Spring Outfit: Jeans & A Top (But Better)


It’s no secret that Free People make some of my favorite jeans ever. My Moxie jeans and my Good Luck Barrel jeans are two of the most worn jeans in my closet for over a year now. And they’ve really been upping their denim game lately – not only does Free People make some of the coolest jeans, they also happen to be comfortable and reasonably affordable (my two favorite fashion adjectives) compared to other denim brands I love.

Rails white smocked summer top, Free People light blue wide-leg cuffed jeans, Jeffrey Campbell black ankle strap sandals

Top (m, tts) | Jeans (28, runs large) also at Nordstrom | Sandals (tts)

When I saw the Free People Palmer cuffed jeans, I actually gasped out loud. You know you need a pair of jeans in your life when they make your heart beat a little faster. I fell in love so hard, in fact, that I ordered them in two different washes (plus the shorts version) to try them all on.

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Free People Palmer Jeans + A Pretty Top, 3 Ways

Pairing these cuffed wide-leg jeans with a pretty top, like this Rails blouse (I own it in both black and white), just became my new favorite outfit combination. When worn together it has a casual, yet boho vibe. Now comes the hardest part: deciding which ones to keep…

Outfit 1| Free People Light Wash Cuffed Jeans + Rails White Top + Sandals

Top (m, tts) | Jeans (28, runs large) also at Nordstrom | Sandals (tts)

I really like the idea of styling a casual looking pair of jeans with a dressier top, like the Rails Martine smocked ruffle blouse. (Note, this top is cropped ever so slightly.) Also, I am loving these Jeffrey Campbell Hvar Ankle Strap Sandals. I’ve been looking for a comfortable yet cute pair of ankle-strap sandals and I am so happy with these.

Fit Notes: The Free People Palmer jeans are a mid-rise, cuffed wide-leg with a baggy fit and 100% cotton. These jeans definitely run large. I am typically a pretty solid size 29, but these are a size 28 and they fit perfectly.

Outfit 2| Free People White Cuffed Jeans + Rails Black Top + Studded Ballet Flats

Top (m, tts) | Jeans (29, runs large) also at Nordstrom | Flats (tts)

I really love how this black Rails top looks with the white version of the Palmer jeans. Combined, it creates a really ‘put-together’ look with minimal effort. It’s like the date-night version of the above outfit.

Fit Notes: I went up a size in this pair to a 29, which is the size I usually wear. You can tell they are much baggier than the size 28 jeans I’m wearing in the first look, especially in the crotch area.

Outfit 3| Free People Cuffed Denim Shorts + Off-The-Shoulder Top + Sandals

Amazon white off the shoulder top, Free People cuffed denim shorts, Jeffrey Campbell black ankle strap sandals

Top (m, tts) | Shorts (29, tts) also at Nordstrom | Sandals (tts)

The denim shorts version of the Palmer cuffed jeans are my ideal length: not too short and not too long. They have a 5″ inseam, 12 1/2″ front rise and 15″ back rise. They pair perfectly with this super affordable off-the-shoulder ribbed tee I found on Amazon.

Fit Notes: I generally like to have some room to move in my denim shorts, so I didn’t size down to a 28 like I did with the full length option. I like how these fit a little loose.

Until next time,

xo, Jess ( My Instagram | More of my Posts )

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