One Piece, Three Ways

If you still haven’t got your head around the flared jeans look, we think this River Island pair may just convince you. The high street giant has long been an undercover denim hero, and this pair proves it, with a perfect wash, flattering fit and on-trend cut.

Far from being a 70s relic, the flared fit can feel fresh, current and wearable – you just need to know how. Here are three ways to style it, courtesy of the affordable brand...


Adding modern cuts is the easiest way to make the flares feel contemporary – that means puff-sleeve blouses, oversized trenches and even kitten heel slides. These could-be-designer molten gold earrings also bring the look up to date.

Beige Double Breasted Belted Trench Coat, £85
White Button Front Long Sleeve Top, £35 
Mid Blue Denim RI Flared Jeans, £45
White Block Heel Mules, £45 
Gold Pearl Drop Earrings, £12
White Croc Embossed Mini Cross Body Bag, £20

Thanks to their blue wash, you can add smart separates to the flares without making them feel too dressed up. We love this Chanel-inspired jacket with a silky slip for a glamorous evening edit.

Blue Check Print Boucle Blazer, £68
Mid Blue Denim RI Flared Jeans, £45
Black Cowl Neck Cami Top, £18
Gold Colour Chunky Hoop Earrings, £8
Black Wide Fit Sling Back Court Shoes, £45

Navy knit? Check. White boots? Check. Great blue blazer? Check. This everyday look has it all, and is the perfect balance of smart and cool to carry you from day to night. We’ll also race you to the checkout for those accessories...

Light Blue Double-Breasted Boyfriend Blazer, £65
Navy Ribbed Knit V Neck Jumper, £34
Mid Blue Denim RI Flared Jeans, £45
Silver Tone Oval Hoop Earrings, £8
White Leather Square-Toe Ankle Boots, £85
Light Purple Slim Cat Eye Sunglasses, £14
Black Suede Leather Tote Bag, £50

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