Lilyful Top (old, similar here), Joe's Skinny Jeans,
Green Purse (boutique in Paris, similar here) , and Steve Madden Slides
Now that cooler weather is here, jeans are going to slowly start becoming more and more a part of my wardrobe. I thankfully get to wear jeans to work, so it is important for me to find the perfect pair in fit and color. I am going to share some tips to help you find the perfect skinny jean.
For me, the most important aspects to look at when shopping for jeans is fit, fabric, and wash. Growing up, I feel like I always fought with trying to find a jean that fit me perfectly and always ended up settling for just throwing a belt on it. Ladies, let me tell you that the perfect fit is out there for you and do not settle!!
Here are the three things I look at when finding the perfect pair of skinny jeans:
I came across a pair of Joe's jeans at Nordstrom and decided to give them a try. They were the perfect fit. They hugged my waist line and could fit around my butt and upper thighs without being too tight. The right here was a miracle! Do the "sit down" test, and sit down on the bend/chair in the dressing room. Make sure that the back of your waist is not gaping, and that the zipper area is not riding up too much or making any bunching that looks bad. Here is also the perfect opportunity to try on low rider, mid waist, or high waisted jeans to see which height you prefer and look best in. I personally like the mid waist that normally hits an inch or so below my belly button.
This is something that most people blow over because it is hard to "see" when in the fitting room. When trying on jeans, they should be tight. Let me say that again, your jeans should be tight in the dressing room. This is because jeans are made of mostly cotton and will stretch as you wear them. I have also found that the quality of the jeans makes a big difference on the amount of stretch and just overall quality that lasts longer after every wash. This is why I splurge for a pair of Joe's jeans because they have consistently been a reliable brand that does not over stretch and holds up after mannnnyyy uses. If the jeans are creating that bunching or are puckering up near the zipper area, this means that the jeans are too tight,
I have found that the most flattering wash on most body types is dark wash. I tend to stick to a dark indigo that has no fading or whiskering lines. If you do want to go with a lighter wash, make sure that any fading is at a natural wear point. Meaning, make sure that the wear marks are placed where your jeans should naturally start showing some fading. I tend to steer clear of back pocket fading or middle thigh fading. This does not flatter in my opinion. I do however, like the small whiskering lines horizontal just below the front pockets. If you look closely you can see those "crease" lines in my photos. This is naturally where material will crease when sitting down.
A born and raised Southern girl who's wanting to inspire every women through style and beauty while living in the big city of Los Angeles.