Ready to trick-or-treat in my new Blank Denim skinny jeans! Happy Halloween!
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Here come the big chunky sweaters! If you don't want to be swimming in a sea of oversized, shapeless outfits all fall and winter, try pairing your big ol' sweater with a skinny ankle jean and short bootie. If you can't see some skin at the top of your bootie, roll your skinny jeans just enough for a sliver of skin to peek through. We've got a ton of great ankle jeans at SearchByInseam.com right now. You'll find them in all lengths, colors, and price ranges. Here are a few of my favorites, all under $100: Banana Republic Black Skinny Ankle Jean, Blank Denim Skinny Jeans in Gray, and Blank Denim Ripped Skinny Jeans.
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"What guy goes commando?" my husband said when he read my last article, What to Wear Under Tight or White Denim. "That was way too girly." So I asked him what I should write about next that would apply to guys. He said guys just want to know what ONE pair of jeans to buy. One?! That's a tall order, but I can get it down to two if I have to - and maybe just one pair if the buyer doesn't wear jeans everyday...
I'm not a guy but I know a few of them pretty well, and they tell me they like to keep their clothes to a minimum. They want the clothes they purchase to be good quality, comfortable, and not too expensive. So how many pairs of jeans does a man need? Well, that all depends... If you're a guy who wears something other than jeans to work everyday, you might be able to get by with just one pair of jeans. If you wear jeans everyday, you've got to have at least two pairs. Here are my top picks:
The first pair of jeans that every guy needs to have is a classic medium blue wash bootcut or relaxed leg jean. These are casual and can be worn on the weekends, to see friends, to the movies, the game, etc. If you wear something besides jeans to work every day (e.g. scrubs, Carharts, slacks, khakis, a suit) and you're either doing casual stuff when you're not working, or you will wear slacks when you're going out for a nice dinner anyway, you can get by with this one pair of jeans.
If, however, you are someone who wears jeans to most places and you still want to wear jeans when you're dressed up (side note: no jeans to weddings or funerals!), I highly recommend a dark wash bootcut or straight leg jean that will take you almost anywhere you want to go. A dark wash jean is easily dressed up with a button-down shirt and a sports coat or blazer, and will have you looking sharp at a meeting, nice restaurant, theater production, church, etc.
If you're going to have just one or two pairs of jeans, guys, don't go for anything trendy like destroyed (rips, tears, holes), moto, skinny, patched, or colored. You don't want a memorable jean because you don't want to look like you're wearing the same pair all the time (even if you are). You need to wash them when they get dirty (duh) and you need to fold them or hang them to keep them wrinkle free.
Low-cost options: The Old Navy Built-In Flex Boot-Cut Jeans in dark wash are under $40 and regularly go on sale for under $30. For a medium wash jean, Levi's 527 Slim Bootcut Fit Jean is on sale for $34.99, regularly $59.50.
Mid-range options: The dark wash Gap Original 1969 Boot Fit Jeans cost just under $60, while the Men's Express Boot Leg Slim Fit Jeans are just under $70. For a medium blue wash jean, Banana Republic's Bootcut Medium Wash Jean is a nice option that often goes on sale. It's $89.50 full price, but on sale for $62.50 right now.
Designer options: With men's designer jeans, you usually don't have a bunch of inseam length options, so it's trickier to find your fit. These medium blue 7 For All Mankind Brett Stretch Boot Cut Jeans have a 34" inseam and cost about $170. The dark wash 7 For All Mankind Brett Boot Cut Luxe Performance Jeans are $198 and have a 33.75" inseam length. When you shop for men's designer jeans at SearchByInseam.com, it's easy to find the exact length and waist that you need. There's no searching through every detail page to find out what the inseam length is!
Shop now at SearchByInseam.com to find your next great pair of men's jeans!
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I try not to notice these things, but they pop up in my browser and on the covers of magazines at the store and salon. I'm talking about celebrities who get caught going commando, and it seems to happen with some regularity... While most of us don't have paparazzi ready to shoot our every fashion faux pas (thank goodness!), there is no reason YOU need to risk similar embarrassment. Some of our readers have asked if they should wear a thong under tight or white jeans or simply forgo undies altogether. I'm here to tell you that you can keep your panties on, people! If you don't find a thong comfortable (and I've only met 2 whole people in my entire life who claim they actually do), there are some great options out there that are perfect for tight or white denim. Your first option costs around $20 and is an Assets by Sara Blakely Mid-Thigh Shaper in nude. (Get the nude for white denim or white pants; black is fine for other colors of jeans and pants.) Maternity Assets shapers are also available. I've worn these mid-thigh shapers under white linen pants, white shorts, skirts, and short dresses as well, so they are really versatile - and inexpensive. Sara Blakely is the creator of Spanx and knows what she's doing. These shapers eliminate panty lines; you can wear them alone or with underwear underneath them.
Spanx are available at Spanx.com, Nordstrom.com and Amazon.com. If you want tummy control, go for a higher shaper vs. a low-rise shaper. Remember to buy a nude or taupe shaper if you're going to wear white denim or pants. If you're buying the shaper for blue denim or dark pants, feel free to purchase black. And if you want to shape your legs the whole way down, go for a footless or capri-length shaper. Whatever option you choose, you'll be saying goodbye to visible panty lines when you're wearing tight or white denim and pants - and avoiding your own embarrassing fashion faux pas!
These Mid Rise Pull-on Jeans from Lands' End are only $30 right now! Tall sizes are $35 and plus sizes are $40. Pull-on jeans are comfortable, forgiving, and give you a smoother look than a button and zipper closure. These come in a classy black wash and petite inseams of 26", 28", and 30"; regular inseam of 32", and tall inseams of 34" and 36". Find more great jeans at SearchByInseam.com.
These Blank Denim Vegan Pull On Leggings are pretty cool. They look and feel like supple leather, but they're made of a polyester-polyurethane mix. Faux welt back pockets keeps the rear view smooth. They have a mid rise and a 28.75" inseam. In addition to being animal friendly, these black faux leather pants are also budget friendly at $98. Find more great pants at SearchByInseam.com
After reading the post How Long Should Skinny Jeans Be? Reader Julia emailed to ask for advice on how to wear different types of boots and booties with skinny jeans. Well Julia, I'm glad you asked because I've been thinking about this topic a lot lately! :) It's fall and we have our family pictures coming up. We're having them taken at a tree farm in Snohomish and I thought it would look cute if the whole family was in boots. My husband wasn't too keen on wearing his black rubber boots, but I think I convinced him it would look good. Anyway... Boots and booties with skinny jeans! I've been people watching and reading online articles and have come up with a few pointers. Here goes:
And there you have it! 3 tips for wearing boots and booties with skinny jeans this fall.