FOREVER BUYING JEANS


I’m sorry, I can’t help it… I’m a jean addict. No matter how hard I try I always seem to gravitate towards the denim department and with so many new styles coming out all the time, it’s hard to resist. I’m really enjoying trying out different shapes and wearing them more as a statement piece, rather than “oh I’ll just throw on these jeans”. 

I spotted these on Carrie months ago and couldn’t stop thinking about them. Although I find the top section not the most flattering, I love the tassled bottoms. They add something really fun to my outfit and as they sort of flare out, it’s just a different look than I’m used to. I paired them with this casual band tee style t-shirt, half tucked in for a really casual vibe.

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I can’t stop wearing dungarees! Back in the day they used to be really baggy and incredibly unflattering but dungarees these days don’t gape on the side so you can see right down your legs, they’re almost like skinny jeans with straps. They are just so damn comfortable and with a pop of colour underneath I think they can look really fun. They just make me happy.

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These “Mom” jeans from Urban Outfitters are made out of a really light fabric, they’re so comfortable, almost like linen trousers. They’re navy with a subtle, thin pinstripe and they’re so different from any other jeans I have. These aren’t online but I found lots of sizes in the Spitalfields branch! I found these shoes in Topshop a few weeks ago and picked them up for an upcoming holiday. The wooden block heel makes them super comfortable and sweetheart toe is very elongating on the legs.

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I’ve never got my head around the whole “Mom” jeans trend, mainly because I can never seem to get them past my hips. They’re so high waisted that it seems you have to have perfectly proportional hips to waist ratio to join in but finally I’ve found some that I can fit into. Here’s the trick… find a brand that does half sizes and size up. I’m usually a 28 but luckily Urban Outfitters do 29 waist jeans and they fit like a glove! Because they’re so high waisted it means I can wear cropped tops without showing off my belly. I’m so obsessed with this new Whistles knit, it’s summery whilst also being London appropriate.

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Which jeans are your favourite? I had so much fun taking these photos so I hope you love them.

Photos by Lydia Collins

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26 Responses

  1. Does anyone know where the tshirt from the first look is from? The shopping link doesn’t seem to work.

  2. I never seemed to be a jeans girl, but I always love the look of them on others. I think I should really invest more time into finding the perfect fit… x http://www.justsavxnnah.com

  3. Emma Murray says:

    I have this one pair that I wear at every opportunity!! They stop just above the ankle and I don’t think I’ve worn a pair more than these! I love the dungarees you’ve got here, wish I have a pair myself but haven’t found a pair I love 🙁 one will pop up soon!! Em xx

    http://edoublemamurray.blogspot.com.au/

  4. Lavnya Balenderan says:

    Great post! Thanks for the recommendations.

  5. Nia says:

    I had pinstriped jeans back in the late 80’s! It all comes back around!! Just wait….jeans with piping down the sides will be next

  6. Today Souhaila says:

    these dungarees are so nice,I likethe red and jeans combo

    todaysouhaila.blogspot.com

  7. Fatima says:

    These photos are lovely! I particularly love the dungarees outfit – you pull it off really well Lily 🙂

    Fatima x http://www.fatimawrites.co.uk

  8. I will try the half size trick, my issue with high waisted jeans is always the same.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  9. Julia Speaks says:

    I really am not a fan of jeans, but dungarees look really cool! I wonder if I could manage to style a pair of these. I like the way you styled them, personally I would just add a cute touch to it with pastels, prints or white!

    Julia x
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  10. Lucy says:

    I love all of these outfits Lily, I’m such a jean person as well and always gravitate towards them whenever shopping! The tassel bottom ones are gorgeous!

    Lucy | Forever September

  11. Gemma says:

    Lily!!! That Whistles jumper is insane, it’s so up my street and now I desperately need it! The Mom jeans look great on you by the way, and I love those brown sandals too. Also, I wish I could pull off dungarees, maybe I should try a pair on?

    Gemma x
    The Gem Agenda | Fashion, Food & Lifestyle

  12. Louise Caparas says:

    Lily, regarding mom jeans. Before, I would never wear those because the fit just didn’t flatter my stick-thin (read: no hips) figure. Well, guess what, now I’m overusing my mom jeans and I love how high-waisted it is. You know why? Because I became a mum! Mom jeans are literally for mums! After I gave birth, my tummy just didn’t go back the way it used to, and my hips have slightly widened. So the high-waisted-ness of it is perfect to hide my unflattering tummy!

  13. cristy says:

    those jeans with the fringing on the bottom are so cute xx

    cristynottingham.blogspot.co.uk

  14. I am very much going from skinny jeans to straight leg jeans 🙂

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  15. Jackie says:

    I’m a total jean addict too, so I love all of these looks! I recently got a pair with the frayed hem too and I’m obsessed!

    Jackie at Something About That

  16. Emily says:

    I love jeans so I totally understand your addiction! I love the mom jeans from Urban Outfitters they’re so cute!! Xxx

    http://www.lifeofem.co.uk

  17. Nadia Sabrina says:

    Loving the ensemble! I especially adore the red heels! So chic.

    Love from Indonesia,
    nnsabrina.blogspot.com

  18. Sophheydoll says:

    i love the first pair! they look gorgeous.
    youve made really lovely outfits with them all x

    http://sophheydoll.blogspot.co.uk

  19. Kathryn says:

    I love the tasselly bottom ones! Dungarees look so good on you. I keep trying to find a pair but just find myself looking like a child haha
    Thanks for sharing, I’m not trying to justify myself buying more jeans.
    -Kathryn xx
    http://hellokathryn.com/

  20. Ava says:

    You are so beautiful dear. You have a very nice jeans collection. My favorite one is “tasselly bottom” it looks amazing on you :*

  21. Lindsay Davison says:

    I love the pinstripe pair! They look amazing on you Lily! ♥

    http://www.lindsaydavison.co.uk

  22. Emilie says:

    Oh the dungarees are my fave! I love a good dungaree, but find them really hard to style. I Love how you styled them, will be pinning this as inspo for when the babybump is gone 🙂

    Emilie
    http://www.kaherabeauty.com

  23. What a lovely post, really makes me want to step up my denim game. Also I wish I could look as cool as you do wearing dungarees, can’t help but look like a toddler when I try them.

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