Do you wear the trifecta of jeans?
Or do you stick with traditional blue?
I am asking because the black jean is back in full fashionable glory and I had forgotten them.
I don’t think I have worn a pair of black jeans for years and years. Every shape, size and colour is folded in my closet; the blues, several styles in white (love) but nothing in a black jean. Yet, I have more pairs of black pants than I care to mention; the fact they look very much alike is even more embarrassing. I guess when you find something that works, why break order.
The blues I wear with everything.
I like them baggy and I wear them skinny.
The whites I mostly mix with black.
A black tee or sweater and blazer, even a 3/4 coat is a great look with a white pair of jeans and a pair of loafers.
But black jeans?
Yes, I think I will and they are coming out in every style. The slightly bootcut/merest hint of a flare cut above the ankle is the one of interest to me right now. They style up well with a pair of ankle boots – especially those with a chunky heel and they are super comfortable.
Then there are the narrow legs and the skinnies. These will always be my go to and now I am finally succumbing to the higher waist – thank goodness. It was a challenge when low cuts were the go. The middle spread is not quite as obedient as it once was.
And black leather jeans?
Yes, I am going there too. Leather pants were something I resisted for some time but when they are like leggings I wear them. These are amazing.
They might be jeans but they are so much more than jeans.
Age and wearing jeans?
Jeans are one of those perfect pieces to transcend age. As long as they fit and look right, wear them.
I don’t buy into a certain age equating with what we can and can’t wear. What we wear is about our unique personal style and us as individuals. Some girls never wear jeans from a very early age and some wear them all their lives.
The real key is in knowing what suits and adapting accordingly.
What we wear and this applies as much to black jeans as everything else, is not about age. The art of dressing is about shape and size and it is about our likes and dislikes. I know women with the perfect figure for a pair of skinny jeans and yet they would never wear them because they don’t feel comfortable. Knowing our comfort zone with fashion is the way we create our ideal wardrobes. Sometimes it is important to shake the boundaries but it is never worth feeling self-conscious or awkward.
Feeling “not you” in an outfit is one way to kill an evening out.
What to wear with black jeans?
Let’s get out our black leather jackets and our tuxedo jackets. Or what about the longer style velvet kimono style coat?
I am thinking black jeans (pick your style), longer white shirt and biker jacket. Short boots, because it’s getting chilly here and maybe a thin cashmere sweater over the shirt when the leather jacket is not enough. The same thoughts apply with the tuxedo style blazer or even a pinstriped blazer.
Come November and December, the lighter jackets will be swapped out for a parka or an overcoat.
Other than the white shirt?
I love a silky blouse worn with jeans – one with a higher almost Edwardian look – in white or even black.
An oversized sweatshirt or cashmere sweater for weekends is perfect with a pair of black jeans, as is a great tee or turtleneck.
Black jeans, like their blue and white counterparts, are a brilliant addition to the wardrobe. They look super current and of course are figure flattering in darker denim.
Not to mention putting together an outfit is a no-brainer.
With these jeans we are winning. xv
Style Notes: I Am Calling The Black
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