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Ask A Stylist! Taylor Jacobson Answers: What Shoes Should You Wear With Flared Jeans & Are Skinny Jeans Totally Out?

Mon, August 15, 2011 8:10pm EDT by Katrina Mitzeliotis Add first Comment

Each week a star celeb stylist is answering YOUR questions — and this week, we’re discussing what jeans are in and out for fall!

While jeans are always the perfect go-to regardless of the season, the reign of the skinny jean is coming to an end, due to the reemergence of ’70s styles — especially flares! While some may welcome the change, one reader wrote in expressing her concern. She asked, “Is the skinny jean gone for good?” We chatted with celebrity stylist Taylor Jacobson who weighed in on the situation.

Taylor Jacobson, celebrity stylist responsible for the looks of Kate Beckinsale and Ashley Benson, to name a few answered: “No matter what the skinny jean is never going away. It might be played out and people are sick of it, but it’s a staple in your wardrobe. You need a skinny jean, especially if you’re trying to balance out over-sized tops — you don’t want to wear something big on top and big on the bottom! The skinny jean looks great with a chunky, yummy sweater for fall. Remember, you don’t want to do big on top and big on the bottom — then you’re just gonna look fat!”

If you are looking forward to embracing the flared trend, don’t expect to throw on a ballerina flat with your flares the way you did with your skinnies! The same reader asked, “Is it totally impossible to wear a flat with flares? What shoes should I wear?” Taylor responded: “It’s really hard. They come so long straight from factory or designer that you’re forced to wear them with a heel. If you’re lucky and you’re naturally tall you can wear them with flats, but then I suggest wearing something fitted on top so you don’t look schlumpy. Flares are really cute but if they aren’t styled right they can look dumpy,” she said.

So what’s your best bet? “I would wear them with a wedge, honestly it depends but your best bet is to pair them with something super high like a platform pump or wedge, something chunky balances out the look and is also a bit more comfortable.”

If you want more of Taylor, be sure to tune into the second season of Hair Battle Spectacular on Oxygen every Monday night, where the stylist is serving as a guest judge.

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Katrina Mitzeliotis