Flared jeans or wide legged jeans?

Flared jeans with Kermit jacket (28)_LRNever thought I would ever buy them again, flared jeans or wide legged jeans… what is the right name? I think it is flared jeans. These are by Paige. I had never heard of that brand before and found them in a high end fashion store in Vancouver, during the 40+ blogger meet-up this summer.

Sylvia of 40+Style liked them as well and bought them too. See how she styled them (and her white flared trousers) here. As she lives in Singapore and I live in The Netherlands we happily copy each other. Truth be told I copy her more than she does me. (Thanks for your mediation with this black and white belt Sylvia haha.)

These photos were taken on August 2 when it was still sunny and warm and I had to change immediately after my friend Anja had taken these pictures. Other outfits (more summery) were published first. There is not really much to this post, no real fun, not a lot to tell, just the outfit. I will not take up much of your time today.

If everything goes as planned this post is published when I have just landed, back from a 3 days visit to Turin. To blogger friend Daniela of The Pretty Cute. And I will show you pictures of us next week.

Below: resting (very carefully) on the hood of this BMW. It is a stylish car for a stylish outfit, don’t you agree? Flared jeans with Kermit jacket (32)_LRBelow: not really elegant but I wanted to show you these Fluevog booties, which I also bought in Vancouver. Seen before here and extremely comfortable. Flared jeans with Kermit jacket (33)_LRBelow: they have an open heel, which makes them very good for colder summer days, spring and fall. This heel seems to be very fashionable according to the fashion magazines.Flared jeans with Kermit jacket (24)_LRBelow: Anja loves jump photos. So she made me jump. An animated gif, like last week. Watch the face when my tongue comes out… ridiculous.Flared jeans with Kermit jacket (24)_LRBelow: the street around the corner of my house (nice bokeh photo yay).Flared jeans with Kermit jacket (25)_LRBelow: the things these photographers make me do : hop on one leg (2 posts ago), jump, walk like an Egyptian….. I just smile and comply.Flared jeans with Kermit jacket (29)_LRBelow: details (brand information at the end of the post).Flared jeans with Kermit jacket (30)_LRBelow: final picture….the boots peeping from under my trousers.Flared jeans with Kermit jacket (31)_LRBrand information: jacket Marlene Birger, silk top Eileen Fisher, belt Anne Fontaine, jeans Paige (mine have a label in them that says “hidden hills”, but I can’t find them on their site), booties: Fluevog in the sale now. They sell Fluevog at Amazon.com too. Bracelet from The Citizen Rosebud, Bella’s Etsy shop. I have recently bought a small scarf at her vintage shop and a great blue, white and red flower brooch. You will see it soon.

Note: the links in my posts to brands or shops will NOT give me any payment. This blog is strictly a hobby.

Till next week.


No Fear of Fashion



  1. 25 October 2015 / 17:40

    What a great look. I remember flared jeans from the Seventies (then called “bell-bottoms”) and never stopped loving them. You create a beautiful ensemble here with the black-white pieces. A special outfit.

    • Greetje
      25 October 2015 / 19:19

      Thank you Ally. And it always reminds me of our splendid blogger time together in Vancouver.

  2. 25 October 2015 / 17:57

    Greetje, you have a great figure to show off these flares. They’re the perfect length and the belt is just right. And now I’m full of envy for these two tone boots too! I look forward to reading your posts as well as seeing what you’re wearing – it feels like catching up with an old friend. (Not meant to imply old though). Lovely post xx


    • Greetje
      25 October 2015 / 19:21

      hahaha, ” not implying old though”.. Funny. I didn’t think you meant that. Besides it takes a hell of a lot more to insult me dear. Glad you like it. I remember hesitating whether to buy the booties or not as they are very outspoken. I am glad I did.

    • Greetje
      25 October 2015 / 19:22

      I also styled these jeans and boots with the red/black/white/blue top of a few posts ago. Looks great too. Glad I found them.

  3. 25 October 2015 / 21:36

    Fabulous outfit! That jacket fits you to perfection. I love the shoes too! I’ll sometimes wear a light flare, also called a “bootcut” but that’s as far as I go. I usually prefer a style that shows off my shoes. 😉 Your gif is hilarious! You’re such a good sport.

    • Greetje
      25 October 2015 / 21:43

      I love to make people laugh. I think that is why I am on earth really. LOL

  4. 25 October 2015 / 23:47

    Greetje, this is such a good look for you. The proportions, the clean lines, the classic, bold green blazer with the cool denims and funky shoes. My favorite look so far 🙂

    • Greetje
      26 October 2015 / 08:39

      Coming from you, that is a high praise. Thanks,

  5. 26 October 2015 / 03:05

    Wow wow wow! This should be your signature look! I really think this is my all time favourite of yours. The bold green, the legs that never quit, the wild belt/boots. I LOVE it! LOVE it! Oops…didn’t mean to scream at you ; P but I’m darn excited!

    And bravo to Anja for making that fun gif. It is hilarious!

    Missing you ladies.


    • Greetje
      26 October 2015 / 08:45

      Anja made the photos (and made me jump). I made the gif when I saw the photos. Couldn’t resist it.
      I really like this outfit, but wouldn’t call it my favourite outfit. Nevertheless so far everybody seems to agree with you. Makes me very happy. And…. this time I styled it myself. Yay. Not a difficult exercise, but still… I have incorporated a lot of what I have learned over the past three years of blogging. And you can shout at me any time dear.

  6. 26 October 2015 / 04:19

    Well, as you know think you look FABULOUS in these flared jeans. Even better than skinnies. These jeans make your legs miles long and worn in this way with the jacket, you look super fly. I love the subtle graphical elements you added to the look too. Those Vluevogs look so good popping underneath these pants! I agree with Suzanne, this should be your signature look. By the way, I did find them online and I added the link to my article where I featured the jeans http://40plusstyle.com/how-to-wear-flared-pants/

    • Greetje
      26 October 2015 / 08:57

      I like both styles, but really I like so many styles I am all over the place. LOL.
      I am afraid that Mytheresa has changed their stick again, as the Paige flared jeans are jot on their site anymore. Apparently very popular haha.
      Thanks for the compliments. Your belt is really working well, isn’t it? Got that from you of course.

  7. 26 October 2015 / 06:26

    Great look! The jeans, the shoes, the belt, the jacket – everything is perfect!

    I bought my first pair of Paige jeans several weeks ago – also flares in “Nottingham.” I haven’t worn them much yet but can’t wait to do so soon!

    • Greetje
      26 October 2015 / 09:00

      Because they are so long I always have to wear them with high heels. But I wear jeans mostly in the weekend when I want to be comfortable. These black and white Fluevog booties are fantastic and comfortable. However, if I have to wear other heels with them, it might prove to be a weekend challenge.

      • 26 October 2015 / 11:48

        Yes, I haven’t worn mine yet because I wear them with comfortable (but warm) booties, and it’s still been very warm here. My other option are high sandals that are not very comfortable, and I didn’t want to deal with that…

  8. 26 October 2015 / 10:10

    great look Greetje!

    • Greetje
      26 October 2015 / 22:12

      Thanks Misja.

  9. Marianne
    26 October 2015 / 14:43

    You can wear all the existing models of jeans, because of your long legs. They all suit you. These make your legs even longer. This outfit is a combi you never can go wrong with(this is Louis van Gaal english). The shoes and belt makes it special . I like the wall behind you, it is a great canvas for photo’s. So now it is not jumping Jack, but jumping Greetje. Years of fitness pay off now. I am curious how much overweight you have returning from Turin. I hope you bought some nice cloth to show us.

    • Greetje
      26 October 2015 / 22:14

      I could even have brought back more haha. Only 16,5 kilos in total weight. And yes Daniela was a great stylist so I am nice skirts and sweaters.

  10. Melanie
    26 October 2015 / 19:04

    Which is more outrageous, your booties or you? YOU! Hahaha!
    Great outfit. I join the chorus, the jeans make your legs look long, long, long. I’m glad your Vancouver purchases are working. Your gif is hilarious, and I like your other poses too. You get the best photographers. But it helps to have a fearless and willing model. Gorgeous, Greetje.

    • Greetje
      26 October 2015 / 22:15

      Anything to amuse my readers Melanie. Anything. Just no nudity. You can tell that to the agents who want to book me.

  11. 26 October 2015 / 19:46

    Great outfit! The jeans really show of your long legs. I agree with Suzanne: this should be your signature style. You look very slim and youthful.

    • Greetje
      26 October 2015 / 22:16

      I have love for so many styles. This style is actually a bit too masculin for me. Just now and then.

  12. nancy
    26 October 2015 / 21:17

    Well, you travel a lot for the blog business! Great. But back to your outfit. I am not a fan of flared jeans, but woman, i never saw them looking that good!!!

    • Greetje
      26 October 2015 / 22:18

      Wow. That is a big compliment. To tell you the truth,.. I am not such a big fan either. Mostly because you have to slim down the outfit at the top. And around my waist, hip and bum is not my favourite area. But hey, it could be worse.

  13. 26 October 2015 / 21:57

    As some of the others have said, this is a fabulous look on you. So sleek. I do love dark, dark jeans and of course, the colour is the perfect contrast for the green of your jacket to really stand out. The photos of you jumping are sheer joy!

    • Greetje
      26 October 2015 / 22:19

      As long as I can keep you entertained. LOL

  14. 27 October 2015 / 03:16

    Well, I’m going to be boring and ditto what pretty much everyone has said! Fabulous dahling, simply fabulous! I remember seeing both you and Sylvia modeling these jeans in Vancouver, and I had some serious leg envy! I just bought a thrifted pair of jeans that have a some flare. I’m hoping I won’t lose all the flare when I hem for my tiny legs, LOL. I know. I know. I could sew a pair…but not for $3.50 which is what I paid for them. It was sale day at my local thrift store, and sometimes I just need a fun, quick, shopping fix!!!

    • Greetje
      27 October 2015 / 06:03

      You are always funny in your replies, so I love to read them. I know the envy, I have that with nice bums and hips, tiny waists, good hair. But I decided that focussing on the good things I have is a better option. Trying to walk the talk.

  15. Happiness at Mid Life
    27 October 2015 / 06:06

    One of my favorite looks of yours! The green color suits you so well and these flare jeans make your long legs go on for miles.


    Hope to see your Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    • Greetje
      27 October 2015 / 21:39

      Thanks Alice. I feel so guilty not having been to your blog for such a long time.

  16. Elle
    28 October 2015 / 03:55

    Love this entire look Greetje, even while standing on one leg!
    I may have the exact pair, I like the fit of Paige jeans. ( mine were thrifted..I know you may hate to hear that) but these look better on you!
    I love the shoes, and did a double take! Also adore the Anne Fontaine belt; you added the best graphic details to this look. The blazer is lovely too. You look great in that shade of green.
    I have a new blog site. warning you it is still a bit of a work in progress…
    xx, Elle

    • Greetje
      28 October 2015 / 17:54

      OK dear Elle, I will have a look at your new blog site. I have a bad shoulder (RSI) so I cannot blog and comment as much as I really have to watch my health. But thanks for your lovely comment. And I don’t mind at all if you can thrift it.

    • Greetje
      28 October 2015 / 17:54

      Yes Patti that was a great morning. And a great weekend. Thinking back often with fond memories.

  17. 28 October 2015 / 22:33

    As you know I am not a big fan of blue jeans and I hardly ever wear them but I must say that they look beautiful on you! You have the perfect figure for them…
    Funny Egyptian photos!
    Lovely bracelet! And it matches to your black and white boots …

    • Greetje
      30 October 2015 / 15:03

      Yes I know you cannot see the attraction of jeans haha. That is because you are a real lady. Inside and out. I am much more scruffy LOL. And the bracelet… no coincidence.

  18. 1 November 2015 / 02:36

    I didn’t think that I would wear flared jeans again either, but maybe I will. These look very stylish on you. As do the unique black and white booties with the interesting heels.

    You can’t help but be funny. The animated jumping photo is hilarious!

    • Greetje
      1 November 2015 / 17:57

      I had to include that jumping photo otherwise it would have been a bit of a boring post. At least for what I am aiming at: entertaining.

  19. 3 November 2015 / 15:10

    You look great in flares! Love your boots too!

    • Greetje
      3 November 2015 / 23:07

      Thanks Amy. Of course ai have put the best photos on the blog haha.

  20. 8 November 2015 / 22:22

    Mir ging es ähnlich wie dir, auch ich hätte nie gedacht, nochmal Flared Jeans zu tragen. Aber um so öfters ich sie in Zeitschriften oder bLogs gesehen habe, um so mehr Gefallen habe ich wieder an die Hosen mit Schlag gefunden.
    Du hast deine Jeans super kombiniert und die Stiefelletten sind ein Traum.

    • Greetje
      9 November 2015 / 08:28

      I was afraid I might only style these flared jeans with this jacket but I found 3 more good options. Takes a bit of work with clothes in and out of your closet, trying them on, but I got results.

  21. 16 November 2015 / 04:32

    I like these looks very much. But I also like skinnies on you very much. Great, that your long legs provide you with so many options;-).

    • Greetje
      16 November 2015 / 13:58

      Yes, I am a lucky girl. It is all a matter of emphasizing the best features isn’t it?

  22. 19 November 2015 / 23:54

    Those shoes are incredible!! I absolutely love them, and they look so good with the complimentary belt and bracelet. You look very chic with your flares! Love your taste in shoes.


    • Greetje
      20 November 2015 / 08:05

      Well Cherie, likewise. I love your taste of shoes too LOL

  23. 27 November 2015 / 01:28

    Bootleg, baby, bootleg GRIN and a definite yea. They make my legs look as though they go on for miles and balance out the proportions of my body 🙂

    p/s photographers, it’s a love/hate relationship, le sigh.

    • Greetje
      27 November 2015 / 20:38

      I am so grateful that somebody is prepared to take pictures of me, that I am all gratitude. LOL Thanks for the compliments and I agree with bootlegs too. Don’t mind any kind of jeans.

  24. Nina T
    19 January 2016 / 00:50

    that green color is yours. it’s perfect against your skin tone. and those boots! how fun!

    • Greetje
      19 January 2016 / 19:26

      I love bright colours and neon. They always look good on me. Glad you like the outfit.

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