I’m linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for some fashion inspiration!

Let’s chat about denim, shall we? I love jeans. I wear skirts and dresses a lot, but on days were I want to keep things easy and comfortable–it’s jeans. A good pair of jeans is like having your favorite blanket with you all day.

I wear a lot of skinny jeans and I get emails from people saying they wish they could wear skinny jeans–or asking about how to find the right jeans. So let’s take a look and I’ll give you some ideas about how I shop for denim.

There are a million styles of denim, but today we’ll chat about three. From left to right, straight leg jeans by AG, trouser jeans from Target and skinny jeans from Paige denim via TJ Maxx.

AG jeans are just awesome. They are super soft, have a little stretch and they tend to be very flattering. On the downside, they aren’t cheap–but if you’re going to wear them a few times a week, I think it’s worth the investment. Straight leg denim creates a clean line from shoulder to ankle. They’re easy to wear and can be paired with all types of shoes–from converse to heels.

Oh this necklace friends! I know it’s slightly off topic from our discussion on jeans, but I love it. You can find it here.

Pics above are of the straightleg. Let’s move on to the trouser jean {or wide leg}…

Trouser jeans balance the top and bottom of your body–so your shoulders and the bottom of your pants are in proportion which is very flattering. A pair of trouser jeans {or wide leg jeans} that fits well in the leg makes your legs look slimmer. A dark trouser jean can also be great to dress up with a blouse and heels.

And of course we can’t forget the skinny jeans…

Skinny jeans give shape to your legs. You don’t have to be skinny to wear skinny jeans! You also don’t have to be tall. A great pair of skinny jeans are fitted in the leg  and comfortable around the hips and waist. Add a flowy top to skinny jeans and you’ve got an easy look that works with most body shapes!

Outfit details: AG straight leg jeans, Anthropologie. Trouser jeans, Target {similar}. Skinny jeans, Paige Denim via TJ Maxx. Black top, Target. Fur cowl, TJ Maxx. Leopard print heels, Target. Leather bag, brought back from Thailand. Inspiration necklace, My shop.

Should we recap?

Straight leg jeans creates a clean line from shoulder to ankle.

Trouser jeans {or wide leg} balance the top and bottom of your body.

Skinny jeans give shape to your legs.

Please tell me, what style of jeans do you feel most comfortable wearing?

What do you think flatters your shape best?

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