For me, my love affair with the super skinny, super stretchy jegging-type jeans ended a while ago with the re-dawn of the mom style jean. However, skinnies are flattering particularly with a high waist. (I wouldn’t wear any other waist), I continue to wear mine as I’m not quite ready to give them up completely just yet. They still have their place in my wardrobe. Mine are Topshop Jamie high-waisted ankle grazer. I have particularly skinny legs and minute ankles and so I’m not certain these flatter my legs too much, perhaps it’s time to let go. Every fashionista out there knows they’re so last week, don’t they?
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The Levi’s Wedgie
Recently I became aware of a certain ‘wedgie’ style jean, from Levi’s. As seen on Kylie Jenner and probably made famous by her for obvious reasons. Basically, they give you a wedgie (jeans style, not your knickers) this is a good thing as it lifts and separates the butt (hate that word) cheeks, thus giving a lifted effect. They also hug the waist and hips with a high waist. They’re not skinny style. Sound perfect right? Well, I’ve become fixated on these and so I will have a pair very soon, just not quite yet! I’m still pondering over which wash to get etc. Also, I need to make sure I the right fit as I hear you should downsize. I may have to try some on in an actual store first before I inevitably buy online I suppose. Buy direct from Levi’s.
The Straight Leg
These remain on-trend for this season and I’m obsessed. If you don’t own a pair already, what are you thinking girl? High-waist of course. Mine is a darker wash purchased from Asos (pictured) It’s a difficult thing to get the right balance between slim and loose. Those pictured above are perfection. Now I’m not the biggest fan of the ‘kick out’ at the back of the ankle which is generally seen from the side whilst wearing straight legs jeans, (you know, don’t you) this annoys me so much that I dig out my sewing machine and sew a short tuck right at the hem.
This isn’t visible and seems to cure the problem sufficiently. Sewing skills I honed as a child where I would sit at my mother’s sewing machine making trousers from sheets, running the machine up and down the inseam a dozen times before getting the desired width in a bid to increase my wardrobe. These days, I still alter my clothes and find it’s a great way of updating certain pieces which would otherwise find themselves on a plane to Outer Mongolia.
The Cropped Flare
It’s still a definite NO to bootcut. However, a different take on those is the flare, no, not 70’s style but kind of in between. Cropped or ankle-length to keep them up to date. These look cute with sandals or plimsolls. I prefer lighter denim or a vintage wash for the warmer months so these from Madewell are the perfect casual look which I love. Pair them with a simple tee and casual blazer, or a loose-fitting shirt. Equally gorgeous!
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What’s your ‘”Jean style” for this season?