by ionarosemccabe


When it comes to denim, there has only been one standout style this summer in the form of flared jeans.  Perfect for pear shapes and an instant leg lengthener, they effortlessly inject an element of casual seventies glamour into any wardrobe.

To make a statement, pair Mary Katrantzou’s geometric jeans with a structured denim utility dress such as this beautiful forget-me-not blue version from Derek Lam. Layering tunic silhouettes over flared trousers is not an easy look to pull off but it does give you a lot more opportunity to accessorise. Emphasise the retro vibes with a pair of platform heels from Tom Ford or vintage Christian Dior sunglasses and for a modern update, jauntily tie a Hermes scarf around the neck in true French fashion.

The key to getting this look right, is to keep to a monochrome colour palette and only adding a splash of colour where it’s needed – the jeans literally speak volumes so it’s important to tone down other parts of the outfit to balance the overall look.

10 Crosby Derek Lam blue dress
£380 – intermixonline.com

Mary Katrantzou slim fit pants
£265 – stylebop.com

Hermès black shawl
£150 – shop-hers.com

Christian Dior sunglasses
£890 – 1stdibs.com