I finally found the jeans of my dreams…they’re on-trend, baggy but stylish AND…they’re knit. Yep. They’re not even actually denim (that’s telling of where I’m at these days, haha) — but they LOOK like denim.
They’re the Rag & Bone Sid Miramar Carpenter pant and I’m in love.
Give Me Carpenter Jeans But Make Them Sweatpants
Scotti and Shana have both worn versions of Rag & Bone’s knit Miramar “jeans” (AKA denim sweatpants) and loved them. A word of advice from Scotti and I though: skip the jogger version. It’s just too odd.
But the wider/straight-leg versions? YES, including the newer, carpenter style that I’m rocking here.
The Fit: The fit of the Rag & Bone Miramar Sid Denim Print Carpenter Pants is loose and comfy. But be aware that for hips and a booty you might want to size up. That’s what I did and they are definitely therefore a bit looser at the waist, but I love that right now.
In the photo above, they are their original length with about a 2.5″ heel (I’m 5’4″) so you can see they have plenty of length. Later, I used this micro-stitch gun to hem them with the original hem and so far it’s working super well, even through a wash! The fabric would make them super easy to get tailored though, too. Which I might do eventually.
I’m gonna give you a two different shoe options here that look great with these Rag & Bone jeans.
Carpenter Pants With Pointed Toe Boots And…
The trickiest part of all jeans, typically, is finding what shoes look best with them. This is where we at The Mom Edit come in. Solving a styling problem is like our raison d’être around here.
This sweater is one one of my all-time favorites (more about it here). I’ll be wearing this fall outfit on repeat when it cools down here in Portland. I love the cozy sweater tucked into the soft waistband of these pants. The pointed toe boots elevate the whole look a bit without being uncomfortable or too ‘fancy.’ I added a white bag for a pop and chunky chain jewelry always takes it up a notch.
I adore the combo of a cropped boxy shirt or sweater with a looser wider leg jean. It’s balanced and yet still sooo comfy. This button up shirt from Everlane has become one of my favorites to pair with a variety of pants in my closet.
We are loving the lady jacket trend lately and you may have seen this combination on my recent J.Crew post — I say skip the J.Crew jeans and wear these instead! I am thinking of swapping the stripes for the solid camel option but I can’t decide. The cropped and slimmer silhouette of this sweater works lovely with the baggy jean. It’s definitely a winning combo of Fall ’23.
I will forever be a fan of black and white together and it works with denim in the mix, too. This is another go-to look for fall that feels fresh and easy. Wearing it to see Amy Sedaris tonight! By the way, my favorite black crewneck tees are half off at Saks OFF 5th right now! I’ve had mine for years and they stay looking amazing.
Carpenter Pants With Chunky Boots Or Sneakers And…
The platforms of both the boots and the sneakers still allow for the full length jean to work here for me, too. A chunky lug sole loafer — these are my current favorites — would also work great.
New favorite combo here…I’d wear this every day of the week! This button-down has gotten a leeetle bit small so I just threw it on over my fave cute tank and voilà. I don’t have the energy to replace it and I LOVE the long cuffs on it. I often have issues with pulling at the bust in ANY fitted shirts so this alleviates that issue, too!
Ok hi…when it gets cold enough I will be living in this. I love the drama that the half-zip collar adds to this cozy cable-knit sweater. The jeans are soft enough that tucking it in works great! (Another reason I’d consider getting them not-too-tight.)
I’m rocking this look regularly while the weather is still warm-ish. And yes, I bought a carrier bag for my Stanley because I love him so much. Haha. It holds my phone and some cards, too, which is rad. This is a chonky-cat-approved outfit.