I know it’s all about loungewear right now, but the best jeans will make you want to ditch your joggers in an instant. Put simply, they’re an investment you’ll never regret making, as they are the ultimate capsule wardrobe piece, no matter the season.
That said, finding the perfect denim can be a tricky business. Whether it’s the style, the wash, the crop, the waist or the length, there are many boxes to tick to find your ultimate style.
But fear not, I’ve scoured my favoured designer and high street denim brands to find the trousers to suit your body shape, and scroll down to shop the fabulous new season styles. And FYI, this is how you stop jeans getting baggy.
High waisted jeans
High waisted flared jeans are a safe investment for this season, as 70s styles don’t seem to be going anywhere. They are nicely suited to tall girls, while petite and curvier frames can bank on high waisted mum jeans or culottes. I’m also a big fan of mum or dad jeans, which go with everything from cute tops to oversized shirts.
There’s something timeless and versatile about a pair of classic black jeans, especially paired with a roll-neck, checked blazer and headband, Sloane-ranger style. As with most trends, it’s all about proportion, so balance tights jeans with a loose top.
Jeans for curvy women
Just because you’re curvy doesn’t mean you can’t wear skinny jeans, or any other style for that matter, it’s all down to the waist. A high waist will be more flattering, and if you’re after a 50s style silhouette, flared cropped jeans will do wonders.
Jeans for tall and short women
Tall women are lucky in that they can get away with a lot of styles. Long wide leg trousers, skinny jeans, cropped culottes… take your pick. Plus, lots of brands like Levi’s and Topshop offer tall styles, so you really are spoiled for choice.
These days, most brands have an offering of jeans in different lengths, which is heaven for petite girls. My go-to are still Topshop jeans, they really do go with everything.
While skinny jeans are always a safe bet, cropped styles look really good on short women too. There’s something about seeing a flash of ankle that elongates the frame. Try cropped straight leg or wide leg styles.
Ripped jeans are a wardrobe staple that’s well worth investing in. This season though, they are discreet, with just a small rip on the knee or thigh, or a ripped hem (you don’t want the jeans to wear you). If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even rip your own jeans using our DIY guide.
How often to wash your jeans
While we’re on the subject, let’s get one thing straight: you probably ARE washing your jeans too often, so stop. Because you don’t want to lose the stiffness and therefore shape of the jeans, it’s usually safer to wash them every fortnight or monthly instead, and forget about washing them straight after you’ve bought them too. Some people store theirs in the freezer too, though the jury’s still out on that one.
So now that you’re an expert on all things denim, scroll down to shop my favourite styles.