I’m embarrassed by the number of pairs of jeans I have in my wardrobe – skinnies, flares, crop flares, straight leg, raw hem… I’ve got them all – but I’m still constantly on the lookout for the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans. I love the slouchy, relaxed fit but too often they are just too much on the baggy side and swamp rather than flatter.
Recently, however, I read about a solution. If you want your jeans to have a bit of boyfriend slouch but not to look as though you’re wearing your actual boyfriend’s actual jeans, then buy a pair of skinnies and, this is the clever bit, SIZE UP. Genius, right? I haven’t yet had a chance to test this theory but it sounds as though it should work, so please let me know if you try it.
So, back to my ever expanding denim collection … It was my birthday last month and amongst the emails offering over 50s life insurance and telling me that it’s time to plan for my funeral, there was a message from Top Shop with a 20% online birthday discount. A clever marketing ploy right there, and, never one to miss out on a bargain, I was obviously straight onto the website with my debit card in my hand. Scrolling through the denim I discovered the perfect boyfriend jeans – the Lucas. Reader, I ordered them. I went for the rich blue as I think darker denim is always more flattering and forgiving. They’re a great fit – not too baggy with a little bit of stretch – and I’ve literally worn them every day since. The search is over. I love them – what do you think?
What I’m Wearing: Jeans: Top Shop | Sweater: H&M | Boots: Clarks | Belt: Gucci | Sunglasses: Prada