1. Know your body type and be willing to experiment to find what works for you. Curvy women look amazing in tapered jeans and straight leg as opposed to an extreme skinny. Taller gals can (and should) pull off flare-leg jeans with ease.
2. Shop for jeans with a bit of stretch to achieve a snug fit without feeling uncomfortable. The best jeans can be worn in the office, out around town, and on the even plane!
3. As a general rule, avoid super low rise jeans. Be sure they have at least an 8″ rise from crotch to waist band. Even if you’re thin, low rise aren’t flattering and they don’t provide enough coverage of your backside when you sit down.
If you’re into boyfriend/drop-crotch jeans but don’t want to go outside looking like a Gwen Stefani fan from the early ’90s, there’s a way to pull off the look in a sophisticated fashion.
Redbook says, “Boyfriend jeans (baggy and cuffed) are the trendiest right now but can be sophisticated, too — just avoid the torn, ultra-distressed, low-rise styles that scream “teen.” They’re also versatile: Dress them up with a tailored shirt and heels or down with flats and a favorite tee.”
1. MiH Jeans Phoebe Slouch Leg Jeans 2. Joe’s Jeans Easy Ankle Jeans 3. Madewell The Boy Jeans
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Do you have a pair of unsalvageable jeans lying around? Before you throw them away, check out Denim Therapy‘s jeans repair service first. Then, if those beloved old jeans are truly a lost cause, consider repurposing your jeans via this snazzy DIY craft: make your own denim bookmarks. Think of it as a page corner cozy. Or not. It’s your call. This tutorial shows you how to make heart-shaped denim bookmarks—a cool last-minute Valentine’s Day gift—to display your enduring love for your former jeans.
Check out the how-to at The Cheese Thief.
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On our radar today? The Marcy Stop and their ongoing denim-styling prowess. We love how they styled this pair of grey light-wash jeans with maroon ankle boots. The jeans are turned up in a dramatic cuff to accentuate the ankle area and prelude the bold red shoes. We’re loving the jacket and accessories too. Score a similar style with a pair of light-wash grey jeans by Victoria Beckham.
See the full post at The Marcy Stop. Check out this video on how to cuff your jeans for more styling ideas.
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Got an awkward-yet-beloved college sweater clogging up your dresser drawer? Just can’t seem to figure out a way to work it into your wardobe, but don’t want to toss it due to sentimental value? Refinery29 says you can still rock your alma mater if you pair it when some printed jeans (and a few other quirky accessories). We’re loving this idea.
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—Michelle Christina Larsen
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…sound too good to be true? The verdict is a bit hazy, but according to WWD, there’s a new pair of jeans in town that can actually help you lose weight.
One brand, Mohicano Jeans, has aloe vera, vitamin E, amino acids, and enzymes woven right into the fabric — things that supposedly reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks by promoting cell growth, collagen, and elastin. After wearing these jeans for 15 days (don’t lie, you’ve done it before), skin’s hydration should increase by 11.5%. The cosmetic properties are good for about 40 washes, after which you’re left with a normal, though reasonably cute, pair of $85 jeans.
In a trial of 160 women, 2/3 said they noticed a change for the better over the course of four weeks of everyday wear. Other brands work on more or less the same principle and retail in the ballpark of $80 — though not all last as long as 40 washes, like the Eve jean by LeRock and its leg-shaping abilities, which only last for 28 days and retail for a full $275.
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Want to make a glam statement with costume jewelry and keep your favorite jeans in the mix? Good news: it can be done! Katherine Heigl wore a stellar combination of dark wash skinny jeans and statement baubles during a recent coffee run. When wearing dramatic jewels, keep your clothing simple and chic. Her dark knit top is the perfect option.
J Brand Denim Maria high-rise skinny jeans x ASOS Premium Darling Bug Necklace
See her full look below:
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You think the peplum trend is going away? Think again. It Girl Hanneli Mustaparta shows us how to get the look for fall and winter with a few key wardrobe essentials for keeping those flirty ruffles in your street style repertoire. Keep The Beat, Mango‘s style blog, says: “The secret with peplum is to combine it with a skinny trouser, denim or otherwise. The added touch of the gloves gives the look a more feminine edge, while a good heeled shoe streamlines the figure. And we must not overlook the oversized bag either, ideal for carrying all your things.”
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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This fall, pointy toe shoes are back! So, how do we style them with our jeans? According to Glamour Magazine, a fashion DON’T is to wear fall’s pointy toe pumps with your wide leg jeans. Instead, pair your cute metallic or printed pointy footwear with cropped jeans. Whether you agree with this style point or not, do note that cropped and skinny jeans allow you to better show off the straps, such as the Alexander Wang Tati Lizard Print pumps with strappy details, and cut-out details such as the 3.1 Philip Lim Kadie Booties, by not draping over them. And while you’re at it, take a look at a few pairs of skinny and skinny cropped jeans we’ve set aside for you.
1. DL1961 Nina Ultra Skinny 2. Faith Connexion Shany Glittered Mid-rise 3. MOTHER The Looker Glimmer Skinny
—Kathy Ng Hassan
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Recently, Refinery29 featured three ways to wear wide leg jeans, a great go-to jean to transition from summer to fall. We know it’s hard to imagine at the moment, through the scorching temperatures, that cooler days are upon us, but it’s true! These breezy wide hem jeans work well for a casual weekend, or a weekday work outfit; it’s very versatile. Throw on a blazer, slip on some heels, swap in a colorful blouse. Just make sure your job allows you to wear jeans on non-Fridays! What’s great about wide leg jeans is that you can keep wearing them into fall and stretch your denim dollars! Check out the suggested pairings and see if you can’t personalize it even more with your own accessories and favorite footwear.
Loser Tee / Goldsign Seville Wide Leg / Tretorn Canvas Sneaker / Similar: Hat Attack Fedora
See more looks at Refinery29.com.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: fall jeans, Transitional wardrobe, wide leg jeans