OK, so we all saw my first post of #dressingroomselfies from last week where I had the pair of gray skinny jeans as my lone ranger pair. Oh, gray jeans, you really pulled your weight! I’m excited to announce that I now have another phenomenal pair that are so cool and so flattering and — besides the name — I adore them.
Topshop Dad Jeans: High-Waist, Straight Leg Denim That Goes With All My Fav Fall Pieces
Yes, they are the Topshop Dad Jeans (dad joke, anyone?) and they’re high waisted, a great wider-leg/straight-leg cut, a black wash (my fav) and really, the fresh denim style I’ve been wanting right now. Skinny jeans, you are the workhorse jean that we’ll always have around for comfort and versatility, especially with winter boots and rain boots, but straight-leg jeans, you are the cool cut that I get so much more excited about these days.
These Dad Jeans are somewhat similar to the 501s we all love, but have a different fit. They’re actually closer to my vintage black 501s I wore all last winter and loved. These have a nice high-rise though. and more room in the thighs than the new 501s we’ve been featuring on the blog for the past few months. These are rigid denim AND Topshop brand, so I went up a size, but they’re great. They’re already relaxing a little as I wore them for all these outfits. I was considering chopping them off at the ankle, but actually really dig the cuffs here, so I think I’ll wait. Let’s see how they look styled up, shall we?
1. Topshop Dad Jeans + The Chelsea28 Pintuck Blouse
So, I realized I had tees and a few sweaters galore, but no cute tops in my Nordstrom sale edits so far. So when I did an in-store pickup again the other day, I grabbed this cute blouse. It has really cool cuffs and a v-neck that doesn’t button all the way up, which I find way more flattering and fits my bust better than a traditional button-up blouse. The fabric is sheer, but not too sheer and just adds a little feminine vibe to these otherwise edgy jeans. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention these new gorgeous boots that came in, too. The chocolate suede is just beautiful and even a little more caramel-leaning in person. I adore them and they have a nice, low kitten heel. AND they’re under $70. They come in a beautiful navy color I love, too, as well as black, burgundy and ooh…a calf-hair leopard that’s good. And you know I’m picky.
Chelsea28 Pin-tuck Blouse (s) | Topshop Dad Jeans (28) | Charles Accurate Bootie in Chocolate Suede (tts)
Add A Houndstooth Coat
This amazing Kenneth Cole plaid coat is a piece new-to-me, too. I love love that it’s unlined because it feels like wearing a cozy wool blanket. It also keeps it from feeling too heavy, even though it’s a full-length coat. I think I prefer it with the heeled booties more than the Blondo boots? What do you think?
Kenneth Cole Houndstooth Wool Blend Coat (s) | Chelsea28 Pin-tuck Blouse (s) | Topshop Dad Jeans (28) | Charles David Accurate Bootie in Chocolate Suede (tts)
…Or Try It With Edgier Boots
I like this…I think? Or is it slightly Sherlock Holmes? Haha. I don’t know. It’s ok. Perhaps just a graphic tee might work well here though, or a casual cozy sweater.
Kenneth Cole Houndstooth Wool Blend Coat (s) | Chelsea28 Pin-tuck Blouse (s) | Topshop Dad Jeans (28) | Blondo Camila Waterproof Bootie
2. A Classic Camel Coat + This Snake Bag = Love
OK, this might be my favorite look for colder weather. I love the brown tones of the boots and coat paired with all the black and white. Yes! This bag is just fabulous and probably easier to carry for me than the Clare V. leopard tote I adore. The suede of that bag kinda worries me for Portland weather, even though I’m sure I could treat it. I think my bag of the sale will be this AllSaints (which is still in stock, for now! Whew!)
Chelsea28 Pin-tuck Blouse (s) | Topshop Dad Jeans (28) | camel coat (similar) | AllSaints Snake Crossbody | Charles Accurate Bootie in Chocolate Suede (tts)
3. Red UGG Loafers Are A Fun Choice
OK, these red loafer sneaks are just even better than I thought. I’m loving them for a comfy transitional shoe from summer to fall. The white with black band pair are fun, too, but the red are just supa fun. And have I mentioned enough that they’re totally cushiony?!
Chelsea28 Pin-tuck Blouse (s) | Topshop Dad Jeans (28) | Ugg Chayze Platform Sneakers (tts)
Warm It Up With A Camel Coat
Love camel and red together, and the proportions of the wider legs and the long coat are just a new favorite combo for me. I love a sneaker with an overcoat as an unexpected pairing. They are some of my favorite pieces to put together.
Chelsea28 Pin-tuck Blouse (s) | Topshop Dad Jeans (28) | camel coat (similar) | Ugg Chayze Platform Sneakers
4. Top The Blouse With A Cozy Sweater
I typically prefer a half-tuck to a tunic-length-anything on me, but this works. The proportions with the wider-leg jean and the heeled boots help it look chic and lengthens my legs under the longer AllSaints sweater (that I love! back in stock, too, yay!) I think a taupe or black bootie might work even better here, color-wise though. Perhaps these that I’m still hoping to try out!
Chelsea28 Pin-tuck Blouse (s) | AllSaints Tara Sweater (or this budget-friendly option) | Topshop Dad Jeans (28) | Charles Accurate Bootie in Chocolate Suede (tts)
5. Or Try All Black + A Camel Coat
…well, all black with the gorgeous brown boots, that is. I love that they add a little more interest to this combo, but of course, a chic black boot would be cute, too! (These come in black.)
Topshop Dad Jeans (28) | camel coat (similar) | black tee (similar, a team fav) | Charles Accurate Bootie in Chocolate Suede (tts)
6. Ooh, This Cool Pendleton Coat Is So Good
Ok, as an Oregonian and a lover of amazing design, I’m a huge Pendleton fan. This black and white mixed media coat is just a fabulous winter option. It’s a great weight and has soft quilted lining. It’s roomy enough for a sweater underneath (I do have the XS on order to try, too) and it’s warm without feeling too heavy. This would be a serious go-to coat here, and it’s definitely Northwest-style meets Laura-style paired with these great black jeans and the DV mid tops.
Pendleton Pueblo Mixed Media coat (S-slightly big) | Chelsea28 Pin-tuck Blouse (s) | Topshop Dad Jeans (28)
7. …So Is This Moto Trench
Still love loving this coat! It’s so cool for a raincoat. Again, it’s water-resistant, but it’s the perfect weight and has a cozy hood. Great for in and out of the car, running errands, etc., and I’ve just not run across a raincoat that was so my vibe until now. For some reason, this coat is on sale at Amazon, but Nordstrom being awesome as it is, will price match!
Avec Les Filles Moto Trench (s) | Topshop Dad Jeans (28) | AllSaints Snake Crossbody | Blondo Camila Boot
Avec Les Filles Moto Trench (s) | Topshop Dad Jeans (28) | Blondo Camila Boot (tts) Kurt Geiger Violet Tote
8. And Finally, An Outfit For Now
So the nice thing about a wider-leg jean is that they’re totally more wearable in slightly warmer weather. Plus, these have a rad breezy air vent on the left knee. Perfect. I’m loving this Zella twist front top, but it looks like white is selling quickly (still some sizes in stock though!) I found and ordered this one from Amazon yesterday though to compare! I sized up to a Medium so it would have a little more length. This is my new favorite style to wear with anything high waisted. No half-tucking or knotting skillz required!
Zella Twist Tee (s) or a cute Amazon option | Topshop Dad Jeans (28) | AllSaints Snake Crossbody | Ugg Chayze Platform Sneakers
9. Swap Out Different Accessories
Loving the look of both of these swaps below. How will I decide which bag to keep? Both are really well-made and so rad. And I didn’t wear the Adidas Stan Smiths with many of the looks here, but I really like them with these jeans. You can check out the pair in the sale here or get my exact mule style that I love from the Adidas site.
Zella Twist Tee (s) or a cute Amazon option | Topshop Dad Jeans (28) | Adidas Stan Smith in the sale here (my exact mule style) | AllSaints Snake Crossbody
Shop Fall Outfit Ideas That Pair Perfectly With The Topshop High-Waist, Straight Leg Dad Jeans
Whew, OK! Gosh, these are posts I love doing. Styling up a great pair of jeans multiple ways and playing dress up in all my favorite fall coats and jackets is so my jam. I hope it has given you some inspiration and a minute of escape. For more #NSale inspo, head over to our Nordstrom Anniversary Sale guide.
Thank you again, for all your supportive comments these days. I truly love this job and love connecting with y’all through this fun community. If you have tried any of these pieces yet I’d love to hear from you or if you have any more questions, drop them below or shoot me a DM on Instagram. I’m totes at your service and happy to help with ideas and fit questions, any time. Stay cool, out there, friends.
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I don’t think I could pick a favorite look – they’re all so good! Great styling. And that Allsaints bag!! (insert like 10 heart eyes emojis!)
Thank you so much, Meg! Omg and I love this AllSaints bag for sure! I’m so glad it got here!