2000's related)! Low-waisted flare jeans are a staple of Y2K casual fashion, but you can def modernize it for an autumn 'fit of today. We love the look of a buttoned-up cropped cardigan with low-rise jeans, and you can't go wrong with a couple of butterfly clips to keep hair out of your face. Throw your essentials—your diary, books and body spray—into a messenger bag, and you're ready to seize the day (we suggest listening to "Gimme More" by Britney Spears as well!).

Playful patterns

Pants, Tillys, $27 | Sweatshirt, H&M, $25 | Purse, Amazon, $17 | Scrunchie, Amazon, $7 | Shoes, H&M, $70

Feeling a little ~funky~? Patterned flare pants are a perfect statement piece to add to your closet. Balance out the pattern with a casual graphic sweatshirt on top—cropped or full-length depending on your preference. For a more chic look, just add a small solid-colored purse.

Classic autumn uniform

Jeans, Target, $28 | Sweater, A&F, $80 | Clip, Amazon, $10 | Bag, UO, $24 | Shoes, Nike, $110

"I don't have *anything* to wear!" Trust, all you need is the foolproof Fall Outfit Formula: High-waisted jeans + a sweater + a tote bag. For those days when you can't spend more than five minutes on choosing an outfit but you still want to look put-together, simply grab a pair of high-rise flare jeans and your fave sweater. Throw your hair up with a tortoiseshell claw clip, grab your tote and you're ready for all the fall festivities! Pumpkin patch, anyone?

Check out these posts for more fantastic fall inspo:
🍂 Fall outfits inspired by Harry Styles
🍂 Plan the perfect night in: The throwback spooky season marathon you've been waiting for
🍂 5 cardigans and jackets that are perfect for layering

Tag us in your best fall 'fit pics on Instagram @girlslifemag!

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Slider image: @best.dressed


by Jinny Kim | 10/13/2022