The past few weeks I have embraced a new slower lifestyle, both in fashion consumption and mobility-wise because of my knee surgery, and I can’t deny the positive effects its had on me. I have spent time rifling through my wardrobe collecting bags of items to donate to ThredUp, I have patched and sewn a few items in my wardrobe to make them like new, and I have been more conscious of any items I buy or bring into my home. Even though this change is so new, I already feel as if a weight has been lifted!
Take these jeans for example. I know I prefer boyfriend jeans to skinny jeans (for both comfort and style reasons) and have been looking for a more tailored pair recently. I wanted something that wasn’t too baggy, could be dressed up or down, and had small chic design details that would still make them interesting. When I finally spotted them 2 months ago, they were $350 and sold out everywhere. I have spent the last 6 weeks trying to find something similar, and although I found something similar a few times, I never pulled the trigger because I knew that I would always still want these. As luck would have it, my old employer The Outnet came to the rescue and uploaded a fresh stock of them at a discounted price. Although it was still more than I intended to pay for a pair of jeans, I think of the alternative waste of money and time I would have spent buying other ‘not-quite-as-good’ pairs.
I’m sure you will see these jeans a lot around the blog in the coming months, but for the inaugural look, I wanted to put a casual french style, to show how I plan on wearing these for everyday. You know I have a lot of stripe shirts, but through the cleaning out process I didn’t give even one of them up. Even though they are all striped, the different shapes and cuts of each one is different, which results in a different end use. This one has a thicker hand is just slightly boxy, which means it is perfect for layering over another top as if more like a sweater. Plus then you don’t lose the tiny eyeball creatures crawling up the ladder of stripes! Finishing off the casual french style with a simple twill scarf tied around the neck gives the look just a bit of polish (and surprisingly, keeps you warm!).
Shop these jeans and my favorite casual french style looks here: