At some time in our lives, we’ve all been on the hunt for the mythical creature that is the perfect jean. A jean with classic styling, that can be dressed up or down for any occasion. A jean that’s comfortable enough to wear all-day-every-day and fits us perfectly. But which one do we choose? We’ve picked our two favourite silhouettes that we think tick all the boxes, and styled them our way for every day of the week.
The Straight Leg Jean
The best thing about a straight leg jean: it suits every body. There’s a reason this silhouette has been around for as long as we can remember – it’s a classic. Designed to skim the curves and lengthen the leg, the straight leg jean transitions from day to night with ease – just change up your shoes and accessories.
For the weekend, keep it casual with boots and a striped top. Or, add a little easy elegance with a trench coat and loafers. You’ll be comfortable enough to get all your errands done, whilst still looking stylish.
For the evening, take your jeans to new heights by adding a simple heel, opting for a classic black style. Tuck in a feminine blouse, and finish off with a statement coat to keep you warm and you’ll be ready to head out the door in no time at all.
The Skinny Jean
Slimmer and more streamlined than the classic straight leg, the skinny jean is a staple in every wardrobe. Designed to hug you in all the right places, this style creates a lean, legs-for-days silhouette (and who doesn’t love that?).
We think of this as the ‘wear-with-anything’ jean, because it really does look great with just about anything. For the weekend, an oversized tucked-in shirt looks effortless and chic – or layer with a detailed knit and boots to keep you warm.
For the evening, elevate your jeans with a feminine blouse or printed top. Statement earrings and a sleek pair of heels in black or nude finish off the look.
Any excuse for more denim
Casual Fridays have never been more comfortable than while wearing denim. And the smart/casual way we wear our jeans to work? Choose a smart shoe – a loafer, boot or kitten heel are great options. Next layer with a shirt, and finish off with a statement knit or coat. The best part? The look transitions from desk to dinner with ease.