Over the years, denim has evolved into its own confusing world of terminology and numbers that leaves finding exactly what you want, in exactly your size, dauntingly difficult. However, discovering the denims you’ll never want to part with is liking finding the Jay-Z to your Beyoncé. But how do you pick the right size, the right silhouette and the right wash? These six simple guidelines will help you find the classic cuts that will not only fit flawlessly but last for years. Rest assured there’s a pair of jeans for everyone at Jet – promise!
Get to know your size
Let’s start with the easy part. When shopping for denims, it might sound obvious but try on different sizes and styles – not just the size you think you are, or your usual go-to’s. Keep in mind that there are no wrong answers here! As any woman knows sizing can vary greatly according to store, brand and item. Pay attention to how things look on your body rather than sweating the numbers. Always try different sizes on, and choose the one that fits YOU best. Just remember to keep it playful because a little me-time doesn’t have to be a whole day at the spa, right?
Denim on denim is not a fashion don’t
If you’ve always wanted to try a Canadian Tuxedo (denim on denim) but don’t know how, Jet is here to help. The easiest trick to rocking double denim without looking like you got lost on the way to the cattle ranch is by combining varying washes together. For example wear a light denim shirt with dark denim jeans, or an inky denim jacket with a lighter pair of girlfriend jeans
Fashion and comfort, can you have it all?
The answer is yes, get into jeggings! Denim leggings give all the street cred of jeans but without any of the fit problems that we tend to flee from. Ain’t that the perfect equation for a post-lunch but next-level look? We’ll take one in every shade, thanks!
Shop right for your body type
Next, don’t even think of buying jeans before you know the best style for your body type. Yes, you guessed it, your genes affect your jeans. A proper fitting pair of baby blues can instantly give you (and your booty) a lift, making you feel more confident and even a little sassy. Who doesn’t want that?
Let the wash work for you
A forgiving dark denim with plenty of stretch (thank goodness for Lycra) will serve to lengthen your silhouette and streamline your entire ensemble. We’re quick to reach for darker dyes, as they’re so versatile but on the other hand light-wash jeans are having a major moment in fashion! Casual by nature, they can be more comfortable than dark denims because of the way they’re prewashed and we simply can’t recommend them enough!
Find the perfect length
So, how long should your jeans be? With ankle grazers the hem should be positioned just above or right on your ankle bone. The skinny on skinny jeans is that they must fit snuggly with an ankle-length look. Where straight jeans or boot-leg styles should be hemmed just below the ankle and cover the top of your feet.
Down to the denim details
So how do you separate yourself from the crowd? The secret to stylishly standing out is all in the details. The trend to try? Bright and bold topstitching. Adding these vibrant pops of contrasted stitching makes everything look a little more luxurious.
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