Are we forever wearing blue jeans?
Lately, I have been rather neglectful with the blue jeans. I am not exactly sure why. It could be as simple as they have fallen in a mess in the back of the cupboard (dare I admit) or I have become too predictable with the black pants. It is so easy to wear the same piece over and over, especially when it comes to trousers.
I do love my jeans and we are making up.
What I am happy about is jeans have crept up higher in the waist and shortened in leg length. As much as I adopted the low rise, it was a challenge. The whole midriff thing was a difficult one to solve. I am lucky, being short-waisted jeans were never as low as they seemed but still, they had their moments. I hated the feeling of sitting down and worrying my backside would be exposed or my tee shirt might creep up a little too high. I can remember keeping my jacket on rather than risk an indecent exposure.
So a higher waist jean is working wonders.
I’m thinking to myself why I even bothered with a lower rise jean? Fashion is fashion and I am not even going there; I liked them, wanted to play and that was that. I am happy to adapt to the latest and especially when the fashion works in our favour.
Then there is the shorter length and oftentimes slightly wider bottom. I like that.
I find the shorter length looks fabulous with a short boot, a flat or a pump. The little gap, showing the ankles, between the shoe and the jean might not always be the cosiest but it is flattering. Showing a little ankle with a pump is one way to dress up a pair of jeans and get going quickly.
Jeans + Jacket + Pumps is a winning don’t-know-what-to-wear combination.
For the hems, what do you think?
As long as the detail is minor and simple I am happy to wear a “fancier”. My preference is probably still a clean hem or if it is a raw cut, a hem with a minimum of fraying. These are my new favourites; high in the waist, a little front detail, flare in the leg and a plain hem.
How to dress up the blue jean?
I love them worn with the little jean jacket and/or a faux jacket over the top, broken with a tee or a turtleneck underneath. Double denim can look cute if it is accessorised well; if it’s not your thing then the jeans with a simple sweater and coat over the top works just as well.
I am so glad to be back on good terms with the blue jean; how silly of me to forget them. xv
Forever In Blue Jeans
the jean pool
over the top
images of london, pepe jeans 2012
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