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This charming Enniskerry farmhouse with gorgeous grounds is on the market for €2.5 million
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How To Wear Cropped Kick Flares


By Marie Kelly
01st Jul 2017
How To Wear Cropped Kick Flares

One way to add interest and personality to your look is by’reimagining traditional shapes and cuts. For instance, a cocoon coat looks more directional than a pea coat, while high-waisted wide-leg trousers make the kind of statement that boot-cut pants never have and (probably) never will. But not everyone?is comfortable with voluminous shapes and directional styles, and this is where cropped kick flares come into play. They’ve?been on and off trend over the past ten years, but?to my mind, have never been fully embraced?by those outside of the fashion front row. But wearing a cropped kick flare is a great way to add interest to your silhouette without having to navigate folds of fabric or get your head around how to correctly button up an asymmetric white shirt. Great clothes don’t have to be complicated.

The cropped flare has two major things going for it. Firstly, it has a flared hemline, which automatically means flattering. Fitted from the waist to?the calf before gently kicking out, it’s a great shape for pear shaped women who want to balance out the proportions of their bottom half. Secondly, it allows you to showcase beautifully those amazing?boots you saved up for all spring. Cropped flares look great with a calf-length heeled boot that hugs your ankles. Match the colour of your boot to your trouser if you want to lengthen the appearance of your legs, but embrace textures like patent and velvet to add interest.

I have a black denim pair from J Brand (bought for €50 in the sales of course!), which I love?and wear with everything from a simple T-shirt to a tunic dress. Here is style inspiration from the stars of the street.