To say that I’m infatuated with denim may be an understatement. A year ago, I was just tip toeing into reintroducing denim into my wardrobe. These days, my skirts have been collecting dust while my denim drawer is, to my astonishment, overflowing. Now that I’ve gained some basic jeans styling knowledge, I’ve been yearning for a masterclass. I’m typically very intimidated by on-trend denim; my wardrobe staples are oft a dark wash, slim, mid to high rise jean. But in the name of experimentation, I hooked up with ASOS to test drive some “of the moment” jeans from their Denim Bar.
This is the part where I let you in a little secret: I was very skeptical that any of the jeans would fit. First off, I was ordering bottoms online, something I never do unless I have a duplicate pair at home already. Also, pants shopping is typically a teeth-pulling excursion that I tend to avoid unless absolutely necessary. But, in the name of fashun I decided to subdue my skepticism. My sideeye was for naught; they all fit my booty just right. ASOS Curve denim was indeed ready for all this jelly.
This was the style I was most excited for/most wary of styling. Since I’ve been feelin’ a more Riri/Twigs brand of tomboy lately, I seized the oppourtunity to rock a baggy, mid-90s style. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t remind me of my days on monkey bars in 1996… That being said, it was remarkably easy to style these “boyish” jeans. I don’t particularly care for the terminology “boyfriend” jean but fashion likes to have buzzworthy names for things and for trend’s sake, I will refer to them as such even while I’m internally rolling my eyes.
Look one is a nod to my childhood: simple striped top + Chucks are carefree and casual. Look two is a little more modern day classic: duster, crop top and wooden wedges.
Mom jeans have been on my mind for a minute. I’m a sucker for pants that are sneakily comfortable. With a high rise and loose, straight fit, this pair has been indispensable in my wardrobe. They look super fly with heels and just as good with sneaks, which is exactly how I like it. The secret is cuffing them to give a bit of shape. If you’re a shorty like me, this also helps them to not drag on the ground without having to tailor them.
Look one is one part your mama on vacation, one part street style maven. I can’t say no to a double (or triple) denim look! Look two is pure Scandinavian ease: oversized denim shirt and a lil’ pop of colour.
Alright, alright. These aren’t technically denim overalls, but since jean ones are are in abundance, I’m hoping you’ll let this one slide. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that styling denim overalls just the same, so let’s just pretend. There seems to be major hate towards overalls, with some claiming they’re unflattering and childish. I’ve been jonesing for the mainstream return of these for about 3 summers now, so I’m all in. All onesie, all the time.
I’m a firm believer that you can bring overalls anywhere, so I styled them both high and low. Look one: eclectic casual in cowprint denim and little sandals. Look two is all business with a crisp blazer and heeled boots.
So there you have it, cute Autostraddlers. May my teensy experiment be a lesson to you: sometimes trying new jeans is worth the adventure. How do you like your denim this spring?
I found out that American Eagle’s new jegging material does, in fact, deliver on the “no bagging!” promises.
I’m 4’9” and the long cropped length is perfect on me because fashion is ridiculous.
ugh lydia you’re so cool
LOVE LOVE LOVE the second look with the mom jeans! I spent four hours last thursday crying over jeans in the local H&M fitting rooms. I absolutely hate shopping for jeans. Finding out how fat my butt has gotten (SURPRISE, it’s more than I thought!) AND realising that my legs haven gotten longer in one fell swoop. It’s wonderful – but maybe online is easier.
i’m with you on the reintroduction of pants–I used to be strictly skirts and now I find myself sometimes asking where all my skirts went, although I’d much rather just throw on some skinny high rise black jeans
pants shopping is just hard and terrible because I’m fat and it gives me a number size and also CAMEL TOE!!!!! i want to tuck in my shirts and I want my pants to not ride entirely into my vagina and separate my labia. Part of me doesnt/shouldnt care but the other part feels like its inappropriate.
Leslie. You’re awesome.
yessss I do so love ASOS. I have about 20 different jumpsuits in my saved/dream list right now, and I think I’ll have to add some denim, too!! You are killing it in that yellow duster!
How are you so effortlessly cool and chic, Lydia?
Lydia, you are my idol.
Omg those overalls with the blazer ♡♡♡♡
Overalls are my life. I’ve been rocking the onesie since high school. Best styled with pigtails because I keeps it cute. (you look amazing as always).