With jeans being such a style essential recently, they’re the perfect way to show off your own original sense of style. There’s skinny, flared, mom, straight, slim and more but with all these choices just how do you manage to narrow it down to your perfect pair?? Well, don’t worry, I’ve got you…
I’ve put together a list of a few of my favourite pairs of jeans in a variety of different fits which I’m hoping might help you decide which ones to add to your wishlist!
1. The Mom Jean
High-waisted and tapered, the mom jean is the perfect go-to jean for a great day-wear look. Ideal for pairing with anything from a fitted t-shirt tucked in with a belt to a full over-sized look with a cosy jumper, mom jeans are one of my all time favourite styles. I think I speak for most of us when I say I love anything high-waisted just because they’re so flattering but also comfortable. As a university student I pretty much live in my mom jeans because they’re the perfect throw-on for going to and from lectures on campus.
2. The Straight Leg
The straight legged jean reminds me of the mom jean because they’re usually high-waisted and take a relaxed approach in their tailoring. Again, super versatile and flattering on all heights and body shapes making them an all-round great jean to have in your wardrobe. Another trend that often uses the same straight-leg shape in them are dungarees (overalls) which are also really on-trend for fall and make a lovely layering item.
3. The Culotte
One for you tall ladies out there; culottes are perfect for anyone with longer legs. They’re a very sophisticated jean that can be worn from day to night – especially if you were to buy them in a darker wash. To perfect the look, pair them with some heeled boots as their shortened length usually comes down to about the top of your ankle boots. That being said, culottes also work well with a flat-form trainer or loafer- definitely making them a versatile investment that can make your outfit look incredibly polished if worn correctly.
4. The Skinny Jean
As much as the skinny jean is a classic I do feel like it’s losing its original appeal. With jeans being such a great indicator of personal style, I feel as though the skinny is actually becoming pretty boring and uninspiring nowadays. Luckily there are so many new and great approaches to the skinny jean, particularly the ankle-grazer skinny. Just by cutting off an inch or two from your usual length of jean you can completely transform the look of them. I love pairing the shorter length jean with loafers and a bare ankle – it just creates such a classic and sophisticated look, especially when a blouse and a pair of sunglasses are worn alongside them.
If the skinny is your all time favourite then I would definitely consider maybe DIY-ing an older pair of classic skinnies you already have by cutting and fraying the hems of them – add a bit of flare to your once-was style staple!
5. Speaking of flare… FLARES!
So 70s, so retro; I love a good flare – particularly a kick-flare style. These typically are again shorter in length which work great on those with longer legs but can still be worn by those of you on the more petite side. There’s just something really girly about the kick-flare that I adore, and they look so great with heeled ankle boots. I also find that they’re a lot easier to wear than the full length flare or bell bottom look simply because they can be dressed down. A full length flare is a style that I always think you have to wear with a heel because of the sheer length of them (so, so long) – as stunning as they look they simply aren’t as practical as some of the other styles.
6. The Coloured Jean
I am yet to own a pair of coloured jeans (I’m not convinced they’d be too flattering on my thighs) but I absolutely adore a white or red jean whenever I come across them in a store or catch someone wearing them on the street. If you have a slimmer leg then I’d definitely make the most of being able to pull off a coloured, statement pair of jeans – red is such an amazing colour to rock if you’re feeling a new look, and would look great with a black polar neck in the day or a sheer black blouse for the evening.
Hopefully my list of jeans will help you decide on the perfect fit and style to try. Let me know what you thought in the comments and what your favourite pair of jeans are!