I have held off renouncing my skinny jeans but this season, when I pulled them on, I knew that it was time to move on.
Call it the Boootleg moment, for years we were all wearing bootleg jeans ( I wore Earl) and suddenly we all moved to skinny jeans. I hate to say it, as I loved a skinny but they look dated and I hate the feeling on my legs too, especially after you wear a more roomy option.
I am keeping my favourite pairs, as they will come back but for now I need new jeans!
This is new territory, so I want to experiment first before I spend and get it wrong. Don’t allow yourself to be drawn into all the fads because they are too much work to dress on a day to day basis.By this I mean flares, culottes etc. I have already shared my love affair with Rachel Comey but they will be a Sales purchase for me, as they are so expensive.
The look I want is the higher waist, slim leg look. Having trawled Pinterest it is by far the most flattering alternative to the skinny.
With no help at the moment , two business and the kids to be ferried around I have to be honest my research has been online. I have ordered and returned piles of jeans.
I am focusing today on the cropped, raw hemmed slim fit jeans.
This is the easiest to wear with flats, a lot of boyfriend and girlfriend cuts look best with heels.
So the winner is the good old fashioned Levi. I found the perfect pair of 501 CT with a great crop, in the sale for £57 at House of Fraser. House of Fraser was a tip from Hannah Stafford Taylor and I have been checking their jean selection regularly since. Who ever buys their jeans buys well. I took my normal size, which is a 27. They have so many great jeans on sale but be quick as they are selling out.
With Levi’s, I would recommend shopping around, I bought a pair from Urban Outfitters for £46, which are my favourites, I love the way they have cropped them and they will get better with age. Also check La Redoute. I also found a brilliant pair at SK Vintage, Sara promises me she has lots more coming in.
All I am searching for now is a great oversized tweed coat.
Autumn sorted !