Fall Fashion: Tangled Up In Blue

jeans with boots

Denim is an undeniable fall staple – because a girl always looks fabulous in a great pair of jeans! Blue jeans are the mandatory go-to closet item for fall dressing – and the options are limitless. First, selecting a style is key – trending this fall: baggy/boyfriend, skinny, wide-leg/flare – once you know the style you are looking for it becomes easier to narrow down the right brand. Prices vary greatly – not all jeans are cut from the proverbial “same cloth” – the devil is in the details, and your wallet of course… skinny jeans

Selecting a style that will suit your fashion needs is the first step to finding the perfect pair for your closet. I appreciate skinny jeans this time of year – they work well with any boot and create a balance of proportions when wearing large fall over-sized sweaters.

Skinny jeans look good on everyone if the right size and cut is obtained – it is essential to find a pair that fits well – if the jeans are too tight, it will show. Stretchy materials are used to manufacture many brands of skinny jean – the extra give will help ensure the tightest fit, without looking too small. Whether pairing your skinny jeans with a leather riding boot, a short bootie with a high heel, or a pair of stilettos – the look has versatility on lock.

Baggy/boyfriend styles look super cute with sneakers and booties, but don’t really work with a taller boot – this style looks great when the jeans are rolled up at the ankle – your Chuck Taylors will thank you.

10024_rich_rinse_runway_denim_fWide-leg and flare jeans pair really well with a cropped top or sweater, and heels – you can wear your taller boots under these jeans because they are wide enough to fit, but this style is not known for showcasing footwear, it is best known for accentuating the waist, hips and butt…

Once you have selected a style it will be easy to find the perfect fit and pair to suit your budget. One-stop shopping is great, if you have a local denim shop (if shopping in Toronto I highly recommend Yorkville’s Over The Rainbow) you can stay in one spot trying on multiple brands, cuts and sizes until you find the perfect pair. If you are shopping online, or looking to visit a specific boutique to buy a particular brand, you will want to do your research first. Online shopping can be tricky unless you know how to take proper measurements and zeroing in on a single brand/boutique may limit your options. The perfect pair of baggy jeans may be True Religions for you, but you may find you prefer J Brand skinny jeans – if you can try on different brands you are more likely to find exactly what you want – no concessions.

5 Tips for buying jeans…

  • comfort does matter – yes, skinny jeans are tight, but you should be able to breathe and do them up without too much of a struggle – denim does stretch, but be realistic about how much give the fabric will have…
  • length is simply something you have to adjust sometimes – don’t be afraid of buying an epic pair of jeans that are too long for you – seamstresses everywhere are waiting for your call – get them hemmed (some stores even offer this service)…
  • if you cannot afford to splurge on a designer brand (understandable!), take a picture of the designer style to your denim shop and find a more affordable alternative (designer discount retailers such as Winners or Marshalls may cut this step out for you)…
  • don’t shy from vintage or used – particularly if you are able to find expensive brands for a fraction of the price – especially with the distressed look retaining popularity…
  • find a shop girl who looks fabulous in her jeans – ask her to recommend what you should try on – I love to engage the staff and have them select jeans I may not have considered trying on – a few of my best finds have come from listening to a shop girl’s advice – they should know the product in their stores, making their advice valuable…

Jeans to buy now…

Curated below, 5 great fall 2015 styles from designer brands. Regardless of your style preference, here’s to always looking fabulous in denim!

7 FOR ALL MANKIND LADIES 1984 BOYFRIEND JEAN $278 www.rainbowjeans.com

7 FOR ALL MANKIND LADIES 1984 BOYFRIEND JEAN $278
http://www.rainbowjeans.com

TRUE RELIGION HAND PICKED SKINNY WOMENS JEAN $335.83 www.truereligion.com

TRUE RELIGION HAND PICKED SKINNY WOMENS JEAN $335 http://www.truereligion.com

CITIZENS OF HUMANITY LADIES EMERSON SLIM BOYFRIEND $318 www.rainbowjeans.com

CITIZENS OF HUMANITY LADIES EMERSON SLIM BOYFRIEND $318 http://www.rainbowjeans.com

7 FOR ALL MANKIND

7 FOR ALL MANKIND “A” POCKET FLARE WITH DESTROY IN GRINDED VINTAGE BLUE  $245 http://www.7forallmankind.com

J BRAND 1187 SNEAKER FLARE $321 www.jbrandjeans.com

J BRAND 1187 SNEAKER FLARE $321 http://www.jbrandjeans.com

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