I have shouted loud and proud about my Katies jeans on numerous occasions.
Browse my Instagram feed and you will see for youself – I kid you not, they are always on high-rotation!
Oh yep, many a conversation has started over said jeans.
Before we go any further though, I have a little confession to make…
I bought my very first pair of Katies jeans after seeing the gorgeous Sonia Styling rocking hers to perfection.
But until that point, I had never even stepped foot in a Katies store.
I kid you not.
Nope, it just never came on my radar.
I walked on by, with my blinkers firmly in place.
To be honest, when I did eventually venture inside, I couldn’t believe my luck.
Not only did my local store in Maroochydore have the exact jeans (Sonia’s) I was coveting, just sitting there patiently waiting for me to buy them, they were only $49.95
I know, jeans at $49.95 – how is this possible?…if I remember rightly, I think I paid even less than that, as there was also a special promotion.
All I know is, had it not been for Sonia I would have missed out on some fabulously comfortable denim.
Fast forward a few months.
My wardrobe now has three pairs of Katies jeans happily sitting on the shelf.
Jeans that I reach for regularly.
All fabulous, and all very wearable.
These I’m wearing below are the latest edit from the famous Ultimates range.
Tip 1: hot-foot your booty in to Katies asap, as they have just been launched in store – or if armchair surfing is more your thing, they’re online too!
Stripe V-neck Cotton Knit * ( L) $49.95 | Slim Cotton Ultimate * (10) $49.95 | Necklace * last season – all Katies | Shoes: Sandi Leather Wedge $179.00 Country Road | Watch: Sydney by Jord Wood Watches * |
Yes, the Ultimate Denim range has had a makeover – the new collection is now available in cotton stretch (1% elastine). Making them even more comfortable and even more wearable.
Anything made from cotton always gets my vote and always sparks my interest.
When I turned up at my local Maroochydore store to view the range. I headed straight for the darker denim – to my dismay, my size had already sold out!
Now beauties, you know I would normally shy away from anything that puts the spotlight on my butt and thighs right? – No extra emphasis is ever required in that area for me thank you very much 😉
But, thank goodness I had a wee talk to myself and tried these light blue jeans just because.
The minute they were on, I instantly knew that with a touch of clever styling, I could make them work for me.
Firstly, there are no zips involved
You just need to wiggle your bottom around a bit when pulling them on.
The high waist band also means you can wear them with reckless abandon – without fear of muffin-top ridicule.
Your butt is supported and made to look acceptable – well I should let you be the judge of that. But let me just put it out there, my reflection in the mirror didn’t make me run for the hills!
Overall, I was truly impressed.
Hmmmmm yep, they may have even rendered me speechless – as if that ever happens!
Anyhoo, after I regained my composure, I soon realised there were lots of other pieces to complement the new Ultimates denim range.
Katies have also added some rather cute cotton pieces to their collection.
Lightweight cotton jumpers, tees and scarves in classic navy stripes with delicate pops of citrus.
I even managed to find a rather cute denim jacket – which I happen to be quite smitten with!
Because I work in retail, shopping for clothes is not my favourite pass-time.
I’m also not the kind of person that needs help or advice. I don’t need time to agonise if pieces work together because I understand the limitations of my shape.
Before I go to a store though, I always plan ahead by checking out the website first.
I like to visualise pieces that will gel together to make great outfits.
So, just by browsing online before I walk into store, I’m able to put outfits together toot-sweet
Tip 2: Don’t buy just a top or pants on their own, try to make a complete outfit (with the exception of basics of course) unless you are super confident with styling.
Once I arrive in store, I take a second to quickly scan my surroundings. I’m only ever interested in the newest stock drops.
I understand a retail layout, which means I can head for the latest stock without too much time-wasting.
Tip 3: The latest collections will always be in key locations. Closest to the door and the front of the store.
In both the jumper and the denim jacket I’ve intentionally sized-up to either a L/14
I wanted them both to look soft and relaxed to balance out the lightness of the jean.
For me, the jumper works best with some length anyway – it also takes the emphasis off my widest part (thighs and butt) and because the jumper is a fine cotton knit it doesn’t add extra bulk.
Tip 4: Never be afraid to size-up to create the best overall look.
The same with the jacket, the size 12 fitted well, but I didn’t want it to look snug and too short which would naturally draw more attention to the junk in my trunk 😉
The jeans are a size 10 and super comfortable. The zip-less design works like a dream under tops and shirts.
Everything is cotton, everything super comfortable and everything will be coming to ProBlogger with me – which is high-praise indeed!
Are you a Katies Girl? Own a pair of Ultimate jeans?
*items gifted to me for editorial consideration a per my disclosure policy
Linking up with Kimbalikes today for Wardrobe Wednesday