FM40 Style - Jeans
Coat, Nicole Farhi / Jeans, Topshop Jamie / Boots, R&B / Scarf, M&S / Jumper, J Crew / Hat, PoppyLondon
My daily outfits 99% of the time consist of jeans, I have designer brands such as J Brand and MIH, but my favoured pairs are from Topshop (apart from my Zara distressed skinny pair, which I normally wear day in, day out, come summer) I wear my Topshop Jamie jeans that much I wear them out!!
I need new jeans desperately and last week I took many different styles into Topshop's changing room. I find trying jeans on stressful ....... squeezing my mummy tummy into them, do they fit, are they flattering, will they stretch too much after a wear or two? I have to say Topshop jeans are the best skinny jeans I have found for retaining their shape.
Apologies in advance, there are no changing room photos, I am not that brave, I am totally stressed when trying jeans on and my midriff is no pretty sight to show off!! So, my reviews are words only ..... sorry x
I have been admiring the busted knee jeans and Topshop have this trend in abundance in all their different styles.
Firstly, I tried on my favourite style Jamie. I am such a major fan of these jeans, as are the editors of French Vogue.They are high waisted, so no muffin top, they keep their shape, I give them more or less top marks. My only gripe with them, is when I am wearing a shirt and I want it messily tucked in, the rise is too high.
Next pair to try on were the Leigh. I would say they are the exactly the same cut as the Jamie, even though they are described as mid-rise, I found no different with the rise compared to the Jamie. The major different with the Leigh is that they are made of a thinner denim, which is very soft, perfect if you want a cooler material in the summer. My preference is still the Jamie style, I like the thicker denim as I feel more held in and less exposed, if that makes sense.
I do need a jean with a mid-rise aswell as my favoured high rise, so I can wear t-shirts and shirts messily tucked in. Which brings on my next review of the Baxter. I have owned a pair Baxter jeans in the past, at the time I was still carrying excess baby weight and I didn't find they fitted my shape, I had problems with the waist, always hutching them up and they had funny knee alignment on my little legs. I tried a smaller size on this time and thankfully the fit was a lot better than I remembered, could they be the mid-rise jeans I am after? Topshop say the Baxter are a more comfortable, generous skinny, the jury is still out with me ........
I wanted to try on their boyfriend style, Hayden, but they didn't have my size. I haven't had much success with boyfriend jeans in the past, I have always gone for a more skinny distressed jean. I am hoping my local Topshop may have these in to try on today, I will report back.
Then I spotted some great black ones here, to try and achieve this gorgeous look below
...... and then they had some great off white ones here to try and achieve the French Vogue editor's look below.
I was so laughing at Wit's post this week on white jeans, Liz Hurlingly white ..... the look above, I adore, my previous attempts of wearing white jeans haven't looked like above, but more Liz Hurley too - well a shorter, fatter version, maybe I will go back and try the Wit ones, here they look far more forgiving that my Paige skinny bootcuts from a few years back.
Update - After school run this morning, I visited my local outfit store and tried to find the Hayden to try on, they didn't have them in store. However, I found these, they don't have a name, I have found them on their website as MOTO AUTHENTIC SKINNY JEANS .
Now, I am confused, do I go my normal Jamie jeans with the busted knees or these. Or do I purchase both as although they are described on Topshop's website as high-waisted, they didn't seem as high as the Jamie jeans and looked OK with my denim shirt messily tucked in. Jean dilemmas ....... don't you just love them. Look, I was feeling brave this morning and took a few changing room photos for you!!!
Photos from Pinterest and Topshop