10 steps to buying the perfect jeans

Have I told you beauties I’m working full-time again (ok, so its only for the next four weeks, but it still 5 days a week!).

Thank goodness the days are consecutive I say.

I know – what is wrong with me?

And more to the point, why do I always bloody say yes?

Seriously, it took me all of a millisecond to settle myself nicely into my part-time roster at Mimco.

But then again I suppose I did agree to ‘stepping-up’ to cover holidays if/when the need arose… I also suffer dreadfully with a severe case of YESEYitis  which roughly translates to a disease to please  – Come on, tell me I’m not alone? 

So for the next four weeks, my life will flip a very unsophisticated 360 and I’ll revert back to running around like a headless chicken.

If you’re new around these parts, up until last November I worked full-time as a Manager for Country Road. 

My life consisted of blogging most lunch breaks, followed by many late nights burning the midnight oil, while frantically chasing my blogging tail.

So in order for my life to not be a complete train wreck completely fall apart in the next four weeks, I’m trying to be more organised (very difficult for me – I mean who knows what I’ll feel like wearing or blogging about next week 😉 )

But even so, I’ve torn off my spontaneity plaster and even stacked up a few images – I know who even am I?

Anyway, my style personality is built around the classics, which means stripes and denim are always on high-rotation in my wardrobe.

Nail these two items and you’ll never be short of anything to wear again – I promise!

Because with these key pieces covered, the wardrobe possibilities are endless.

10 Steps to Buying the Perfect Jeans

Blue Lapel Vertical Blouse* USD $18.49 SheIn.com | Indigo Skinny Jean* $129 Bohemian Traders | Caviette Fold Over Clutch* $149.00 (Pony/Gold) Nikki Williams | Hayley Necklace from Feather + Oak* | Bracelets all Mimco (on sale now) | Heels: Last Season Windsor Smith

This outfit is me to a T.

Even though I’m a curvy girl, a jeans and shirt always makes me feel good and super confident.

It’s the kind of outfit I would wear almost anywhere.

It would look as good with a ballet flat, loafer or kicks (depending on your style).

Crucial basics to add the mix for A/W

  • Jacket: Linen, Pleather or Leather.
  • Ankle Boots: Flat or Heeled.
  • Scarves: Add your own personal twist.
  • Cardigan: I prefer long length.
  • Tote Bag (I’m currently lusting after that one) for day. Clutch for night.

How to shop for the perfect jeans:

  1. Set aside enough time for shopping. Finding the perfect jeans takes time, which means (unfortunately) you will have to try on lots. If you only have ten minutes to spare, don’t even bother – rushing just won’t produce the goods. You’ll end up either feeling crap about your figure OR buying ill fitting jeans that never see the light of day.
  2. Go alone. Finding the right denim should not be done on a girls shopping day, or with the kidlets in tow, remember you are on a mission to find style and comfort. You need time to observe your butt and thighs, plus only you know if something is comfortable.
  3. Do your research/plan ahead. Start by looking online, also checkout where your favourite bloggers buy their denim from. Make notes on your phone of exactly what shape you are looking for: Skinny (flattering on just about everyone), Straight leg, Bootleg, Wide leg or 70’s flare.
  4. Colour/Wash. Light, dark, black, white or coloured. For thigh and butt confidence, darker shades always win the day.
  5. Sizing. Don’t get hung-up on the size label. Buy the size that fits. Take the size you think you are, plus one either side to the change room.
  6. Be confident with your shape. Don’t let anyone convince you to buy something you’re not happy with. Look in the mirror and ask yourself  ‘do they fit and flatter?’. I’m a true ‘pear’ so I already know before I put one leg in a pair of jeans that my ample ass and thighs need to be disguised BUT, I still make sure they are snug to start with over that area. That way, when they relax (which they will) they won’t add too much extra bulk.
  7. Waist/stretch. Read the labels before you try on. Some jeans contain a lot of stretch (personally I don’t like this, when they ease off and go baggy, it offers little to no support for my generous thighs). Mid or high-rise is the most flattering. Low rise only works on lean figures (I’m yet to see a muffin top that looks attractive).
  8. Undies. Seamless full knickers work best for me in fact, I always opt for nude under denim – not sure why.
  9. Buy online. Now this is not for everyone (although it does work for me). I also prefer to try on items at home where I have everything at my finger tips. Check out a brands retun policy, if it doesn’t scare you – jump riight in – what’s the worst that can happen?
  10. Budget. My denim robe’ contains budget through to designer brands and everything in between. There are so many choices available. If you find the perfect threads at Target – celebrate your triumph and tell your mates *ahem, cough cough* that’s me…I have a denim addiction

Most of all keep an open mind.

 

Pssst…

The lovely folk at Rockmans recently sent me a gift voucher to try their denim.

All of my favourite bloggers have shouted about the Biker Jean so a grabbed a pair, plus a pair of the regular  Indigo Jean and dashed to the changing room. Guess what? I ended up having to take both (I just couldn’t choose).

The Bikers are very much a jegging (super comfy) that’s been made to look like a jean. The regular jeans have fabulous tummy support that I just couldn’t leave on the shelf – yep, it was that good.

 

How’s your denim wardrobe? Care to help a fellow sister by sharing which brand of  jeans you swear buy?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bev,

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