I love jeans, I really do! It’s funny though, because many women dread jean shopping as much as they dread bathing suit and bra shopping. I actually find shopping for bathing suits to be the worst, but I understand why people struggle with jeans.
Jeans, like most clothing, looks best on tall girls. I’m sure that with just a quick scroll through my blog, you’d realize I’m not tall. I’m a whopping 5’1″ and proportionately, I have very short legs. If we’re talking inseams, I’m about a 28″ inseam in flats. Since most premium denim is around 32″ or 34″, you can imagine how frustrating that can be.
BUT. After spending years selling premium denim, I’ve come to have an eye for what will or won’t look good on my body type. Even though I love a bargain as much as the next girl, I’ve come to realize that when it comes to jeans, you’ll rarely find anything as good as premium denim. The cuts are often much more flattering, and the material is so much more comfortable.
A good pair of jeans are so versatile and won’t be so quick to go out of style. This is why I’m much more likely to splurge on jeans, shoes, or a hand bag than I am on a sweater or trendy item, like a jumpsuit.
On my recent Girl’s Weekend, my friend and I each picked up a pair of AG jeans. I’ve been wanting a light wash pair for a while now, and loved how they fit and felt. Their pockets give a great bum and they feel like yoga pants! Win, win.
I know lighter jeans aren’t ever as flattering or as dressy as darker jeans, but they’re still so versatile. I’ve worn these a few times since I bought them, and liked how a peplum top dressed them up a bit. I can’t wear dark jeans all of the time, so it’s nice to have something different.
Shopping for jeans: Better or worse than shopping for bras and bathing suits?