Bell Bottoms and How to Style Them

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A timeless pair of bell bottoms are that one throwback style that will keep coming back. Easy to style, classic denim style is something you can’t go wrong with. We are loving our bell bottoms! First, let’s address the difference between flares and bell bottoms. Hence the name, bell bottoms have a bell shape at the bottom of the hem. Flares are narrower from the knee to the hem with a less dramatic bell shape. Here are some pro tips on how to wear both styles.

  1. Distressed black bells

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Johnny Cash vibes, but make them fashion. Distressed black denim bell bottoms are so eye-catching, and we’re obsessed. To keep the focus on the jeans, keep it simple on top with a knotted t-shirt or a ribbed crop top in neutral colors. Statement earrings and sandals will create a bold, beachy look. If you want to channel your favorite 70’s icons, wear a chunky wooden heel mule.

  1. 70’s vibes

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It’s inevitable that when rocking bell bottoms, you’re going to be serving some major vintage vibes. Did someone say striped crop top or vintage ringer tee? Check out your local thrift stores to score some groovy finds. Pair with sandals, clogs or old school Adidas to level up the look.

  1. Cropped bells

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If you prefer a more simple version of the super flared bell bottom, go with high-waisted cropped bells. We love how these look with a solid tee, but also love the look of a french tucked oxford. To lengthen your silhouette (since crops make you appear shorter)  add height with heel or wedgess; we love a block heel or even platform sandal.

4. Bold color bells

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The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to bold colored bell bottoms. Snag a pair in your favorite color and pair them with a simple top keep the focal point on the bell bottoms. If you’re feeling bold, pair them with a slim cut oxford for an extra 70’s vibe. We absolutely love a mini purse with bell bottoms and vintage sunnies to complete the look.

  1. The button fly

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Last, but certainly not least, we have button fly bells. These beauties go great with virtually anything and we are living for how much detail the buttons add. For a casual look, we suggest wearing with a t-shirt and a pair of wooden mule clogs; if you’re going for a super polished look, try pairing your bells with a basic tee and blazer.

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