Why yes, I am still talking about Dad Jeans. And while my Levi’s 501s are still my undisputed favorites in the genre, I was intrigued enough by the idea of full-length Dad Jeans…that I picked up this pair, too.
If you want to see all of the gory details of the try-on and decision process, I wrote an article about it: Finding the Best Dad Jeans: A Try-On Adventure. It is just a ridiculous as you might expect.
But here’s the thing: After more than a decade of skinny jeans, and 6+ months into a stay-mostly-at-home, pandemic situation, we’re all just so intrigued by the concept of relaxed jeans. They’re still high-rise (and therefore — one could argue — leg-elongating,) but also super-comfy and not a chore to put on.
4 Ways to Style Topshop High-Waist Dad Jeans
So I grabbed my latest purchase and put the jeans to the test. I wanted to come up with a few outfits that were — legitimately — cute outfits (barring the pandemic situation) but yet…not a bridge so far that I wouldn’t actually wear them now.
Unsurprisingly, soft tops and face masks feature prominently.
1. Casually Chic: Elevated Sweatshirt & Cool Sneaks
The key to high-rise dad jeans seems to be showing off the waist. And I appreciated that this soft, cozy sweatshirt looks elevated…yet doesn’t need to be tucked in. I’ve been throwing it on over all sorts of tucked-in tees and camis when running out the door. It’s a good one.
2. A Little Fancy (& Date-Night Ready)
This is my speed on date nights these days: a T-SHIRT. Granted, it’s a little fancy with a bit of a puffed sleeve, but make no mistake…it’s still just a tee. Also, if you are ever in the market for walkable high heels, I highly recommend Naturalizer.
3. A Warm Fall Solution: Sweater Tee & Boots
I adore this boxy EILEEN FISHER sweater. So much so that I wrote a whole ode…I mean post about it. People keep stopping and asking where I got it — it’s that good. And it’s currently 40% off, soooo…
Also, this sweater is covering my waist, yes. But I think because it’s both short and swingy enough that it doesn’t matter. The hint of waist is still there.
4. Rule Breaker: Oversized Everything
I know I just said that the waist (or the hint of a waist) has to show with dad jeans…but I do also like a giant, oversized sweater and rugged heeled boots. The long-over-long proportion just works.
Rest assured, Gang, that I did get my hair cut and colored several days after these photos were taken. Kindly refrain from calling the Fashion Blogger Police — I’ll be fined for sure. (“NO MORE TASSELED EARRINGS FOR YOU, MOM EDIT!”)
ps: This one’s for the pinners