|(L) H&M Boyfriend Jeans
At $39, here is your chance to try out boyfriend jeans. Love the light shade.
(R) H&M Jean Shorts
Offered in white, blue, black and grey flower pattern for $20.
|(L) H&M Slouchy Pants
Slouchy pants are in – perfect for inverted triangles and pear shaped women.
(R) H&M Dress Pants
Simple, basic black pants with a slim leg. It’s surprisingly difficult to find dress pants that aren’t wide, these are worth checking out!
Nordstrom anniversary sale provides an excellent opportunity to stock up on premium denim and quality pants that may usually be out of your price range. I find some clients have a hard time paying more than $100 for pants or jeans and with this sale many pants dip below that threshold – Take advantage of this, especially if you live in jeans!
| (L) Wit and Wisdom Black Jeans (R) Kut from the Kloth Jennifer Knit Jeans
If you are a jeans gal, you need a pair of black denim. Here are 2 great, affordable options.
| (L) rag & bone twill legging(R) J Brand ‘8112 Mid Rise Skinny Jean
The rag & bone twill leggings are soft and the color is perfect for Fall. Runs small so size up 1 or 2 sizes. J Brand offers very flattering jeans but often pricey. Here’s your chance to try them out at a lower cost.
| (L) NJDJ Boyfriend Jeans(R) Kut from the Kloth Mia Jeans
NJDJ brand isn’t known for being young and contemporary but these boyfriend jeans are surprisingly modern and flattering. They have a tighter fit than the usual slightly oversized boyfriend jeans, great for those of you who don’t like the saggy butt look. Kut from the Kloth makes many of my clients super happy. I recommend trying them out – Note, you may need to size down.
White can be intimidating – so easy to stain, sometimes see-through, and then there’s the myth that only slender women can wear them (not true! see previous post: light colored jeans)
Depending on how they’re styled, white jeans can look sophisticated, cool, classic, urban, edgy, bohemian. It’s a blank slate that can be worn with any color. Here are 6 examples of white jeans worn with style to give you inspiration – Vote below on your favorite!
Sources: #1 kendieveryday.com / #2 Source Unknown / #3 extrapetite.com / #4 elfsacks.com / #5 source unknown / #6 lookdepernille.com
What do you think? Will you be keeping a lookout for white jeans? Which style do you like the best?
The colorblocking trend has been around for a few years and it’s morphing into specific variations. You’ve probably seen the contrast colorblocking sleeves in tops, sweaters, and jackets. Now we’re seeing just the cuffs in a contrast color and not only in tops but also cuffed jeans! The color is often bold and bright, but subtle contrast colors are also available.
Some considerations when styling this look:
- Low contrast and neutral contrast colors will be easier to pair with other colors. Be careful not to choose a contrast cuff color that doesn’t easily compliment with colors in your closet. You may end up with an item you don’t wear.
- If the contrast cuff is a bright color, consider keeping the rest of your outfit neutral.
- This trend is appropriate for the office and it lends itself to a professional environment (see the third top shown below as an example). I haven’t seen the cuffed pants in dress pants/non-jean options, but I wouldn’t be surprised if those become available in the Fall.
- Contrast cuff tops can be worn peeking through scrunched sleeves of blazers or jackets. This allows the pop of color to be visible and can add visual interest to a professional outfit.
Contrast cuff tops
Contrast Cuff Jeans
My verdict: I’m really loving the effect. It adds a simple, sophisticated twist to an otherwise basic item. I’m keeping an eye out for contrast cuff jeans or sweater to add to my Fall wardrobe.
Sunny days and hot weather call for lighter clothing, not only in weight but in also in color. The lighter color reflects light to keep you cool and gives off a light-weight, airy vibe that matches Summer weather. While I love darker clothing and gravitate towards black, I have to admit that darker jeans can come off as serious and heavy when it’s warm outside.
Below I’ll break down several different options for lighter jeans. If white is too light for you, check out how to wear the classic light blue jeans or a modern colored jean:
Light blue jeans
The classic light blue jean can be worn with pretty much anything. From white to black, any color will work and there is even a denim-on-denim trend right now, so a denim shirt is not off limits. During the Summer, I especially love light blue jeans paired with grey, other shades of blue, and white. Boyfriend jeans are a great way to make the look more interesting and fresh.
People are often scared of white jeans, thinking that they’re only for skinny women. This is not the case! The key is to find thicker white jeans so that underwear and pocket linings don’t show through in the bright sun and to size up. Sizing up will minimize creasing which is more noticeable in white jeans than other colors because the shadows of the creases are more accentuated against the white.
If you have a strong shoulder line and small hips, white jeans will add bulk to your bottom half and even out your proportion. Those of you with larger hips and smaller upper-body (myself included!) need to be careful not to wear form fitting or darker tops with white jeans as it will create a bottom heavy look.
Colored jeans in modern colors
The colored jean trend is still going strong after several years! This Spring, you’ll see a lot of mint, blush (light pink), and pastel colors that can easily serve as a fresh alternative to the class light blue jeans. You can pair these colors with each other or with white, grey, and light blue. A striped, gingham or polka dot shirt could also be worn to add pattern to the look.