Mamas, I have some new favorite pants.
Yup. They're a clean, dark wash. And nope: they're not coated or patterned, embellished or embroidered. They are just….plain 'ol denim. And not skinny! (Shocking, I know.) They have a straight leg and a mid-rise. They practically scream WE ARE NOT EXCITING!
And I realize that dark, clean denim seems like an odd choice, given that brights and patterns are now an everyday basic. But I think the simplicity is exactly why I was drawn to this pair. With all of the colors and patterns out there, these almost feel…fresh?
Besides, if you are going to wear cute shoes, there's nothing like cuffed denim to properly show them off. And I love how a big cuff gives such a tomboyish vibe.
I also like the whole long-short thing, when pairing cuffed denim with a longer top (or in my case, a coat). It makes for interesting proportion play.
Besides, when it's cold, it's nice to have a little extra room….layering fleece-lined tights under my fav skinnies is do-able, but not nearly as comfortable.
But you'll laugh, Mamas. Inspired by NYFW, I had very cold ankles on our date last night.
(wearing: Editor's Jacket, c/o TMRDNL – get 20% off with code ANMJ, AG Stevie Slim Straight Denim, Aerosoles Tapestry Pump in leopard, ALC swing-back sweater or another sexy option, ancient Banana Republic wrap – also love this oversized scarf, J.Crew glitter bag – similar)
And underneath all of those layers? I was wearing my favorite swing-back sweater with a little peek-a-boo back action. Seriously! Daring, right? But since these are well-fitting, mid-rise straight leg jeans…no muffin top worries. My skinnies, however, would be another story.
It also doesn't hurt that these jeans are butter soft, and I can bend over to pick up the kids, sit on the floor, and do all kinds of mama-contortions in pants that feel akin to sweatpants. Just sayin.
Mamas, how many of you are loving your colored denim? I'm all-in on the coated, I wear destroyed denim regardless of trends, and there are some prints that I think I may try…but I'm really struggling with the plain, bright denim. I feel roughly eight years old…perhaps I just haven't found the right color? At this point, I'm wondering if I just need to go big or go home: NEON.