Seen on the runways for the past two seasons and on the legs of every fashion editor, it's time to retire those safe (and let's be honest, a little boring) skinnies and embrace the ultra-flattering flare. Not only do they make your legs appear longer and waist slimmer - they are  a dressier and more polished look than run-of-the-mill denim skinnies.

Take a cue from style icons Jane Birkin, Kate Moss and Alexa Chung who show us how to wear the latest cuts with flair. 

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Rock 'n' roll 

Add suede and texture with a touch of leopard print.

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Bohemian

A skinny scarf, platform heel and modern bucket bag are the perfect accessories.

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Instant update: why you should be wearing denim flares

Classic French Riviera

Keep it crisp and fresh with a simple white tee, espadrilles and a straw basket bag.

Instant update: why you should be wearing denim flares

Parisian chic

This look is all about mixing it back with your wardrobe classics: a tailored shirt, motorcycle jacket and a pair of pumps.

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Instant update: why you should be wearing denim flares

Click through to see our edit of the best denim flares on offer this season.

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