Not Just Your Average Flares

by Roki Prunali

As a hardcore denim addict, it is very seldom that I venture out of my comfort zone into the land of a traditional “trouser”. If I am feeling a little spicy, you may occasionally catch me in a printed pant, but on real inspection they are almost invariably printed jeans. Having started my career in the denim industry and being married to Mr. Denim Man, it is an excruciating task to slip on anything that is not indigo. So when I do decide to take the leap outside my denim bubble, you’d better believe I stand by more is more. Leave the simple looks for the denim.

Lo and behold, after seeing the amazing more-is-more attitude on the streets of NYFW, I raced out to my favorite spots for some retail therapy. Embodying the persona of the city itself, high-energy and risk-taking street style exploded on the streets of New York. Observing from afar, I scrolled through our favorite street style photographers on Instagram for some inspo, only to be stopped in my tracks by our one and only head honcho Tamu and her Rosie Assoulin marble psychedelic trousers, which left me lusting for a closet spruce up in the form of some playful flares.

Even though I have already spent all my shopping money this month – it was my birthday, which meant I had to buy myself presents (yes, multiple) and I’m ecstatic for all the full autumn/winter collections trickling in – I can still always reason myself into an investment piece. Pining for a new pair of eclectic flares, these brands have me cutting back on my morning cappuccinos to save up.

Rosie Assoulin

Rosie can do no wrong in my eyes. The epitome of boldness; everything she creates is on a grand scale, whether it be bright colors and prints or her voluminous and sculptural shapes. Her latest collection has me whistling the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack over and over in my head, with some serious 70’s flare going on. I already died and came back to fashion life after seeing Tamu out and about with the marble print, but these other styles got me on the same hook.


Rosie Assouline Multi Marble, Blue Corduroy, and Paneled Wood Flares


Acne Studios

Acne has been a constant in my adult life (or at least since I could afford them), but not a season goes by without me purchasing at least one piece from Acne Studios. This fall is no different, I have already bought my long sleeve floral turtleneck, perfect for layering, but their flares in the same print have me contemplating a full floral-on-floral.


Acne Studios Floral Print and Leaf Print Flares 



Have we mentioned lately how much we love Halpern? Embellishment at its finest, this season they give us the option for only half sequin if you are not feeling a full on sequin (but who is not all for sequins dripping all over our bodies?). It may be half sequin, but don’t worry, Pretty Birds, their more-is-more outlook means the other side is paired with animalia.

Halpern Zebra & Sequinned, Full Sequinned, and Leopard & Sequin Flared Trousers


Push Button

I tend to opt for cropped pants on most days, because full length pants often fall short (see what I did there) and leave me in an awkward peek-a-boo game with my boots. Thankfully, the Korean streetwear brand Push Button, not only made a great fitting cropped flare, but perfected it in the 90s throwback leopard print that we’re seeing all over this Fall.


Push Button Plaid and Leopard Cropped Flares


Polaroid Picture by Darrel Hunder @modehunter

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