We know you care a lot about how you look in your jeans. But the elusive perfect pair of jeans is like the white whale of every closet when it comes to jeans fashion. These tips on how to dress with jeans will help guide men and women through the racks and shelves to come away with figure-flattering jeans.
1. Don’t wear faded denim. It’s just plain dated. Stay away from dramatic whispering on your basic blue denim. It can be flattering on lighter-washed distressed jeans, but it’s not really on trend anymore.
Do pick dark-washed, or traditional blue denim (without faded spots or streaks). It’s perfect for a casual day at work, a dinner date, or a family visit.
2. Don’t wear ‘fancy’ pockets. Gone are the days of bedazzled, labelled, and ridiculously large pockets.
Do choose minimalist but everlasting styles. Look for small or closed pockets in front (with skinnier-cut jeans, watch for unsightly pocket outlines making an appearance on the thighs) and simple back pockets that fall squarely on the derriere.
3. Don’t wear loose-cut jeans. They do favors for nobody.
Do choose a straight-cut jean that skims close to the body. Its shape shapes you and makes you look straight and slimmer in ways that baggy bottoms can’t. Also, like it or not, skinny jeans are here to stay. For those of you not ready to take the plunge, look for cuts like “straight leg skinny” or “slim cut straight leg.” This means that the denim will have that slim leg line of a skinny jean without hugging every curve as closely. If that still feels too snug, look for a slim boot cut that hugs the leg through the knee and tapers out from the calf. Pair these slimmer jeans with a pointy-toed flat, a heeled bootie, or a wedge, or tuck them into your favorite boots.
4. Don’t put the focus on the side seam. Oversized and dramatic seaming had a fashion moment, but sadly that moment is over (not too sadly, actually).
Do look for seaming that matches the color of the denim.
5. Don’t shock your friends and family by turning up in uber-bright and crazy colorful skinny jeans. (Unless you’re a 19-year-old pop singer. Then you can do whatever you want.)
Do express your need for self-expression with neutral colors like grey, khaki, or olive. All look modern right now. Jewel tones are a great way to embrace the colored/coated jeans’ trend without feeling too flashy. Burgundy, forest, plum, and amber are options that go with almost anything in your closet that you would wear with regular denim. To keep colors bright, wash your jeans inside out with Ariel Color & Style for colored clothes.
6. Don’t launder your new jeans with hot water and a hot dryer.
Do keep your denims in top shape by washing them inside out with Ariel Color & Style for colored clothes. Wash with cold water to prevent fading. Also, consider line drying.
7. Don’t invest in a pair of good jeans and then treat them like dirt. Even if temptation is high to do everything in your favorite jeans, wear an old, cruddy pair to do projects around your house.
Do target stains on your work jeans (like grease) or your new jeans (like a fancy appetizer you dropped in your lap) by soaking with Ariel Color & Style, before you wash.
If you would like to know more on jeans, check how to wash them!