Trends come and go, but if there’s one thing that doesn’t exit through that revolving door of fashion, it's jeans. Jeans are a girl’s best friend, trusty travel companion and the item that can get you through any wardrobe crisis. It is such a staple in anyone’s wardrobe, so much so, we tend to neglect it and take it for granted. We forget how jeans can be a lifesaver and a fashion must-have, yet we think of it as a “basic”. We just grab the first pair we find and hope we can squeeze into them with that special dance!
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Because jeans never go out of style, it is worth investing some time and money to get the right fit and style. You need to get thinking about which style would rock your body shape to about what killer outfits you would wear for your next occasions!
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So without further ado, here’s our guide to buying denim, and getting the best out of it.
Tip #1 – Think About The Fit
This seems obvious, but once you feel comfortable in a style, you don’t seem to step out of the box. I have worn skinny jeans for, well, ever, but I am starting to try out larger, flared shapes, still in the flattering high-waist I love, to see if it works for me. Fashion is all about experimentation, so take an afternoon to try out different fits at the mall, see what makes your butt look curvaceous and sexy, what accentuates your waist and what makes you feel the most confident. Here is a little heads-up on the top 3 styles we love.
Skinny jeans – these are a classic. They elongate your legs while making you look and feel sexy and confident. They nip you in all the right places. There is no other jeans that are as timeless and versatile as a pair of classic skinny jeans. So we guarantee you won’t struggle to get them out of the wardrobe each time you have a state of emergency for a sexy date night outfit or a casual chic office look. This style suits so many body types because they are elongating and classy. With a pair of heels, it is so easy to dress it up while easily dressed down with sneakers.
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Mom jeans – the Mom jeans cling to your curves whilst providing a more relaxing, laid-back fit on the bottom. The straight leg is ideal for dressing up or down, although I love a Mom jean rolled up at the hem and teamed with a smarter shirt – it totally roughens up the look. Plus, this kind of jean sits at the ankle, showing just the right amount of flesh, and therefore makes you look taller – perfect if you’re on the petite site!
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Flared – there is something so vintage about the kick flare. Other than being ultra-comfortable, they are flattering with its effortlessly graceful movement. One of our favorite girls at She Is Rebel headquarter, Megan Ellaby has found her perfect pair with a distressed hem, and proves the versatility of them by dressing it down with a stripy tee. #Outfitgoals!
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Tip #2 – Think About The Fabric
If there is one thing quite a lot of us are guilty of, it is not looking at the composition of an item before buying. It gives us an idea on the durability, and how it is going to wear. A skinny jean tends to be 70 to 90% cotton, with the rest complemented in elastane, which gives it that much-needed stretch and makes it cling to every curve. A larger fit, such as a Mom jean or a flared jean, tends to be between 90 to 95% cotton and a tiny percentage elastane, which gives it a more robust, rigid feel, that allows the fit to stay in place after many washes – this is why less-fitted jeans tend to last longer than skinny jeans.
Also, read the wash label carefully! No jeans should be put in a tumble dryer. Otherwise, it can totally wreck the stretch and the composition in them. Make sure you don’t wash them above 30C, otherwise they’ll just shrink.
Tip #3 – Think About Your Lifestyle
Before buying a pair of jeans, jot down the answers to the following questions.
- When do you wear jeans the most?
Do you save a pair for special occasions, or like me - do you live in your jeans? Keep your eye on the target by focusing on the point of your purchase!
- For what occasions do you think you’ll wear them? (College, work, parties?)
For classier occasions, go smart with a timeless blue or black pair of jeans. They will go with everything and instantly elevate the look. If you are looking for jeans for the summer, why not dare to try out white jeans, which are flattering, fun and sexy!
- Do you know what you will wear with them?
Will you team your creme Mom jeans with a slogan tee for the ultimate laid-back vibe? Or my personal favourite - black skinny jeans with a cute and colorful blouse tucked into the front!
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Our last top tip is to imagine 4 outfits that will help you feel fierce - that way, you won’t stop wearing all your denim, because you will feel super inspired! Also, this will also keep down the cost per wear, and make sure you get your money’s worth!
Now you have the official SIR guide to denim – what are you waiting for? Get experimenting, shopping like there’s no tomorrow, and definitely tag us on Instagram so you can give us serious wardrobe envy! Go go go!
By Emma Philo - Editor at She Is Rebel