Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Know your shape
Hourglass figures suit smaller back pockets and higher waistbands. Petite girls can get away with hipster and skinny jeans, whilst tall ladies will be able to pull off a wider leg. Once you know what body parts to show off or hide, you’ll be able to narrow your options down.
Make sure you are comfortable
If you’re uncomfortable, it will show. Choose a style and a size that actually fits. Too large and you’ll look twice your actual size; too small and that muffin top will be grabbing the wrong type of attention.
Don’t go for trends
Choose the style that suits you the best. Jeans of any shape will always be relevant, so don’t be tempted to go for trends over what works best for your body shape.
Ask a stylist
Most stores have stylists on hand to give you an impartial opinion. A second point of view is always good, so even if you don’t want to involve a stylist, bring someone along to offer an honest opinion – particularly if you plan to spend a bit of money on your new jeans.
Don’t be afraid to stick to what you know
When you find something that works, stick to it. A good pair of jeans is so hard to find that you shouldn’t be afraid of using the same style over and over again. It’s a wardrobe staple that only really needs refreshing when you lose or gain weight.
Know that this will never be easy
Leave enough time so that you don’t end up panic buying. If you try to find something on your lunch break, you’re most likely going to end up with a pair that you don’t like, or with nothing at all. Make your shopping trip count.
Going for an established denim brand like G-Star or Levis will mean that you’re more likely to end up with a quality pair of jeans that will last. For the finishing touches, add a classic pair of sky-high stilettos for night and cute flats for daytime. When shopping for him, try boots or canvas pumps, such as Timberland or Converse, to complete the look.