While skinny and straight-leg jeans are reliable wardrobe constants, it's easy to underestimate the versatility that comes with a pair of flare jeans. Sure, the silhouette — once called "bell-bottoms" back in the day — has a heavy '70s vibe, but the key to styling a pair of flare jeans to its fullest potential is to keep proportions in mind throughout your entire outfit: Balance out the extra fabric on the bottom with a more fitted style on the top, for example. Or opt for a jean that's slightly cropped — also known as a kick-flare jean — for a modern-day approach to the ultra-flared, floor-grazing look.
No matter the style you choose, this type of jean looks good with anything and goes with everything. (Owning a pair in black will also help.) And it's easily transitional through the seasons: Pair your flares with sandals and mules in the warmer months and swap them with a pair of ankle boots come fall. In the gallery below, we've found 17 pairs that you'll surely fall in love with and help solve all of your future "nothing-to-wear" problems, too.