Good Jeans: 3 Types of Denim You Should DEFINITELY Own!

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I think I may have spoken too soon yesterday when I said that I was ready to “start thinking Spring.” Mother Nature just shook her head at me and gave me a smack down in the form of 6-8 inches of snow forecasted for today.  Really!?  Again!?  It’s MARCH 12th!!! Just plain ridiculous.  The silver lining to this dumping of snow, is that it’s a perfect time to talk denim.  The one clothing staple that is seasonless and knows no geographic boundaries.

I’ve had many questions come my way about denim over the past year:  What color?  What length? What style?  Just to name a few.  There are many factors to consider when purchasing denim, however once you master FIT, everything else is buttah’!  Unfortunately, finding a good fit is totally individual and varies person to person and body shape to body shape.  The only thing I can say is that aside from “carpenter” style boxy denim (I cringe at the thought of those hammer loops!), everything else is fair game.  You need to take a few hours, go to the denim department of your favorite store and just try on all of the different styles until you find those that suit your frame best. No muffin tops, no plumber’s crack, enough room to breathe and appropriate length-  i.e. no shorter than lower calf. Anything less, will cut your legs visually and make you look shorter and heavier than you are.  Trust me.

Once you have your favorite CUTS of denim in check, we can move on to the next step: COLOR. Specifically, the 3 denim color variations I believe that every woman’s closet should contain.

1) Dark wash denim

This is a “dressier” version of denim.  The dark wash is both slimming and classic.  There should be little to no fading, whiskering or distress marks.  Even paired with a simple white t-shirt, these jeans can be easily dressed up with a few key accessories.  A statement necklace, a great pair of heels, a little blazer/jacket and you’re ready to hit the town!

Dark Wash Denim Picks

From left to right:  Gap blue jeans / J.Crew blue jeans / Joe’s Jeans jeans / Rag & Bone skinny jeans

2) Distressed denim

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, this selection should not surprise you.  I love me some distressed boyfriend jeans (see HERE or HERE!).  The roughed up look is not for everyone, but I love the bit of edge it gives even the most conservative outfits!  I’m a big advocate of incorporating unexpected elements into an outfit and these jeans are my secret styling weapon.  I can think of nothing chicer than distressed boyfriend jeans paired with a soft cashmere sweater, pearls and classic high heels.

Distressed Denim

From left to right:  H&M tapered leg jeans / Topshop boyfriend jeans / J Brand denim jeans / Current/Elliott cropped skinny jeans

3) White denim

A pair of great fitting white jeans is one of the most versatile pieces in any woman’s closet.  With a few switches of tops and accessories, this crisp denim wash can easily transition from beach to bridal shower, preppy to edgy, summer to winter.  Yes, I said winter.  I declared my advocacy of year-round white denim HERE.

White Denim

Rag & Bone rag bone jeans / J.Crew jeans / Mango mid-rise jeans / Hollister Co. ripped skinny jeans

What are YOUR must-have denim finds?  Do you have any denim questions that I can help with?  Feel free to turn the “COMMENTS” section into an unofficial denim Q & A!




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Ever since Fashion Week wrapped up, I can’t seem to get enough of the baby pink and pale blush hues that I saw all over the street style photos and recaps.  It was all so soft, feminine and dare I say it, Spring-ready, that I couldn’t help but start my online hunt for the perfect pink pieces to add to my wardrobe.  I can just picture how lovely they’d look paired with my grey and white basics.  Or, if we’re going to get a little crazy, maybe a bold navy!?  Decisions, decisions…

Here are just a few of my favorite pink finds:

Shades of Blush


1) J Brand skinny jeans / 2) River Island faux fur cropped coat / 3) Topshop sweatshirt / 4) Nike sneaker / 5) Equipment silk blouse / 6) Mackage crossbody purse / 7) Topshop midi skirt / 8) MICHAEL Michael Kors watch / 9) Oasis earrings / 10) Zara dress / 11) Jeffrey Campbell suede boots

And just for fun, here are a few of my favorite “Shades of Pink” looks:

via Elle Canada

Fashion Week

via MTV Style

via Gal Meets Glam

via Savoir Flare

So, so pretty… I need me some pink. ASAP.

How will YOU be wearing pink this Spring season?