Hey, friends! I hope you are doing amazing today! I am typing this on Tuesday afternoon and for the first time in a while I am working during a really sunny and beautiful day! It is amazing what a little bit of sunshine can do after some rainy and snowy few weeks!
So, I am sure you’ve heard that Gen Z is buzzing about the older generation and their love for skinny jeans. From what I hear, our skinny jeans are on their way out in favor of a baggier, loose-fitting jean? I mean, who knew? Certainly not this girl! I actually fall right on the line of Gen X and Millenials but who knew this was such a hot and passionate topic among our youth. ha!
I was intrigued about branching out to different denim silhouettes, but I knew I was going to need a little bit of a segueway into the baggier options or just straight mom jeans. I just can’t on those yet. Maybe someday! haha!
So, I hopped on amazon and ordered a pair of straight jeans and a pair of flares. I am so surpised, but I actually love them both! And they were each less than $37 which is a deal for a good pair of jeans so let’s get started!
When I was choosing washes, I had Spring in mind! I wanted minimal distressing since I would be wearing them to church potentially and honestly I am FINE with looking like a 41 year old who is just trying to stay somewhat relevant (in her denim chooices at least) when she teaches in the youth group! The street cred is nice, but I don’t want to look like one of the kids! haha!
So, these straight leg options WERE so comfortable. The tag says “mold and hold”, and I don’t know if I have ever agreed with a tag on a piece of clothing more in my life. I fully appreciate denim that wants to mold and hold my rear end. Amen. The relaxed fit through the legs was a sweet change from the skinny jeans and honestly after I wore these I wondered if I could even go back to my skinnies! These straight leg jeans are a win for sure!
The other pair that I ordered are these flares, and I am a big fan! They are so cute and have a slimmer flare than some of the other options I have seen out there. Definitely more practical, right?! The wash is beautiful and the distressing on the hem is perfect. I am going to say that the pull on feature, while fabulous when on, was a little of a pickle trying to get on. (as should be expected if your hips are larger than your waist line, I suppose. haha!) Other than that I love…I mean adore them! I paired these with a lightweight, long sleeve, hot pink blouse for church and did a little half tuck in the front with nude heels. It was the perfect classic look! I think a blazer or a military jacket would be the perfect layer to add to these jeans as well!
So, tell me what you think? Are you a fan of the loose-fitting jeans or are you stuck here in the middle with me just branching out? Or are you staying firm with your skinny jeans? I think I am going to do a little bit of all three and see how it goes!
Have a great rest of your day friends! XO Narci