Jeans are 100% my go to thing to wear every day. They’re just so easy and I’m lucky enough to have a job casual enough that I can wear them every day if I wanted to. As the trends of SS18 make their way into our wardrobes, it’s time to choose your faves! But, when it comes to washes, shapes and styles, do you know this season’s jeans and if they’re going to make you feel awesome? Let’s check it out.
Which shape is suitable for you?
If you didn’t know, it’s straight jeans taking limelight this season. They’re the most popular silhouette for SS18 and can give off summer vibes with a blue denim or bright white wash. High-rise, straight-leg cropped jeans are being worn by every blogger around — creating a fitted waist, slimming appearance down to the ankle, and stylish, straight hem. But which style complements your shape?
For the fruity…
For pear-shaped figures, you’re usually bigger around lower areas of the body than your top half. I’ve always been a pair shape and I’ve found that I can wear almost any type of jeans. I love straight leg and live in skinny so a high waisted or mid-rise style with a straight or bootcut leg can flatter your shape and elongate legs. If you have an apple-shaped figure, you’re likely to carry weight around your middle. A straight-leg is again great for this shape, as it brings a focus to the legs.
For petite shapes
When shopping for trousers when you’re petite, it can be hard to find something that’s not overpowering. Ladies’ high-waisted jeans can create the illusion that you are taller, as well as show off your small figure.
For tall babes
Make those long legs look even longer in the right pair of jeans. A straight or skinny leg will achieve this, or if you want them to look even longer, go for a high-waisted cut. The most important thing is that you feel confident in what you’re wearing. Choose a style that you feel comfortable in and it’ll shine through.
Naturally, when the sun comes out, we start wearing lighter colours. Consider brightening up your wardrobe with the latest trend; coloured jeans. These come in the form of pretty pastel shades of yellow and pink which have taken inspiration from the catwalks, right through to cool khaki washes which will have long-lasting appeal. I live in a pair of khaki skinnies that I bought from Zara a few years ago – they literally go with everything!
If you enjoy going for a classic blue, choose a slightly faded Californian shade for everyday denim, with a focus on frayed hems and ankle-grazing lengths. If you want to take a more polished, work-appropriate approach, opt for crisp, clean washes.
Brands to watch
For jeans that last longer than a few washes, go for a premium brand. Think Citizens of Humanity, Frame and AG. You’ll probably have already realised that these jeans are worth the price point thanks to their impeccable tailoring and fabric technology — like J Brand’s Photo Ready fabric, which is ultra-slimming and promises to contour to your shape. This spring and summer, expect to see big-name brands from the jean scene, such as Paige Denim, with a unique offering of skinny and straight leg jeans that you won’t find anywhere else in the UK.
This is a collaboration post with Trilogy.