Thursday, September 26, 2013

Plaid, Stripes & Leopard

As we head deeper into the fall & winter months, it goes without saying that perfect fitting skinny jeans are absolute must-haves for the season.  They are easy to dress up, simple enough for weekend wear & fit sleekly under your favorite knee-high riding boots.  But, if you're anything like me, finding some that are both comfortable & flattering can be a real challenge.  After much trial & error, I've discovered a few key things to look for when shopping for your ideal pair (in addition to a good fit): 

1) Stretch
Arguably, the most important component in skinny jeans - a good pair will have just the right amount of spandex to pull you in and will hold their shape after several days of wear.  These jeans feel like the denim version of Spanx (in the best way possible) and to prove they won't fall victim to "baggy-knee-syndrome", we took these pictures after I'd worn them all day long.

2) Length
This is crucial for creating a flattering silhouette - the ideal length for wearing with pumps, ankle boots & flats alike is for jeans to hit just above your ankle bone.  This shows off the smallest part of your leg and slims the overall appearance.  Thankfully, this pair comes in regular, short, long, tall & petite so you are guaranteed to find the right inseam for your height!

What I'm wearing:
Forever 21 shirt (similar here or here)Zara Plaid ScarfArk & Co. Vegan Leather Blazer c/o LuLu*s, Forever 21 sleeveless trench (similar here or here), c/o Old Navy RockStar Zip Ankle Skinny Jeans (on sale + extra 20% off using code ONGIFT; recommend sizing up)Nine West Panto Loafers, ALDO satchel (similar), Michael Kors watch (similar), Bracelets: Vintage & Forever 21 (similar), ASOS ring (similar), c/o Jeweliq earrings, Lips: L'Oreal Colour Riche True Red 
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Megan said...

I'm on the hunt for a new pair of jeans this season. I love the dark wash of these! May have to go check them out. I adore your jacket as well!
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Judy said...

I love this look, every last bit of it. From the crisp trench blazer to the animal prints flats to the perfect accessories. I'd love to be able to put this exact look together right now and wear it in a minute!