For many of us, jeans are an everyday essential worn everywhere from brunch to the school run. But unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year or so (and we don’t blame you if you have), you’ll have heard the devastating news by now: According to trends skinny jeans are officially out.
The staple of our youths and the handiest clothing for a ‘jeans and a nice top’ kind of night is no longer cool. You’ll notice that the stores are suddenly flooded with everything from flares to culottes to wide leg and mom jeans.
It’s a harsh new world for all us skinny jeans lovers, but in a lot of ways, this means we get to try lots of new styles and shapes that we may not have considered before!
So in this post, I’m sharing some ideas of what to wear if you’re ready to try something new:
1.Straight Leg Jeans
First of the alternative styles is the straight leg jean. An easy style to go for if you’re finding it hard to part ways with your skinny jeans, straight leg styles go with a variety of outfits; dressy and casual. With a straight leg cropped style, you’d wear it just as you would a skinny jean -try pairing with a bold knit and trench coat, a Breton top, classic shirt, white tee or even a hoodie for ultimate comfort.
2.Wide Leg Jeans
These are perfect if you’re tall and want to showcase a small waist. Find a design that features a high waist, wide legs and cropped length for a more flattering look. There are so many options available including organic options. These jeans definitely prove you don’t need to get rid of jeans from your wardrobe entirely – just give the silhouette a little switch up to modernise the look!
3. Slim Leg Trousers
Classic slim leg trousers are smarter than jeans but most will literally be as comfortable as leggings. Choose a soft, waisted design with some stretch for added comfort. Slim leg trousers are perfect for work or play. Simply pair with courts for work, or platform leather shoes for a casual, weekend look.
4. Tapered Trousers
If you love the fit of Mom Jeans but want a classic fabrication, tapered trousers in a neutral shade like beige are a great option. Most are designed so that they sit higher on the waist, skim over the thighs and fall into tapered leg, which is great for a slimming silhouette. Team with a T-shirt, trainers and a blazer for a chic weekend look.
5. Pull On Trousers
Pull on trousers are the absolute last word in style for the next few seasons. The wider silhouette around the hips and slim design on the leg and ankles makes for a statement look that’s best paired with a heeled boot and sassy attitude!
6. Classic Pleated Skirt
I love pleated skirts because they are such a classic piece. The key to getting this look right is to buy a good quality skirt as they always help you look more put together. A-line designs work well on most shapes. Ensure you wear your pleated skirt a little higher on your waist to show of your waistline – this will also elongate your entire frame. Length is something most women struggle with when it comes to wearing pleated skirts, but the trick is to make sure and that your skirt length is either above or below the calf – nothing ending on the calf-line is ever flattering!
7. A structured jumpsuit
I am currently obsessed with just how easy and flattering these structured or utility jumpsuits are. The most flattering designs will feature a tapered, high waisted design with a cinched in waist or belt! The cropped length makes them a little more modern if the whole vintage look isn’t your thing, plus it has pockets you can actually fit things in! They come in different shades but I would recommend neutral colours to start with – a great replacement for your ‘jeans and nice top’ go to.
Finally, my general advice is never to follow trends blindly if they don’t work for you. You can still swear skinny jeans if you love them, if they suit your shape or if you need to style them with knee high boots.
I hope this prost provides some useful tips if you want to try something new.
Until next time,
Your Personal Stylist,