I am probably the biggest fan of skinny jeans of all time. However, I was convinced that the come back of flared jeans is like the fresh air to our fashion world. Flares are back from the seventies with a vengeance, though, trouncing down the runways and on the streets on the legs of editors, bloggers, and god knows who else. Nevertheless, I think skinny jean has dominated the fashion world for too long that it became a little boring. It's time for something different. The one thing I like about flared jean is that I can cheat. It allows me to hide my heals and thus makes my legs look so much longer. I was hesitant about wearing flares but once I slid into a few pairs, suddenly my legs were longer, my waist was slimmer, and I actually looked dressed.
An interesting way to think about is: if your skinnies are made to blend in, flares are made to stand out. Sure, some styling tricks are required: You have to be aware of your waist (no overly long tops), and a heel really takes the leg-lengthening aspect to exponential heights. So do yourself a favor and try it.