Friday, 28 November 2014

8 Ways to Wear Boyfriend Jeans

8 Ways to Wear Boyfriend Jeans
Fancy a post that's not about Black Friday? How about a straightforward Ways to Wear post - I thought I'd give you a rest from sales, sales, sales and talk boyfriend jeans instead!

Unlike skinnies, boyfriend jeans are a perennial favourite that can be worn all year round. With t-shirts and sandals in the summer, blazers in the autumn and winter coats and ankle boots in the winter, they're one of my favourite styles to wear. They have enough room for a little overeating in the colder months (food baby? What food baby?) and don't make me too hot (like skinnies do) in hot weather.

I basically have three pairs of boyfriend jeans: one distressed with a deep hem, one darker denim in a more snug fit, and one in a light wash which are really loose. I like to vary the way I roll the hem - sometimes deep, sometime rolled - as it makes a big difference with the footwear you're wearing. Here's just some of the ways I've worn them in the last year or so... I hope it gives you some inspiration.

Are you a fan of boyfriend jeans? If so, what's your favourite way of wearing them - do share in the comments! (And tell us if you've ventured into mom jeans territory - how have you found them, I'd love to know :)

Winter double denim & cozy knit
1. With double denim, knitwear and ankle boots (original post)

This is such a great throw-on outfit for this time of year - as it gets colder I'd add a couple of pairs of slouchy socks and a scarf. One of my favourite looks from last winter.

Neutrals & boyfriend jeans with chunky sandals
2. With neutrals, a statement belt and chunky sandals (original post)

More of a warmer weather outfit, but this shows how accessories make all the difference to a jeans-n-top look. I love all the textures and subtle pattern in the leopard print belt.

Neon pink and black with distressed denim - Over 40 fashion
3. With a bold neon top and black blazer (original post)

Despite the jeans being both loose fit and distressed, the classic black blazer will always smarten any pair (no matter what their state). Together with high heeled sandals, a deep rolled up hem on this pair somehow elongate your legs when your ankles are exposed, I'm not sure how or why...!

Camouflage jacket, boyfriend jeans
4. With contrasting camo and sheer florals (original post)

I think the distressed jeans would have been too much with this look - the camo jacket and pretty florals add enough interest without having to throw in holey denim as well. A great blend of masculine and feminine.

White sweater, boyfriend jeans, nude pointed heels
5. With layered knitwear and heels (original post)

I loved this snood and sweater combination, and adding my fave (and oldest) boyfriend jeans was the icing on the cake. I'm not always one for 100% comfort so went for ladylike nude pointed heels and continued the theme with nude-coloured accessories - perfect for the lighter wash denim.

Sequinned kimono, purple cowl neck sweater & distressed denim
6. With a glitzy statement coat (original post)

Or in this case, a sequinned kimono. What better way to tone down an over-the-top, huge glitzy piece than with distressed boyfriend jeans? I wore this to LFW and would have felt far too dressed up if I'd added smart trousers instead.

Leopard & black coat with boyfriend jeans
7. With brogues and an oversized two-tone coat (original post)

I went the whole hog with the masculine chic here: patent brogues, the husband's sweater, a button-down shirt - not forgetting the wonderful Zara leopard and black two-tone coat. As I was paid a lovely compliment by a French waiter when wearing this outfit I consider it a winner.

Boyfriend jeans & layers
8. With black ankle boots and layered knitwear (original post)

Another layered knitwear look, but this time with bolder, darker boots and accessories. A little harder and more masculine than the nude colour combinations of outfit no.5.

Here's a great selection of boyfriend jeans I found online - some distressed, some not, some dark wash, some light - something for everyone!


Catherine x
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Masculine Chic | Head-To-Toe Burgundy and Red

Autumn style: Head to toe red, burgundy and pink
After borrowing the husband's Fred Perry sweater the other day (as seen in my last post) I felt the need to borrow it again... after all, what are husbands for if you can't borrow their clothes? I'm a big fan of masculine chic and there's no better way to do it than with your other half's wardrobe...! This was actually quite an easy outfit to put together - when you're going for head-to-toe burgundy/red you don't have to do too much thinking about colour combinations and whether they're going to work. The best shirt I had to go with this colour palette was a pink gingham one that I hadn't worn in a while (you can see how I wore it last here) and I think it added a nice light touch just to lift my face.

I've been favouring a head-to-toe look in one colour a lot lately (I've done white recently as well) - do you ever go for all one colour (or shades of one colour) like this? Do you find the colour combinations easier or more difficult... I can imagine it can be the latter sometimes. Tell us in the comments!

Autumn style: Head to toe red, burgundy and pink
Autumn style: Head to toe red, burgundy and pink
Autumn style: Head to toe red, burgundy and pink
Autumn style: Head to toe red, burgundy and pink
Catherine x
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Blazer: Dorothy Perkins (old), Sweater: Fred Perry (borrowed from the husband), Shirt: Marks & Spencer, Jeans: Asos, Boots: New Look (similar)

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Monday, 24 November 2014

Oversized Dark Tartan Scarf With a Black Biker and Adidas

Autumn style: Dark tartan scarf and black biker jacket
I mentioned the other day I was obsessing over oversized tartan scarves, and I was right - I only went and bought the dark tartan one from Asos I said I had my eye on, didn't I. It's probably going to be worn to death this winter, and it's first appearance on the blog is with my trusty black biker jacket which I layered with the husband's burgundy Fred Perry sweater. I like men's sweaters in the winter as they cover your bum and give you that little extra warmth that's so often needed if you're wearing a jacket rather than a big coat.

Although I finished the outfit off pretty casually with skinnies and my Adidas Superstar Originals, I still added just a little touch of bling: the Asos pearl and spike earrings. They went straight in my basket as soon as I saw them - good job as they seem to have sold out already which is such a shame. Not to fear: I've picked out a selection of pearl and gold earrings and tartan scarves you may like at the end of the post... all's not lost for all you tartan and earring loving readers just yet!

Are you enjoying layering up at the moment - what are your tips for keeping warm if you don't want to wear a big coat? Do share in the comments!

Autumn style: Dark tartan scarf and black biker jacket
Autumn style: Dark tartan scarf and black biker jacket
Autumn style: Dark tartan scarf and black biker jacket
Catherine x
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Scarf: Asos, Jacket: Debenhams, Jeans: Zalando, Sweater: Fred Perry (borrowed from the husband), Trainers: Adidas, Sunglasses: c/o Lulus (similar), Gloves: Unknown (gift), Earrings: Asos (sold out)





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