I love the long and lean shape that a good pair of flared jeans creates. While skinny jeans are an easy, go-to option which don't require much thought to footwear, they are nowhere near as flattering as flares.
My biggest tip for wearing flared denim is to pick out your shoes first, and then build your outfit from there...and heels are a MUST! Heels are important because they help elongate your legs and keep the look sophisticated. I usually opt for a pointier toe with flared denim.
I paired the flares with a striped long sleeved shirt and this cozy cape from Forever 21. I love the faux leather lined sleeves which makes for the perfect compliment to the black bag.