Denim Style #1 | Skinny Jeans
I’ve teamed up with Nordstrom (Yay!) to bring you some outfit ideas…
Featuring different styles of trendy (and sometimes tricky) denim.
I give you styling suggestions for each pair of jeans.
Keep scrolling to see the the following:
1) Skinny Jeans
2) Cropped, Flared Jeans
(sometimes called the “kick flare”)
Let’s get started with some classic and figure-flattering skinny jeans.
There is a reason I talk about dark wash, skinny jeans ALL THE TIME.
They are chic, sophisticated, dressier than most denim, and most importantly…
SLIMMING!! And, elongating.
“I often pull out my skinny jeans when I wear flats…
Because they make your legs look longer and slimmer.
The denim retains its shape.
Meaning you don’t have to wash it every time you wear it.
(Cause who has time or patience for that?)
It is also incredibly figure flattering and really sucks everything in.
3) POCKET PLACEMENT
My other favorite aspect of their jeans are the back pockets.
Their pockets are small and placed high on your behind…
Which means it makes your booty look smaller and higher!
Shop more Rag & Bone jeans here.
P.S. This sweatshirt by PST is SO soft, you can sleep in it!
I am in love…(ONLY $39!)
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And, this is a rarity…with the “Bedford” skinnies (pictured above)…the pockets in the front are sewn shut!
It’s a REALLY nice touch in terms of keeping you looking lean.
As pockets sometimes add unnecessary bulk.
In general Rag & Bone runs SMALL.
I almost always size UP when I order their denim.
I typically order size 26.
One of the best things about Nordstrom…
If you order the jeans, and they don’t fit, you can always just return them.
The return policy is awesome!
Sometimes I order two sizes, and just send one back.
More Rag & Bone ‘skinny‘ jeans here.
Denim Style #2 | Cropped, Flared Jeans/Pants
Cropped pants/jeans definitely fall into the ‘tricky’ category.
If you are tall then you don’t have to worry as much…
But, for us more vertically challenged ladies, cropped pants present an issue.
The hemline will shorten your legs.
For that reason, I always wear heels with cropped pants to give me a few extra inches..
You will also notice that I wore dark colors from head to toe.
Wearing all one color, or monochromatic dressing will make you look taller and skinnier.
For more styling tricks to help you look slimmer, you can check out this post.
Here is another pair of cropped, flares on SALE.
Framing Your Shoes
The great thing about cropped pants, they will frame and show off a pair of fabulous shoes or booties.
You can really see the ‘U’ shape cutout on these cute booties.
I like the look of a shoe, sandal or bootie that hits just below the hemline.
You can also wear a mid-calf bootie to keep the line even longer.
Shop more ‘crop flares‘ here.
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Denim Style #3 | Boyfriend Jeans
Boyfriend jeans are also quite tricky.
They add edginess to your look, but they can also appear quite baggy and masculine.
To offset that, I add REALLY feminine pieces.
Shop ‘boyfriend‘ jeans under $100 here.
You may remember these Dre jeans from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
I bought them this summer.
I like to wear them on weekends… and for casual outings with my kiddos.
There are several washes you can choose from here.
The “Dre” is also cuffed, but you can easily uncuff or double cuff
(in my case, I employed the double cuff).
See another styling option in this blog post here.
I also like to wear something a bit more fitted on top with the boyfriend jeans… to offset the volume of the jeans.
This knit isn’t body hugging, but it’s still body skimming.
I love how the ruffles form a slight V-shape, creating more of an hourglass shape.
These pumps are some of my favorites!
I think they are chic and comfortable.
You can see them styled here and here.
They run large. Order 1/2 size down.
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Quick note about the sunglasses (above)…
I found several pairs of sunglasses at Nordstrom that I LOVE…for under $70!
They all look very high end. They are durable. And provide UV protection.
(See options below).
Shop sunglasses under $50 here.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
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*HUGE thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.
All products were purchased by me.
All thoughts and opinions are my own.