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Jeans are my everything! If I could live in jeans I would. Denim is so universally accessible and inclusive. Everybody can wear jeans— any style no matter what anyone says. It’s just about finding the right pair to fit your body. You can wear whatever style of jeans you want, don’t be discouraged by a pair of jeans that didn’t fit you well. Now you might just have to try on a hundred pairs of jeans before finding the perfect pair, but it’s worth scoring the perfect pair. And then you might just want to buy a few pairs just in case.
My favorite thing about jeans is that you can dress them up or down. They can elevate your look, you can go from basic (running errands) all the way to date night in the same pair of jeans. I am always in awe of how people will take one pair of jeans and pair it with basic T-shirt and sneakers and you’re out the door and then you can swap out the T and throw on a pair of heels and add a blazer and the look has completely transformed. If I could live in jeans I would I repeat if I could live in jeans I would. Sweatpants at home because I need my comfy clothes, but Jeans are all season and year round.
There are a ton of different styles of jeans, but we have 7 basic pairs of denim that most woman should have in their closets like the high waisted jeans, boyfriend, wide leg, straight leg, bootcut, distressed, and specialty jeans like coated denim.
Personally, my favorite style of jeans is a good pair of slightly stretchy, high waisted, distressed jeans from Old Navy. But whenever I wear I get the same reaction from my grandparents—my grandmother says “If my grandmother saw you in those jeans” —-yeah she might not approve since she was born in the 1800s. Ripped jeans were not a look back then. And my grandfather says “did you know your jeans are ripped?” Yes, yes I know and yes I bought them this way. Thanks for asking!
All women should have at least three different styles in their wardrobe for different occasions. Check out below and tell me what are your favorites kinds of jeans to wear! And what are your favorite brands?
Denim Style #1: High Waisted Skinny jeans
I used to hate high waisted jeans. They sounded old-fashioned to me just like bell bottoms. I grew up when low-rise jeans were all the rage, as were belly shirts and belly rings. But things have changed —like my body and now high waisted jeans are my favorite now that my belly button has gone into hiding as I’ve gotten older. higher waisted jeans not only sinch my waist but show off my curves all while leaving my butt crack hidden. Tuck a beautiful blouse into a high waisted pair of jeans and you are ready to go.
Pair with a fitted or loose blouse. Dressup with heels, dress down with boots!
Denim Style #2 Boyfriend/Baggy Jeans
Baggy and boyfriend jeans are not for everyone, but the perfect pair may just change your mind. As a woman with a few curves I didn’t think boyfriend jeans would be my foray, they looked great on other people the way they just hang off their hips, but me (with a booty) not so much. But it’s worth the time trying on a few of the pairs you can get your hands on ( in a store preferably since styles are a real hit or miss).
Pair with a fitted T-shirt and pop on a blazer!
Denim Style #3 Straight leg jeans
After years of the skinny jean reigning supreme the straight leg jean (also kinda considered the mom jeans) is making a huge comeback. Straight leg jeans do not taper at the end of the leg like a skinny style but rather goes down straight to the bottom of the foot from the thigh. They do not hug the body but instead flow away from the body.
Pair with a busier top since the jeans are on the basic side.
Denim Style #4 Wide Leg Jeans
The wide leg jean style is making a comeback this season. People are expanding past their skinny jeans and are looking to the past decades for inspo and wide leg jeans are everywhere right now. Wide legs jeans are fitted to the body and then flow away from the body at the top of the leg to the bottom of the leg.
Pair with a tank top and sandals.
Denim Style #5 Bootcut And Flared Jeans
And then there are the bootcut jeans. This style hugs the body from the hips down to the knees and the jeans then widen away from the body from the knee down. The jeans were made for boots,obv hence the name. Flared jeans (bell bottoms) are similar to the bootcut jeans but flare out considerably more than bootcut jeans—-just like a ‘bell’—-get it bell bottoms! This will forever remind me of the Navy!
Obviously, pair your bootcut jeans with boots and a fitted white top.
Denim Style #6 Distressed Jeans
Some like distressed or ripped jeans and others will hate it—-I own several pairs. Distressed jeans are often ripped jeans most commonly around the knees but some have to taken their frayed hems to the extreme. My distressed jeans usually have ripped knees are some smaller ‘acceptable holes’ but we’ve all seen those crazy distressed jeans. Choose a pair to your ripped desires.
Pair with a basic bodysuit and a few accessories like a few necklaces for a cool look!
Denim Style #7 White/Colored Jeans/Coated Jeans
For a little something different you need to pick up white or colored jeans. I have a pair of tan, white, black and green jeans. Its always good to have a variety of jean colors when you want to do something a little different than the classic denim blue color. Colored jeans are great for when you want the comfort of jeans but with a twist!
Coated jeans are great for A night on the town or a special occasion, with a bit of extra flair. I have a pair of coated jeans from H&M that I wear to elevate my look. Although I love blue denim there are just some places you just can’t wear them to and that’s where coated jeans come into play.
Pair with a basic T and sneakers or with heels for a dressed up look.