So usually if you spot me in denim jeans, they'll be high waisted and super skinny, well it's nice to break things up now and again right? Well yes there is still one pair which are skinny, I just couldn't help myself! For these three jeans I opted for different vibes to the styling, relaxed, retro and chic. Let me talk you through them below.
For me these relaxed, laid back boyfriend jeans break the norm from my usual preferences of high waisted and skinny, I have a long torso and short legs so my usual ideal of the high waisted skinnies gives the illusion of longer legs and more of a balance to my shape. But I do feel sticking with my go to of a cropped top there is still a good balance to my proportions, as it helps shorten my torso and flashes the waist to still give me some shape. If anything these jeans hit you at such a good point they actually make your waist look even smaller! If you worry that a low rise will make your legs appear shorter then simply add heels, strappy ones work so well with these.
For this outfit I played on contrasting textures and patterns, the speckles in the cardigan, the rib detailing on the top against the rips in the jeans. I think they all tie in well together for their muted earthy tones.
I feel I'm channeling Hey Claire vibes, laid back but still very much girly with the minimal heels and statement necklace. These jeans also look amazing with boots, just make sure the roll sits above the top if you're wanting the illusion of a bit more length to your leg.
These are seriously versatile jeans, dress them down with a relaxed plain white tee tied at the bottom, trainers, few bits of jewellery and you'd good to go for that "hardly made an effort but looking awesome still" look. I think the wash is perfectly suited to this style, looks laid back and goes with everything. To me I could easily see a girl rocking them in LA with a plaid shirt tied around her waist.
Now these flared jeans are so flattering! I really feel the flare helps slim down the appearance of the tops of your legs and makes your butt look amazing too! These ones in particular are regular waist, but due to their length I didn't mind as they make your legs look super long anyway. They do also have these in a high waisted option if that's your preference. I almost opted for a cropped white long sleeve turtle neck but couldn't resist going for double denim! This trend is very in at the moment, previously feeling quite 80's/90's but with those flares it's very much in the 70's! I think contrasting shades of denim work best for doubling them up as it helps prevent them becoming matchy matchy.
This outfit feels like it's very considered and the most mature of the three. I feel it's something blogger Negin Mirsalehi would wear, someone who's style I'm becoming obsessed with lately btw! I think these denim shades go so well with brown, although now I need to get a bag to go along with it. Ah yes that certain brown designer bag everyone is getting would go rather nicely, I can dream right!
For a more boho look you could wear a white floaty long sleeve top and add a fedora for a more girly take on the flared jean. For a festival you could opt for bralet and braid your hair, as your legs would be covered you could get away with showing a little more on top you see ;)
Now for us shorter ladies you'll have to find your tallest heels to wear with these as they do come up long, but then oh my do they make your legs look good!
The Shaping Skinny Jean
These shaping skinny jeans are an absolute delight to me as they come in different leg lengths, hallelujah! 30inch, 32inch, 34inch, they got your covered! If they are still a little too long, no worries just fold them up inside or roll them up depending on your desired look. If they come up a little short, that looks awesome too and helps make your legs look longer!
If you're wanting jeans to help suck you in then these are amazing, if you aren't necessarily looking for that, but want skinny jeans to actually retain their shape, then these jeans are amazing. My main struggle with the never ending search for the perfect pair of skinnies is that after a day of wearing them or a few hours of sitting in them they stretch out so bad. But these have got you covered!
I wear black skinnies so often for everyday looks, so thought I'd try a more smart yet casual outfit this time. Dressed up easily with a shirt and heels, but adding a pop of colour in through the jacket to keep it fun. What I love about black jeans is that they are a great base to build up an outfit from, I'd go as far to say they are the most versatile jean out there. They go with everything, will forever be in fashion and are so easily dressed up or down, for day or night.
As they are so form fitting and flattering I like to wear these with looser fitting tops tucked into the jeans, this also helps make your waist appear smaller, adding more shape to your figure.
You shouldn't be afraid of trying out a new jean style, lets embrace opening up our wardrobes to something new, creating new outfits and pushing our own personal style a little.
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