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We have many youthful memories (fond or otherwise) of wearing flared pants, maybe even full blown homemade bell bottoms (those DIY jeans for our hip
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We have many youthful memories (fond or otherwise) of wearing flared pants, maybe even full blown homemade bell bottoms (those DIY jeans for our hip
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We have many youthful memories (fond or otherwise) of wearing flared pants, maybe even full blown homemade bell bottoms (those DIY jeans for our hippie Halloween costume may have found its way into our regular rotation, maybe not--we admit to nothing). So it goes without saying that seeing the first pair of flared pants this season made us wince, though just a little. But when they began showing up repeatedly, our first reaction slowly evolved into a keen interest. Smart cords at Altuzarra, a finely pressed crease in glen plaid at Rachel Zoe, even a fun 70s throwback at Nicole Miller (paired with bell sleeves and a floppy hat, natch). We're happy to report that denim has been almost entirely left out of the equation. Perhaps we see a flare or two that could make its way back into our wardrobe for fall?

Would you wear flares?