ALL ABOUT | THE FLARE

January 17, 2017

Lately it’s been all about the flare. The trend went from flared sleeves to flared jeans and I don’t think anyone will tire of seeing flares for a while (me included).

So when I saw this wool jacket from Minusey, I was immediately drawn to it because of the dramatic flared sleeves. You could basically wear anything with this jacket and make a statement just because of how fabulous it is. From the structured shoulders, to the modern sleeves, to the feminine details of the bows, this jacket is a must-have indeed!

Style Tip: When you have a dramatic piece like this jacket, keep the rest of the outfit simple so it doesn’t compete with the statement piece.

This other outfit from Minusey came as a surprise. I had ordered a dress similar to this style, but accidentally received this one instead. After trying it on, however, I was pleased to see that the stretchy, velvet fabric fits well and is super comfortable that I could literally sleep in it. What I love most about this dress is the sleeves of course. What can I say, I am addicted to flares! While the dress is actually supposed to be worn above the shoulders, I like the way it looks slightly off the shoulder better.

Style Tip: Play around with fashion and you don’t have to wear something exactly how the model or brand styled it. Venture out and and make it your own.

If you haven’t caught onto the flare trend yet, it’s not too late. Below are some of my favorite flared pieces along with my outfit details.

/ Statement Jacket Look /
Jacket | Minusey
Tank | HM (sold out in white) similar styles here and here
Jeans | Twenty 5A (sold out) similar style here and here
Shoes | Sam Edelman (old) similar styles here and here
Choker | BeXo similar styles here and here
Sunglasses | Celine similar styles here, here, and here

/ Velvet Dress Look /
Dress | Minusey (sold out) similar style here
Choker | Bauble Bar similar styles here, here, and here, here and here
Bag | Chanel similar styles here, here, and here
Sunglasses | Celine similar styles here, here, and here
Shoes | Christian Louboutin similar styles here and here

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112 comments

LINDSEY of THE NOMIS NICHE January 18, 2017 at 9:22 am

Oh my gosh – could that jacket be any more perfect?! (the answer is no). Looking amazing as usual!

Love, Lindsey
http://www.thenomisniche.com/

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dailykongfidence January 18, 2017 at 3:43 pm

Thank you Lindsey! Aren’t the sleeves amazing? I love that it is modern and so chic.

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Marie January 18, 2017 at 9:53 am

I do love how your styled it, slightly off the shoulders. Looks really pretty on you!

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dailykongfidence January 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Thank you Marie! It looks good off the shoulder too, right? A little clavicle never hurt anyone. =)

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Mariann Yip January 18, 2017 at 11:03 am

Yes flares are so in and I am loving it! I just bought a few tops with flare sleeves and can’t wait to style them!

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dailykongfidence January 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Aren’t flares so much fun?! I can’t wait to see how you style yours!

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Jessi Malay January 18, 2017 at 12:59 pm

Girll!!! I am obsessed with that flare on your coat… so chic! The off shoulder detail on the dress is also so gorgeous! Such great picks hun 🙂

XO Jessi,
http://www.mywhitet.com/ootd-recap-3/

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dailykongfidence January 18, 2017 at 4:21 pm

Thanks Jessi! You can’t go wrong with some flare, right?! =)

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Amy January 18, 2017 at 3:57 pm

These photos are just stunning. Please teach a class on how to pose!! Everyone would flock and come take it.

xx, Amy
http://www.theluxilook.com

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dailykongfidence January 18, 2017 at 10:59 pm

You are too sweet Amy! I always feel awkward posing but in the end some of the photos come out okay (let’s not discuss the hundreds that I don’t ever show anyone). I hope you are having a great week so far! xoxo.

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Jasmine K January 18, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Some people think flare is old school, but I am forever a believer in the flare trend. Love your flared sleeves in your looks! Have a great week!

– Jasmine K
http://www.myeunoia.com

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dailykongfidence January 18, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Hi Jasmine! I can see how flare is old school but as always, history repeats itself and so does fashion. I love that the flare trend is back and I seriously am obsessed with anything that has flared sleeves. I just love the dramatic statement it makes.

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Samantha Mariko January 18, 2017 at 5:54 pm

You styled both the top and the dress so effortlessly and perfectly! I still have yet to find the perfect flare item for spring/summer. Thanks for the inspo!
http://www.samanthamariko.com

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dailykongfidence January 18, 2017 at 11:01 pm

Thank you Samantha! There are so many flare options I am sure once you start with the flare trend you will quickly accumulate many pieces! Can’t wait to see what you pick!

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Racquel John January 18, 2017 at 7:34 pm

Both outfits are amazing! Yes, it’s all about the flare, and that jacket is so cute. Love the dress as well!

-Racquel
http://www.Purposely-You.com

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dailykongfidence January 18, 2017 at 11:02 pm

Thanks Racquel. You gotta love the flare, right? I hope you have a great week babe!

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Michelle January 18, 2017 at 7:43 pm

Oh. My. Gosh. Love that jacket. And that velvet dress is pretty amazing too. LOVE!
XO
http://www.lehoarder.com/

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dailykongfidence January 18, 2017 at 11:04 pm

Awww, thanks Michelle! Isn’t the jacket fab?! You can’t help but love the dramatic sleeves. The LBD is also perfect for any occasion and the stretchy velvet makes it oh so comfortable.

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Jenelle January 18, 2017 at 8:34 pm

I love the volume of a flared sleeve. It just feels so cool to wear. This coat is so nice!! Such a find!
xx Jenelle
http://www.inspiringwit.com/

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dailykongfidence January 18, 2017 at 11:06 pm

Thanks Jenelle! Flares are one of my favorite trends from last year and they make for the perfect look!

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Carolyn January 18, 2017 at 9:01 pm

work those sleeves! both pieces are so dramatic and chic!

http://heyprettything.com

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dailykongfidence January 18, 2017 at 11:06 pm

Hi Carolyn! Love flared sleeves because they do all the hard work for me since they look so good! =)

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Jen January 18, 2017 at 10:47 pm

OMG I am obsessed with the flare trend! Whether it’s the bell sleeves or cropped flares or tiered bells. It just adds so much dimension and playfulness into an outfit. That jacket is so unique and gorg, but the velvet dress is jaw-dropping amazing! I love all your flare picks too. There are so many wonderful designs to choose from. Hope this trend stays around!!

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dailykongfidence January 18, 2017 at 11:07 pm

Aren’t they the best Jen?! I totally agree with you and have another flare sweater that I can’t wait to show off. I surely hope this trend stays around too!

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Violette January 19, 2017 at 2:22 am

This jacket is jacket is adorable! I love these sleeves!

http://violettedaily.com

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dailykongfidence January 21, 2017 at 12:22 am

Hi Violette! Thank you so much. I do love my bell sleeves that’s for sure!

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Jadav bhargav January 19, 2017 at 3:46 am

Nice your jakat

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dailykongfidence January 21, 2017 at 12:23 am

Thank you so much Jadav!

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Carla January 19, 2017 at 8:39 am

Oh yeah, it’s all about flares these days, and i love your picks! Your outfits also look on point!

Xo, Carla
http://www.CarlaViolet.com

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dailykongfidence January 21, 2017 at 12:23 am

Yes it sure is Carla! Thank you so much!

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Jo January 19, 2017 at 8:44 am

I am all about the flared sleeves trend too. You look absolutely stunning in both looks. I definitely need that jacket in my life!!!

xo, Jo
http://www.cutandchic.com

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Cindy Elena January 19, 2017 at 9:10 am

I’m loving the bell sleeves trend! Hopefully it’ll last a while because so far it’s been my fav.

xo | Cindy
http://www.boringclothes.com

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Candace January 19, 2017 at 10:08 am

I am have been obsessed with anything statement lately! Tops, sleeves, earrings…just to name a few. I love that jacket on you and how you kept it simple 🙂

http://www.thebeautybeau.com/

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francesca January 19, 2017 at 11:18 am

I love anything flared also! Love both looks but the second is my fave. you look so stunning

francesca
Frank Vinyl : A California Fashion Blog

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dailykongfidence January 21, 2017 at 12:24 am

Hi Francesca, thank you so much. I was taken aback when I received the wrong dress, but I ended up loving it too!

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Thomas Falkenstedt January 19, 2017 at 12:01 pm

That was truly a statement tip and I agree with tip number one about keeping the rest of the outfit clean and let the statement piece shine! Tip number two is also agreed upon. I mean, who wants to see someone look like they ordered the whole look from a catalogue. Play with fashion and mix things, that’s my philosophy. 🙂
xoxo
Thomas

http://thomasfalkenstedt.com

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dailykongfidence January 21, 2017 at 12:26 am

Thank you Thomas! Definitely with flares and statement pieces, you don’t need to add much else. =)

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Danielle @ Follow My Gut January 19, 2017 at 3:45 pm

Those sleeves are something epic and you would seriously stop traffic with that outfit. I love how well lined it all is and how it looks like you are ready to take the day by storm. Can you please do a post showing your closet??

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dailykongfidence January 21, 2017 at 12:27 am

Awww thanks Danielle! The jacket is definitely well made and the quality is amazing. I definitely will keep this piece for a while. Omg, I totally would do my closet but everyone would be so disappointed! My closet is a mess and I am always losing stuff and need to organize. I am waiting for one of my kids to let me turn their bedroom into my closet but they haven’t said yes yet!

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Lady Goldapple January 19, 2017 at 3:49 pm

Whoow this is amazing. Love the flares especially on the coat. You look so chic and very fashionable.
X Charissa
http://www.ladygoldapple.com

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dailykongfidence January 21, 2017 at 12:27 am

Thank you Charissa! It’s hard to resist a good flare isn’t it?

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Deddeh Howard January 19, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Girl I’m loving all these looks but the first look is amazing. Those sleeves are so so cool and I need it now. Great post love

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dailykongfidence January 21, 2017 at 12:28 am

I love how a jacket can make me look cool all on it’s own! That’s what I adore about statement pieces!

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Stephanie January 19, 2017 at 10:13 pm

I’m so on board this whole flare trend train! It’s so much fun! I have never seen a jacket with flared sleeves before, so I totally love that first outfit. The dress is also stunning on you, and I love your tip about not having to conform to what the website/model may have shown – it’s more fun to create your own unique spin on the look anyways! 🙂

Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

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dailykongfidence January 21, 2017 at 12:29 am

I know, flares are fun! Thank you so much Stephanie and I can’t wait to show off some more flare.

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sophie January 19, 2017 at 11:03 pm

I’m also so into the flare trend.I love it.That jacket is to die for.So lovely, so chic, so beautifully made.You look fabulous in both items like you always do.
http://sophieatieno.com

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dailykongfidence January 21, 2017 at 12:29 am

You are so sweet Sophie, thank you! This jacket is definitely a piece I know I will keep and style again!

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Gina Diaz January 19, 2017 at 11:35 pm

Beautiful styling Christine! I am in love with anything flare as well. The jacket is just pure gorgeousness and I am loving it so much!!! thank you for sharing such a wonderful styling tips. Xx, Gina

http://www.artsyrunway.com

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dailykongfidence January 21, 2017 at 12:30 am

Thank you Gina! I hope my styling tips are useful. =)

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Jordan Chapman January 20, 2017 at 12:02 am

Flares are so elegant, but simple aspects of pieces! I love how you’ve pulled it off and I don’t think I can just pick one piece from your list that I love the most, they’re all great!
Jordan xx
http://www.thehatlogic.com

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dailykongfidence January 21, 2017 at 12:31 am

Thank you Jordan. I love a bit of flare in everything and makes picking an outfit less difficult if there is something special about it like flares!

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Josie January 20, 2017 at 9:46 am

oh darling ! You look smoking hot in that black velvet dress with those sleeves! I love both looks and you’re so right, with such amazing sleeves, it’s better to keep the rest of the outfit simple. All eyes on the dramatic details!

Bisous, Josie
http://www.petiteandbold.com

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dailykongfidence January 21, 2017 at 12:31 am

Hi Josie! You are such a sweetheart and I appreciate your kind words. I can’t resist a little drama to an outfit.

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jasna January 20, 2017 at 11:14 am

This flare is gorgeous, they all are 🙂 xx

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dailykongfidence January 21, 2017 at 12:31 am

Thank you Jasna!

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Genevieve January 20, 2017 at 12:59 pm

You are SERIOUSLY killing the flared sleeves looks babe! Wearing them so well. Great post.
xx, Genevieve

http://www.thestylesauce.com

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dailykongfidence January 21, 2017 at 12:33 am

Aww thanks Genevieve! I think the flares do all the work for me. Anyone can wear them and they’ll look amazing!

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wanderlustts January 20, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Yes babe I know what you mean! I’ve been loving flares and bell sleeves – they are just so feminine because they accent curves and accentuate the lines of our body!
I was in love with your jacket the moment I saw you posted on instagram and I had to come over to read your blog post to check out where you got it from haha!!

-wanderlustts
http://www.wanderlustts.com

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dailykongfidence January 21, 2017 at 12:32 am

Thanks so much babe! It’s amazing what a little flare can do right? I am glad you love this jacket as much as I do!

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Jennifer Lee Quattrucci January 20, 2017 at 7:22 pm

My goodness gracious! I am beyond amazed at how fabulous you look in both these looks. I don’t really know why, because I have never seen you look less than 100% outstanding! However, the first look , with the gorgeous flared sleeves and keeping the rest of the look streamlined and simple, is definitely one I will remember and try someday to recreate. The dress is perfect on you and I love how you styled it how YOU wanted to. You are truly an inspiration, always.

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dailykongfidence January 21, 2017 at 12:34 am

You seriously make me blush! You are the sweetest Jennifer and I always look forward to your kind comments. It is people like you that make me love writing posts and sharing my outfits. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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diana January 21, 2017 at 9:08 am

the dress is really a surprise, looks really good on you, i don’t think I can pull it so well as you did. I also loved the top from them. I have been keeping my eyes on this brand.

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dailykongfidence January 23, 2017 at 11:50 pm

Thank you Diana. You totally would love Minusey, they have such fun and amazing pieces!

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EVA January 21, 2017 at 1:41 pm

Hello dear!!!
You know how style perfectly everything. This coat is absolutely cool and very stylish. You looks super with the vevet dress and the nude heels.

kisses from Italy
Eva
http://www.themermaidfashion.com

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dailykongfidence January 23, 2017 at 11:51 pm

Hi Eva, thank you so much babe! You are too sweet!

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Cece Lam January 21, 2017 at 10:43 pm

The sleeves are definitely goals!! So cute how you style everything. You’re looking chic as ever babe!
http://www.cecelam.com/2017/01/palm-springs.html

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Anastasiia Krasko January 22, 2017 at 4:35 am

Looking so pretty and stylish

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Oanna fashionsimbol January 22, 2017 at 6:38 am

Omg so obsessed with your style !! You are really a gorgeous fashionista !!
Kisses from Greece
http://www.oannafashionsimbol.com

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dailykongfidence January 23, 2017 at 11:52 pm

Thank you so much Oanna! I appreciate the love babe. xoxo.

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Atsuna Matsui January 22, 2017 at 3:58 pm

You look so elegant in both pieces babe! I like you how you made the dress off shoulder as well. It definitely gives a basic LBD some character.

http://www.atsunamatsui.com

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dailykongfidence January 23, 2017 at 11:52 pm

Thank you Atsuna, you just made my day!

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Jenn Hanft January 22, 2017 at 8:08 pm

It makes me sad that I STILL haven’t gotten anything with flared sleeves yet. Bell sleeves are seriously making waves through fashion and I cannot believe this jacket!!! It is so perfect and trendy that it’s unbelievable. I need to get one for myself. And that dress? It’s crazy that you received it as a mistake but it turned out being such a great piece. You rock flared sleeves so well!

XO Jenn
http://www.jennsemble.com

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dailykongfidence January 23, 2017 at 11:53 pm

What?! You totally would rock flares…from sleeves to pants!

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Tania Sarin January 22, 2017 at 9:24 pm

love everything about this look! xx

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dailykongfidence January 23, 2017 at 11:53 pm

Thank you Tania. I hope you are having a great week so far!

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Nina Nguyen January 23, 2017 at 8:17 am

Your seriously look AMAZING in everything!!
xo-Nina

http://www.ninalnguyen.com/

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dailykongfidence January 23, 2017 at 11:54 pm

Aww, you are the sweetest Nina! Thank you my dear!

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Jo January 23, 2017 at 9:06 am

When I saw your 1st look on Instagram, I immediately fell in love with this coat. I am all about bell sleeves right now. They add very feminine touch to everything. I think I will order that dress as it will be a timeless piece for many special occasions to come. You always have a great styling tips Christine!

xo,
Jo
http://www.glamfashionbook.com

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dailykongfidence January 23, 2017 at 11:57 pm

I agree, bell sleeves are all the rage and I love anything and everything with a little flare. You would look so gorgeous in this dress Jo!

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Margot January 23, 2017 at 9:08 am

I love your off shoulder dress and your coat with the flare sleeves, so trendy !
xx,
Margot
https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com/

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dailykongfidence January 23, 2017 at 11:58 pm

Thanks Margot! I am obsessed with the flared sleeves in case you couldn’t tell. =)

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Camille January 23, 2017 at 9:35 am

Amazing post, thanks for sharing, I find your style so inspirational 🙂

Camille xo

http://www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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dailykongfidence January 23, 2017 at 11:59 pm

Thank you Camille. I am flattered and appreciate the love.

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Catarine January 23, 2017 at 10:16 am

I love the coat with the flares sleeves, and it looks so good on you. Talking about the dress, i loved it too as it looks so chic.
Love how you’ve style the both pieces.
Have a great week, dear.
lefashionaire.com

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dailykongfidence January 23, 2017 at 11:59 pm

Thank you Catarine! I love the flare in both pieces and think flared sleeves on anyone would look amazing!

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Sarah-Allegra January 23, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Oh woooow, I really adore the flared sleeves on both of your garments! The LBD is so chic and the wool jacket is just gorgeous!

xx Sarah-Allegra
http://www.fashionequalsscience.com

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dailykongfidence January 24, 2017 at 12:00 am

Thanks so much Sarah-Allegra! The jacket is definitely a statement piece and the beautiful details make it so special.

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Yasmin January 23, 2017 at 4:50 pm

You always pick the best pieces and then style them in the most glamorous way. Love that flared jacket – such a statement piece. And that flared dress will last you a lifetime. It’s such a classic dress.

xx Yasmin
http://banglesandbungalows.com

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dailykongfidence January 24, 2017 at 12:02 am

You are too kind Yasmin. I think as long as you style a piece to fit your own look, anyone can make anything look amazing!

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Ashleigh D'Mello January 23, 2017 at 8:55 pm

Yes! There is nothing better than a flared sleeve and you pull it off so well! I need this jacket in my life … what an incredible piece!

Ashleigh x
http://www.ashleighdmello.com

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dailykongfidence January 24, 2017 at 12:03 am

Thank you Ashleigh! I am all about the sleeves…they’re just too fun and fabulous to not jump on the trend!

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Tina January 23, 2017 at 10:41 pm

I’m dying over these incredible sleeves!!! You look amazing in both looks!

Tina
http://www.justatinabit.com

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dailykongfidence January 24, 2017 at 12:03 am

Hi Tina! These sleeves are the best, aren’t they? I sure hope the flare trend is here to stay!

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Manda Lee January 24, 2017 at 8:32 am

I truly love both of these pieces. The flared trend is everywhere so I love when I see pieces like this that are different and slightly more interesting the whats circulating around! You did a beautiful job styling this and you look absolutely stunning babe!

Manda | http://EvocativelyChosen.com

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dailykongfidence January 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm

Hi Manda! Thank you so much! There definitely are a lot of flares out there lately, but these pieces from Minsuey are so unique and the details make them different!

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Dolce Nina January 24, 2017 at 11:30 am

Beautiful outfit gorgeous! xoxo

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dailykongfidence January 24, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Thank you babe!

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Sharon Wu January 24, 2017 at 1:19 pm

Omg that flared trend looks amaaaazing on you girl! You always have the best statement pieces. Loving this look xo, sharon
http://www.stylelullaby.com/beauty/2017s-beauty-favorites/

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dailykongfidence January 24, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Thanks Sharon! I can’t help my obsession with flared pieces and with Minusey! They make the coolest clothes!

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Maryam January 24, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Girl, I’m all about this trend too. I hope it stays for a while. I really like the first jacket you are wearing, it’s so chic.

xo, Maryam
http://www.glamandposh.com

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dailykongfidence January 24, 2017 at 5:21 pm

Me too Maryam, I can’t live without flares. This jacket is a great piece and I love the extra large sleeves on them!

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Jacqueline January 24, 2017 at 5:43 pm

You know I haven’t been able to pick up or figure out how I would wear the flare trend but I love how you gave different options. They all look amazing!!

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Katya January 25, 2017 at 7:57 am

I’ve been all about this trend too! In fact I just purchased a similar black dress and I can’t wait to wear it! Love the jacket featured in your post so much!!

http://stylesprinter.com

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marcy January 25, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Absolutely one of my favourite trends right now!!! So cute and feminine the sleeves in the tops and coats.
OBSESS with you coat and need to have in my life!!!

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Bernice January 25, 2017 at 5:37 pm

Perfect wool jacket! The design is impeccable!

https://www.bunnybernice.com

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belle sansone January 25, 2017 at 7:23 pm

Oh my god that jacket is absolutely AMAZING and so so fashion forward!! I’ve always loved a full sleeve and this is going right on my wish list.
xx Belle

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Jessie January 25, 2017 at 8:23 pm

Love that bell sleeve jacket! It’s so pretty! I’ve seen a lot of bell sleeves tops around, but a sleeve jacket has been the first one! Love it!

xx, Jessie
http://4evajessie.com/on-the-road/

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Darlene January 25, 2017 at 10:21 pm

I always adore your outfit and can’t wait for the next post after one another. I also ordered a similar dress like this and I’m so excited for it to come. i just hope it will look as good as this one. Checking out MINUSEY right now. Thanks so much for sharing it
xxxx
http://www.thenewgirl.me

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Rina January 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm

Loving all your style tips for dressing a dramatic sleeve or flare! You definitely don’t want it to compete with the rest of your outfit, so it makes sense to keep the remainder of the ensemble pretty simple. You have such an amazing style! I really enjoy visiting your blog and following along on Insta!

xoxo Rina
http://www.andshedressed.com

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Camille January 28, 2017 at 6:01 pm

You and me both girl!! I cannot stress enough how obsessed I am with flares right now—very happy with the trends we’ve been seeing so far this year 🙂

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Everest February 2, 2017 at 7:10 am

Mega love for those oversized flare sleeves on the jacket which is very girlie and chanelesques!
I can’t get enough of those flare sleeves and you have picked really beautiful pieces from the collection.

Kisses from Singapore,
Everest
http://www.everestsays.com

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Chloe February 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Wow! Both of these pieces are super unique and fun! I honestly love the LBD though the velvet looks super nice! I definitely need to find a dress with fun sleeves now! 🙂

xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/two-long-kimonos/

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