When we visited Philly, Zack and I were in shopping heaven. There were stores GALORE . . . H&M, Zara, Forever 21, my usual spots to check out. Shana brought me into Madewell, a store I had never actually been in, to try on jeans. I knew their jeans looked great on Shana, but I had low expectations for myself, because . . . BOOTY. Typically, if something looks awesome on Shana, it won’t necessarily look great on me. (*Although now we’re finding more and more options that actually work for both of us.)
I was super pleasantly surprised by these jeans, because they are awesome. High-rise to suck in and shape the pooch, flared to make your legs look looong and black to be as slimming as jeans can be. Here are three ways I’m wearing them:
With a thinner and/or shorter shirt, tucking in is always a great option with high-rise flares. It accentuates your waist and other ASSets that you may or may not have. Ahem.
2. Blouse Tied Up
I wanted to still show off the higher rise of the jeans but I didn’t want to always have to tuck. Sometimes you just want a different option . . . in this case, a small knot works great. I’m definitely not talking about a Daisy Duke under-the-boob knot and I definitely don’t want to be showing off any belly. However, a well-placed knot gives you that tucked-in look without having to deal with all that fabric actually tucked into your pants.
3. With a Tunic, Untucked
I will always love a tunic length. Sometimes you just don’t want to be showing off any part of your midsection (Thanksgiving, anyone?) but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo the flares. With a longer shirt you still get the lengthening illusion of the black flares but don’t have to worry about how much food you eat (or beer you drink!).
Express Portofino Tunic (I’m loving the longer length and also wear them with leggings and over-the-knee boots!)
High-rise, black flares are going to be a big part of our holiday style guide….so more to come!