Skinny cuts have, for years now, dominated the fit of our trousers. But this is the year of the flare.

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Skinny cuts have, for years now, dominated the fit of our trousers. But this is the year of the flare.

Go ahead and let your inner flower child out because there are definitely some looks reminiscent of bell bottoms.

Not into the groovy fashions of the ’70s? Fret not. There are also more subtle cuts that provide a modern interpretation of the trend.

Here are four styles of flares for fall.

BOOT-CUT

If it’s hard to let go of your skinnies, start with a pair of boot-cut jeans to let your calves breathe again. The newly redesigned Levi’s 715 Boot Cut Jeans ($78 at levi.com) come in a flattering dark wash with an elongating fit. Pair them with a white oxford and a patterned scarf for a relaxed, classic look on casual Fridays.

Levi’s 715 Boot Cut Jeans, $78
Levi’s 715 Boot Cut Jeans, $78

CROPPED

Combine two of fall’s favorite pant trends in one look: Cropped denim with wide-leg flares. Pilcro’s Stet Cropped Flare Jeans ($158 at Anthropologie) are made with high-quality denim, and dress up with a pair of heels and a fitted turtleneck.

Pilcro Stet Cropped Flare Jeans, $158
Pilcro Stet Cropped Flare Jeans, $158

Or modernize your work look with polished crops, such as Topshop’s Monochrome Flare Trousers ($75 at Nordstrom). A subtle herringbone print balances the trendy length for sophisticated style.

Topshop Monochrome Flare Trousers, $75
Topshop Monochrome Flare Trousers, $75

BOHEMIAN

If you’ve been waiting to go all-out boho-chic, now is your chance. Take the summer music festival vibe into fall with the h.i.p. Crochet Detail Knit Flare Pants ($34 at Nordstrom) in rich burgundy with crochet detailing under the knee.

Crochet Detail Knit Flare Pants, $34
Crochet Detail Knit Flare Pants, $34

In denim, go for hippie-luxe with worn-in flares such as the Dittos Joan High Rise Flares ($89 at Free People). The light-washed pair takes style cues from the Summer of Love without looking like a Woodstock costume.

Dittos Joan High Rise Flare, $89
Dittos Joan High Rise Flare, $89

HIGH-WAISTED

For a super-long line, combine a flared bottom with a high waist. The seaming on the sailor-inspired INC High-Waist Slim Flare Pants ($79.50 at Macy’s) adds even more length.

INC High-Waist Slim Flare Pants, on sale $79.50
INC High-Waist Slim Flare Pants, on sale $79.50

Go anywhere in the Madewell Flea Market Flares ($135), which look cool and polished with a flannel shirt or chunky-knit sweater.

Madewell Flea Market Flares, $135
Madewell Flea Market Flares, $135