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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been having such a hard time with denim trends lately. From high rises to higher rises to ultra-high rises and then back to super low-rise…and from skinnies to mom jeans to baggy jeans…and from cropped lengths to floor-dusting hemlines…I. Am. Confused.
As someone who lived through most of these trends the first time around (oh hey, low-rise flares) it’s hard to figure out what exactly is in style now. Which is why I’m SO excited that my all-time favorite silhouette of jean — the bootcut — is back.
Bootcut jeans always just made sense to me. They have a leg-lengthening silhouette with the width of the leg opening balancing out hips and booty and creating a nice shape from waist to toe. It’s not a style that’s super-trendy and will be gone within a year, but a classic fit that just flatters.
With a mid-rise that isn’t too high or too low, made from fabric with just a hint of stretch, in a classic denim wash, THESE are the jeans I’ve been looking for…and they’re perfection, you guys.
The raw hem means they’re super-easy to adjust to the exact length you want, but for me the 30 1/2″ inseam was spot-on. I’m wearing them with heels here, but they also work with my Nike sneakers. You guys know how hard it is to find jeans that work with all kinds of shoes? These are definitely the pair I’ll be traveling with this spring!
I’ve always loved MOTHER jeans for their comfort and fit — especially in the bum. There’s enough give without squeezing too tight so they accentuate curves without creating a muffin top.
So yeah, if you’re just as confused as I’ve been when it comes to denim trends, this one is for you. Bootcut is back, baby, and this Xennial couldn’t be happier about it.
boots: Franco Sarto Stevie Bootie – My new favorite boots. I love the higher (7″) shaft on these and the putty color is light without being so stark-white you’re afraid to get them dirty. LOVE. (Also in black or dark brown.)
sweater: ASTR the Label Wrap Front Sweater (s) – Wrap front sweaters are great for curves as they help define the waist. This one also comes in white or a pretty peri/purple color. It can be worn open at the top (I’ve got the hook closed; check out the pics of the model to see it open) for a sexier look.
cami: Hanro Allure Built-in Bra Camisole – I’ve shared this with you guys so many times because it’s basically a powerhouse staple of my wardrobe! It’s the perfect base layer that gives shape to the girls, smooths out the tummy and adds extra warmth without the bulk. 100% worth every single penny!!
A huge thank you to Nordstrom & ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post — Nordstrom is my go-to place for all things denim with such a great selection! Amy, thank you — it’s always SUCH a pleasure to work with you! And readers, thank you so very much for your continued support. It does not go unnoticed and is so very much appreciated!