Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The New Jeans

I have an obsession for jeans. They’re suitable for many different occasions like casual on the weekends, basic for school or work and then more glam, for example detailed pockets, for evening. Like everyone knows the skinnies have been the top jeans trend (almost the only) for the past seasons, and every single fashionista has probably a few pairs. The skinny jeans aren’t the most comfortable and figure-flattering jeans (to most women), so I think it’s time to put them to rest and celebrate other jeans trends, such as wide leg, high waist and coloured.

Wide leg

The celebs have been wearing wide leg jeans a lot and I’m really liking this trend. They’re so much more classy as they go with everything from a T-shirt to a dressy blouse. And they come in such a variety like slim fit, high waisted, sailor style, loose boyfriend fit – I could keep on going. The wide legs are perfect to tuck shirts and tanks in – it defines the waist and gives nice proportions. If you don’t want to tuck-in, a fitted tank top or a shirt is perfect. Whether you’re petite, tall, curvy or slim this look suits almost every size and shape. The best shoes to wear with this jeans trend? A open or round toe pump to add heigth, or flats if you’re tall.

Penelope Cruz, Jessica Alba and Rachel Bilson are all wearing 7 For All Mankind.

Here we have three different styles. To left are J & Company Jeans Hollywood Trouser $163, they have a slightly more form fitting leg that will not overwhelm a slender figure but will still create an elongated leg line. In center are Lux Lightweight Denim Sailor Pant $68. Right are J Brand Malik Premium Denim Wide Leg in Azul $217.

High Waist

Well there are mixed opinions about this trend, but they aren’t as bad as they look. Like the wide leg, they come in different styles and shapes – from 8 inch rise to 14 inches, and from skinny fit to wide leg. It is also great to tuck-in tank or a button shirt wih high waist jeans as with the wide leg. Try to wear this jeans trend the way it flatters your body. If your long and lean you can wear them with flats and a tank top, but if you have curves, high heels and a sexy top is more flattering. The great thing about high waist jeans? They hold in that extra something we tend to carry in our tummy area. But don’t be a fashion victim, if it doesn’t flatter your body or your not confident, dig it. This trend just doesn’t work on every body – even Jessica Simpson with her perfect curves wasn’t rockin the high waist!

Mischa Barton wears her Sass & Bide Hulsey Strutter Jeans with a tucked in shirt and a skinny belt. Gwen Stefani is looking hot in her Stella McCartney’s with a wide belt. Jennifer Lopez rocks her Pepe Jeans with pumps and a sexy white vest.

On left we have basic dark washed Nobody Cult Highwaisted Jeans $200. In center we have Silence & Noise Buttoned-Up Jean $98, also a dark wash but with buttons and more details. On right is Cheap Monday Stretch Skinny Jean $65, gray shade and not sky-high, a great alternative for those who don’t want to take things too far.


It’s a trend I’m afraid to open up to, but when I think about it, it is a welcome change. These jeans are a blast from the past, they originally were worn in the 80’s. They come in all the colors and shades of the rainbow – from spicy red to cotton candy purple. The jeans have to be skinny and styled simple because they are the statement. Beware over-accessorizing as the look gets too complicated, and be careful of what colors you mix – some just doesn’t look right together.

Ashlee Simpson is wearing Ksubi Skinny Zipper Jeans in Royal Blue (Victoria Beckham has also been seen wearing the same jeans), Fergie is in red Judi Rosen jeans and Victoria Beckham is wearing Rich & Skinny Sleek in Emerald.

From left to right: Rich & Skinny Sleek in Marine Blue $189, Rich & Skinny Sleek in Sari Pink $189, Blank Skinny Jean in Red $68.


jackie ♥ said...

love your blog!

fashionistakay said...

Blue is just about the best color for a skinny jean!

Miss EsTher said...

I love skiny jeans they fit perfect with my figure.. the wide legs are super comfortable.. but i dont like the high waist jeans.. i think they look terrible.. just for riscky girls or for girls who have great body!!!

Love colored jeans totally Cool!

skim said...

i absolutely LOVE this blog.

good job.

personally im not a fan of the whole wide leg jean...i think it makes the legs look shorter.

but i absolutely love the colored skinny jean unfortunately they can only be worn by people wit stick legs or its just plain unflattering.

Jennifer said...

I love wide legged pants they are so comfy and the colored skinnies!

discothequechic said...

This post is fantastic!

I love the wide legged trousers, especially the ones Rachel Bilson is wearing. I think she looked so lovely in this outfit.

Not sure about the colourful jeans though, personally, all the wannabe indie kids here in england are already pairing them with their polka dot hoodies and bead necklaces, which is shame, because I like the idea.

S xx

Gloria said...

great post! I'm loving all those styles.

Sunniva said...

I absolutely love this post!!

The high waisted jeans look so good on Mischa, Gwen and Jennifer. I love this trend, but I'm so afraid of wearing this type of jeans since I think my bum looks twice its size :p but I should really go and try a pair..you never know, it might actually look good!

I adore Ashlee Simpson's blue jeans! I really want to buy a few pairs of coloured jeans because I think it looks so cool. Especially red and blue.

Love your blog <3

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Juliet said...

I'm starting to like the high waist -thing, but i think that i still won't be wearing a pair.

juliet xxx

WendyB said...

I like these for high-waisted jeans:
But if you're nervous about the high waist and want to try it out, I recommend something with interesting detail at the waist, which gives it a belted look and less of a high-rise look...Grey Ant has some good options with their "sailor" style and the braided waist style. I got my first pair of high-waisted trousers a couple of seasons ago from Zac Posen and that was a "sailor" style waist. It was a great way to ease into the look.

Diana Coronado said...

Skinyy jeanssss i love them!!

.m. said...

I honestly have a pair of each! Ima a jeans whore, i love wide legged ones especially! Your blog is really great, do you wanna exchange links?

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