Top mistakes we often make when buying jeans
A great pair of jeans has quickly become a wardrobe essential, yet many of us find buying them an absolute nightmare. We often make mistakes when you’re looking for that perfect pair of jeans, and I’m going to share some of the common mistakes I’ve made when shopping.
They say stick with your basic instinct, and this is true when shopping for jeans. If you come across a pair that you think looks amazing on you, trust your initial reaction. We often spend too much time looking in the mirror and analyzing every aspect of our body. We then try and talk ourselves out of it, telling ourselves that the rise it too high/low, the wash is too light/dark, it looks too big/small or we look too short, frumpy or curvy. If you stand there long enough, even the most perfect pair of jeans can start to look less than perfect. When you first try them on, if you feel great, I say go for it.
Pay attention to the rise. In the early 2000’s, it was all about the low-rise jean, but unless you have a long, lean body, this can actually make you look frumpy. A high-rise jean on the other hand can make a petite frame look just as frumpy and short. It’s all about finding that perfect balance. A jean that’s too high or too low can through off the balance of your fame.
The pocket size and placement are just as important as the fabric, wash and rise. If you’re looking for more curve and a bootylishious bum, look for pockets that are slightly smaller in size. A smaller pocket will create the illusion of a larger booty. Watch out for pockets that are placed too low, as this tends to make your butt look longer and flatter. Pockets that are placed too wide on the jean will make your hips and waist look wider.
If you’re unsure of the wash, always go darker. It’s no surprise that a dark wash jean will make you look taller, slimmer and leaner. Everyone really should own a pair of dark or even black skinny jeans. It’s a wardrobe staple and can easily take you from day to night, work to play. It can be dressed up or down, and it’s the perfect go-to denim for all occasions. If you are looking to experiment with different washes, try a light wash that features an even lighter wash of distress down the centre of the jean. This is equally as flattering as the dark wash, as it draws the eye down and creates the illusion of length.
My final tip is to break the rules. I know I just presented you with some general guidelines when looking for that perfect pair of jeans, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow them all. We get so caught up with the rules and what we can and cannot do in terms of fashion, we often forget to have fun with our clothing. Example, while boyfriend jeans may create the illusion of a frumpier body shape, and major distress jeans make you look sloppy to some, that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop wearing them. I love the relaxed fit and the edge distress jeans give, so for me, it’s the perfect pair of jeans for my personal style!
What I Wore- Tee- The Gap, Sweater- Chic Wish, Necklace- TJ Maxx, Purse- c/o Poppy & Peonies, Watch- Clude, Jeans- One Teaspoon, Heels- Zara