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From hippies to hipsters

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

From hippies to hipsters

70's high waisted flare jeans have been very popular among the likes of Chloë Sevigny and Kate Moss. I got my pair in January but since Finland is covered in snow from December to April, I have not been able to wear my beloved Monki jeans until now. Besides, I think flares are definately jeans of the summer season, especially on those hot days when skinny jeans just feel way too sweltering against your skin.

A lot of people think that these kind of jeans are only suitable for skinny peeps but that is definitely a misleading perception. I have a pear shaped body and I feel like these jeans hug me just right. You should preferably wear a flowly shirt with these jeans, in order to balance the body. For those who think that these jeans make your butt look long, well they do a bit but that just hides all the lumps and creates an illusion of longer legs since your waist starts much higher than usual. Here are some tips about wearing high waist flared jeans in a nutshell:

1. With high waisted jeans, your normal waist size doesn't imply. Most likely you have to get a pair which is a few sizes smaller, as the waist is measured around your belly button area.

2. Flowy shirts such as loose tops and buttonups look the best with high waisted jeans. They balance your body.

3. Round toe shoes with a bit of heel work the best with these jeans. The hem of the jeans should not be dragging on the floor but you should get these jeans at least an inch longer than your real length. For taller girls, round toe flats look really cute.

4. High waisted jeans will make your butt look long but they also make you look skinnier and taller as the flaring starts above your knee and your waist starts higher than with normal jeans.

5. A thin or normal width belt looks the best with this type of jeans. It will create an illusion of thin waist as the jeans flare towards the bottom.

As the title states, these jeans are truly a gift from hippies to hipsters, and I highly recommend trying them on before you start the judging. Who knows, maybe you'll fall in love.

Jeans: Monki
Shirt: Vailent
Sandals: Dinsko

P.S. Thank you for the sweet reader who told me that the picture from my last post was featured in here.

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Blogger eve said...

noi housut pukee sua tosi hyvin!
itsekin olisin halunnut korkeavyötäröiset farkut, mutta ilmeisesti mulla on vaan todella ongelmainen vyötärö kun ei menny nappi kiinni siitä koosta mitä normaalisti käytän. :o
tai toisaalta se voi olla syynä että ne oli jotkut Gina Tricotin farkut mitkä onkin suunniteltu sellaisille kukkakepeille että huhhuh.

July 10, 2008 at 3:58 PM  
Blogger Fruchtzwerg said...

great look! I like the highwaisted look on you much. Not everybody can pull that off but you did it great

July 10, 2008 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Lydia said...

These fit you so perfectly!
I have this feeling my pair is out there, but it's going to take a LOT of searching.
Thanks for all the tips =)

July 11, 2008 at 4:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

tights under pants???

July 11, 2008 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger L. said...

I haven't worn flared jeans for years. Yours look lovely and thanks for the great tips on how to wear them.

July 11, 2008 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Anna-Maria said...

Eve: Kiitos. :) Kannattaa koittaa hieman isompaa kokoa, se ei haittaa vaikka lahkeet liehusivatkin oikein kunnolla. Toisaalta, kannattaa panostaa kunnon laatuun ja pehmeään denimiin. Gina Tricot ei sitä välttämättä ole. :D

Fruchtzwerg: Danke schön! I'm glad you think that way. :)

Lydia: Thank you. :) Yes they are pretty hard to find. I got mine when they were not so popular. I think there are more options in the States than in Europe for some reason.

Anonymous: Socks because otherwise my sandals rub where the buckles are. Whats this tights fascination all about?

I.: Thanks, hopefully they were helpful. I was against these jeans as well because I haven't been wearing flares since 2003 but these are a bit different than those low waist ugly ones that were big back then.

July 11, 2008 at 11:39 AM  
Anonymous Veni said...

Tykkään tosi paljon tästä blogistasi, vaikka tilailun aloitinkin vasta kielen vaihduttua :) Mun pitää viel kysyy, että tiiätkö onko nuita dinskon sandaaleita vielä tampereella, itsehän ostit ne siis hesasta? :)

July 11, 2008 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Honeymoon said...

After Paris Fashion Week...Paris Urban Art ! Come to see this new post ! And thank u very much for ur comment !

See u !

July 11, 2008 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Anna-Maria said...

Veni: Kiitos. :) Jä kiva kun tykkäät. Kenkiä oli tosi huonosti täällä Tampereella (Ideaparkissa), mutta Helsingissä niitä oli vielä Itiksessä. Voi tietty olla, että ovat täydentäneet varastoaan.

Honeymoon: NP. You have wonderful pictures!

July 11, 2008 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

I love those jeans, they fit you so well! I can't even imagine what they would look like on my body.. hah, probably not that good.
Btw I added you to my Facebook friends, hope you don't mind! :)

July 12, 2008 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger Anna-Maria said...

Sara: Oh thank you. :) Of course I don't mind. I'll add you for sure! How did you find me though?

July 12, 2008 at 2:16 AM  
Blogger STYLE AND THE CITY - PARIS said...

hi from Paris Stylish Anna-Maria

you are gorgeous !

so i just inform you that the Paris fashion week ended last week and i did nice street style photo reportages you might like and be inspired by..
you can appreciate them at

I wish you a great evening
cheers from Paris


July 12, 2008 at 3:50 PM  
Anonymous heidi. said...

Hey girl! I have to say; your blog and pictures have really taken a turn for the better since you decided to start writing in english. Way to go :)! And those pants, gorgerous!

July 12, 2008 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger Anna-Maria said...

Style and the city Paris: Thanks, I'll check it out. Paris fashion week is my favorite fashion week of them all.

Heidi: Thats good to hear. :) Now that I have my camera, I'll try to provide some better pics. Also, it feels more natural to write in English, maybe it shows...

July 13, 2008 at 3:02 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Hmm.. I guess I found you on Facebook at Salla's (from Focus on Fashion) friends. :D

July 14, 2008 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Anna-Maria said...

Sara: Cool! :)

July 15, 2008 at 10:31 PM  
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