If you love the 70s-inspired style trends that trickled into our wardrobes in the recent years, chances are you already own a bell bottom or are at least planning to buy one. While bell bottoms may not be as popular as the ubiquitous straight-leg and skinny jeans, they are effortlessly stylish and a versatile addition to your wardrobe. With designers ranging from Paco Rabanne to Celine sending models down the runway in this polarizing anti-skinny fit, it has now become the go-to pick for those with a unique sartorial taste. Even celebrities and street style stars have started to embrace the aesthetic.
With the flare trend taking over runways and the pages of fashion magazines, you might want to try it too. And if you are unsure about how to style them, here are some ideas for your inspiration:
- Pare it down
Bell bottoms can often feel too out there, which is what keeps some people from making them a part of their everyday outfits. But with some simple styling tricks, you can easily pare the look down. One such trick is to pair your bell bottoms with a peasant blouse and some strappy flats. Keep accessorizing to a minimal with a dainty necklace and cross body bag. This relaxed look is perfect for those who are only looking for a way to dip their toes in the trend.
- Keep it casual
Bell bottoms, especially those made from materials like cotton, are a comfortable alternative to stiff denim pants. You can wear them even during the hottest summer days without feeling like your legs are on fire. For a casual spin to the look, wear your bell bottoms with a graphic tee and a pair of sneakers. To dress it up, swap out the sneakers for some heels and you are good to go. Avoid wearing too much jewelry or very heavy makeup with this outfit.
- Make a statement
Want to go all out with your 70’s-inspired outfit? Pair your bell bottoms with another 70s staple: midriff baring tie front tops. When heading out for a date or a lunch with the girls, this outfit will make you look and feel all kinds of chic. Also, you can slip into some platform heels to make a statement with your personal style and taste.
- Workwear but make it fashion
For those who are tired of sporting the same ol’ trousers and black formal dresses to work, a pair of bell bottoms offers a fun way out of the style rut. You can wear your favorite bell bottoms with a shirt and pointed pumps to create a look that is fashionable but still elegant and work-appropriate. Depending on the color of your pants, pick the shirt in a color that complements it. Avoid printed shirts as they might seem too loud.
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