JBrand Lovestory Flare Jean with Mustard Yellow Blouse - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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JBrand Lovestory Flare Jean with Mustard Yellow Blouse


Flared jeans and yellow top

Its all about the color yellow this week with my styled Spring outfits. I am also changing up the denim game by wearing my Jbrand Lovestory flares.

Flared jeans and yellow top

mustard blouse and flared jeans

Some History of Flared Jeans

Flared jeans were very popular in the 70s and the cut became popular in the mainstream. Flares are cut close to the thigh and then flare out from there. It’s often the 70s era we think of when we think of the bellbottom jean. I am wearing a popular jean when it came out, the JBrand Lovestory jean in a dark wash. The larger flare appealed to me and I styled them with a wooden heeled sandal from Jambu adding to the look.

The flare initially came about by an unlikely source, the Navy. Sailors wore flares in order to have an easier time putting their shoes and boots on, as well as being picked up by flares if they were to fall overboard! I like to say, “you learn something new everyday!” My mom knew this as my Pap was in the Navy.

They were certainly popular in the 60s and 70s during the Disco era. Can’t you remember John Travolta in Staying Alive? He wore a flare white jumpsuit on the dancefloor.

As the 90’s jeans still had the flare bottom, just not as large of a flare, called Bootcut jeans. I do like flared jeans with boots and with heels, but not to the point where you can’t see my shoes! You know that look 🙂

I balanced the large flare with a more fitted top, and this is a combination I like to wear with flared jeans. More streamlined and fitted tops and blouses, either tucked in or fitted, will work well with the flare. I used to have a pair of polyester pants with a flare in 4th grade and wore them with a bright yellow button down top tucked in. ( I don’t remember a lot of my outfits, but I do remember the plaid pants!)

What’s Happening?

We enjoyed Saturday at West Bend Vineyards, a beautiful vineyard about an hour north of our house. I love where we live, as we have access to the beach and mountains, and the many of the vineyards are an hour a way.

The day was sunny and cool, mid 70s. Just the perfect afternoon for mom’s last hurrah at a North Carolina vineyard before she heads back to Pittsburgh today. We enjoyed the music, lunch and some Chardonnay. It was hard to believe she was with us for a year, due to Covid.

My friend and stylist came over and gave me a haircut and color. She did more face framing layers and left out lighter pieces around my face. It felt good to get it done!

Links to Flares

These medium wash flared jeans are nice for the Spring months.

Where mine are a low rise jean, these are a high rise flare. 

The actual Lovestory jean from JBRAND on the Real Real in a size 26.

KUT from the Kloth raw hemmed flare jeans

Do you wear flares? Do you get in the mood for different jean styles? Did you wear flares in the 70s?


blouse- Target ( last yr) option 1

jeans- JBrand Lovestory ( Poshmark) similar 

sandals c/o Jambu

Amazon rattan bag

Kendra Scott necklace


Have a great day!

Jess xx

  • Regine
    Posted at 16:21h, 24 May Reply
  • Amber
    Posted at 13:50h, 21 May Reply

    I still have a couple of pairs of Lovestory flares in my closet – I used to wear them nonstop! Your outfit makes me want to pull them out again. =)

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


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    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:47h, 24 May Reply

      Yes! Take em out 🙂 I enjoy wearing lots of different styles of jeans. Enjoy your week!

  • eyeloveknots
    Posted at 00:12h, 18 May Reply

    Wowie! This outfit is perfect! Definitely need to get some flare pants! I’ve been looking around. Hard to find ones without a raw edge.


  • Jodie
    Posted at 23:11h, 17 May Reply

    What a beautiful outfit Jess!!!

  • Southwestern Desert Living
    Posted at 09:36h, 17 May Reply

    This look is so pretty. I love those shoes, they are perfect with flares! They have a great boho vibe!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:19h, 17 May Reply

      Thank you! I thought the shoes went well with the flares – feeling groovy!

  • Maureen
    Posted at 06:33h, 17 May Reply

    You are rocking this look Jess! Those flares jeans look amazing on you and I am becoming such a big fan of yellow. I adore the good happy feels it’s associated with it. 🙂 I hope your mom has a safe trip back home. That’s so awesome though that you were able to spend that time together. I hope your week is off to a great start and happy Monday!

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    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:18h, 17 May Reply

      Thank you Maureen! I do love yellow and would love some “butter yellow” this season. My mom is doing much better , I appreciate the comment! I think she is looking forward to driving herself around and having a bit more freedom. Happy Monday to you!

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 04:59h, 17 May Reply

    I have those Jambu heels and love them, especially with denim. Flares are a favorite of mine, I think they are so good to a woman’s body and create the best curves!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:16h, 17 May Reply

      Thank you Kellyann! I was in the mood for flares today! 🙂

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