In the world of fashion, it can be hard to keep up with the ever-changing trends. One day, you're wearing a bell sleeve, and the next, you're in a poncho. But don't worry—we've got your back. We're telling you now: this season's latest fashion trend is all about the flair of flare.
Flare dress looks have been popping up on celebrities' Instagrams for the past few months. It looks like a more stylized version of scrunchies—lots of bright colors and shiny fabrics. Still not sure what we mean? Check out this article to learn more about this eye-catching trend.
What Is Flare and How Do I Wear It?
Scrunchies are back in style thanks to their more whimsical cousin: flare. While scrunchies were often made from jersey knit fabric or silk, flare features fancier fabrics like sequins, lace, and embroidery work. The embellishments make them much more eye-catching than other hair accessories, so they’re referred to as “flare.”
One benefit of flare is that you can get as creative with your outfits as you want without feeling like you stand out too much from the crowd. After all, if everyone is wearing a sequined scrunchie on their wrist or a floral headband around their ponytail, it doesn’t feel like such a big deal when your outfit features lots of layers or bright colors.
Plus, people will be too busy looking at your adorable scrunchie to notice what else you have going on!
Wondering where to start?
You are ready to switch things up, but your wardrobe is totally void of flare dresses. Here are five tips that will help you look great in any flare you choose:
- Choose a color scheme for your outfit
Accessories can tie together an outfit, so be sure that any flare you wear matches the rest of what you have on. For example, if you’re wearing a purple dress and black shoes, opt for purple or black flare for an ensemble that looks cohesive. If your outfit doesn’t have a specific color palette, go with neutral-colored pins, like silver or gold.
- Consider the size of your accessory
If you have a lot of flare already on your outfit, it might be time to tone things down. Similarly, if your outfit is simple and clean-cut, the addition of some flare could make all the difference. Consider how much flare will complement the rest of your outfit without being overpowering.
Flare is just that: fun and flirty. Keep this in mind when choosing what to wear—it may not fit in at the office or at your kid’s soccer game! It’s best saved for nights out dancing or special events like weddings and parties.
- Stay away from logos
Looking like a walking billboard isn’t cool, so try to avoid flare with recognizable logos. Instead, choose pieces that are pretty or interesting but aren’t brand-name items. You don’t want people thinking that you’re promoting other companies when they see you!
- Plan ahead
Well, there you have it folks! The trending dress of the season is bold, bright and beautiful.
Whether you're looking for a casual yet chic look for fall, or a memorable ensemble for your next big event, there's no reason to be afraid of letting your personality shine through! You'll be the envy of all your friends when you step out in style!
Do you have any favorite ways to add flare to your favorite outfits? Let us know in the comments!