If there's one denim style that's ramping up to be essential among the fashion-and-celeb crowd, I bet it would be flare jeans. The retro silhouette had a strong presence on the S/S 20 runways thanks to brands like Celine and Michael Kors, and style setters have continued adding them into their rotations for months now. Naturally, one of my chic friends has taken notice and is interested in testing out flares in her day-to-day this spring and summer.

While I directed her to this piece on some of the key cuts to try on, she was also curious about which items pair well with the jeans. So I sent her a few street style snaps showcasing some of my favorite outfits with flares. The common thread? They all featured fresh and trendsetting basics to complement that statement-making nature of the jeans. If you too are all about flare jeans right now and on the hunt for the simple pieces to wear with them, keep scrolling to uncover the basics I think work flawlessly with the It denim silhouette of the moment.