Anybody who is aware of me (and my procuring habits), is aware of that I’m a sucker for Free Folks. (Maybe you’ve seen my ode to the Free Folks Christina Romper or Free Folks Pippa Packable Puffer. Sponsor me already, Free Folks!) Sure, it’s costly. Sure, lots of the model’s sizes go away loads to be desired by way of uniformity (in some gadgets I’m an XS, in others I’m an XL). Nonetheless, I can’t assist however test the model’s New Arrivals web page on a weekly (if not day by day) foundation. It was on one in all my many, many check-ins with the model’s newcomers that I found the Free Folks Slim Pull-On Velvet Flare Pants ($78). It’s been roughly a 12 months and a half since I first laid eyes on them and, at this level, I’ve six pairs. If you happen to’re on the hunt for cozy, chic-looking flares, you needn’t search any additional.
Free Folks, Slim Pull-On Velvet Flare Pants — $78.00
Sizes obtainable: XS-XL
Stretchy, soft-to-the-touch, and a “dressier” various to leggings, I like sporting these out and about (assume: brunch, errands, day journeys with pals) and in addition inside (assume: Netflix binges on the sofa).
At $78 a pair, these flares are one in all Free Folks’s extra inexpensive gadgets. (And thank goodness, as a result of each time a brand new coloration comes out, I take into consideration shopping for it.) Due to their distinctive corded design, the flares have a retro, virtually art-deco attract to them (however perhaps that’s simply me).
Like many of the Free Folks bottoms, the Slim Pull-On Velvet Flare Pants tout notable size, each within the legs and the peak of the waist. At 5’6”, and as somebody with barely longer legs, I discover that the leg size is fairly dang excellent, particularly once I put on them with my platform Converse Run Stars. That stated, when worn with flats, the bottoms do drag a bit (however not a lot that I’d take into account getting the brief model, as I favor my flared pants to be on the longer aspect, versus a extra bootcut size). As for the excessive waist, it’s ever so barely taller than my pure waist, however not a lot that it’s uncomfortable. In truth, I discover that the upper waist helps hug all the things in, so I’m a fan.
My favourite factor concerning the Free Folks Slim Pull-On Velvet Flare Pants—aside from the truth that they’re a dressier various to leggings and may be worn with just about all the things—is that they arrive in a bunch of colours. Presently, they’re offered in Kelly inexperienced, black, orange, brown, and a cream coloration (of which I personal the black and orange iterations); prior to now, scorching pink, crimson, mint inexperienced, and lilac colours existed (I do know this as a result of I personal all of them).
See, I’m very a lot so of the thought that when you love a chunk of clothes, you ought to purchase it in each coloration. That stated, I’m this shut to purchasing the Kelly inexperienced pair, and if blue, teal, or royal purple shades debut, I’ll seemingly make room in my drawers for these, too.
All this to say, when you love the consolation of leggings however need to add a bit extra model and/or coloration to your wardrobe, the Free Folks Slim Pull-On Flares are an incredible possibility (the most effective, IMHO). So far as sizing goes, I’d say it’s fairly customary. I’m a dimension 12/14 (L) just about in all places I am going, and I put on a big in these pants.