Guest Post: Flared Jeans

Our last (but certainly not least) guest blogger might be a newbie when it comes to blogging, but this graphic designer and major DIYer has got some mad skills! 

Get to know Brit >> 
Britdesign is a lifestyle blog based in Halifax, NS, written by design enthusiast Brittney MacLean.

With a degree in urban design and a background of five years in the beauty industry, she shares her passion of design through blog posts in interior & home decor, diy projects, beauty, and style. She’s a fan of minimalist design, and fills her home with a calm colour palette & neutral décor (and a Great Dane!). Find her at, on Instagram @britdesign, or on Twitter @britdesignblog.

Brit is wearing >>  
Jeans c/o Forever 21. Blouse c/o H&M. Faux Leather Jacket c/o H&M. Animal Print Cuff c/o Chapters Indigo. Geometric Ring c/o Forever 21. Leather Peep Toed Booties c/o Target Canada.

Here’s what she has to say about her look >> 

Happy Spring! I’m Brit, author of local lifestyle blog britdesign, and I am super excited for the opportunity to guest feature on Short Presents and talk style with her wonderful followers (that’s you)! I am a home décor and interior design enthusiast, with a love for style on the side. If you light up when you see adorable typography, and belong to every home décor mailing list in what seems like the world, it’s okay, we should be friends!
I am very much a minimalist, from home décor to my style. I am inspired by clean lines, neutral palettes, and simplicity. My family and friends are always rolling their eyes (in fun, I think…) when they see that I’ve bought another black jacket, or grey shirt- but I say you have to dress in what makes you feel good!
I have learned to embrace my inner minimalist and I love when a fashion trend works with my style, which is why I was ecstatic about this Spring’s “must have” piece: the flared jean (what?! The 70’s style flared jean is back in?!) Yes ladies, rejoice! The very forgiving, flattering, flared jean has come back to enrich our lives with long legs and “cool girl” chic once again! I am 5’4, and I have gone through my fair share of emotionally draining dressing room disappointments when trying to find jeans that flatter my “long torso, short leg” body type (don’t even get me started on skinny jeans, sigh!).

But last week, I slipped into a pair of flared jeans at Forever 21, and could have burst into song at how amazing I felt in them. Even better- they were only $17 (reg. price)! The key to pairing flared jeans is proportion and balance so you end up with a look that’s chic and tailored, not costum-ey and frumpy. I suggest a top with structure. I’ve paired mine with a structured white blouse and layered it with a structured faux-leather jacket. I topped off the look with an animal print cuff to add pattern, a geometric ring for some shine, a structured envelope bag, and a pair of 2” leather peep-toed booties. Always remember, the key to any outfit is feeling good in it!
Will you be sporting a pair of flared jeans this season?

– Brit                                                                                                                                                            

Hope you enjoyed this week of guest posts blog reader! I’ve certainly loved having these amazing girls hang out on the blog all week 🙂 We have so many talented bloggers here on the East Coast I think it’s so important that we showcase them! 

Have a great weekend! We’ll back next week with our regular scheduled posts.

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