Welcome to another installment of “how to wear” trends. This week: wide leg jeans.
Now, I guess I’m kind of the unofficial advocate of skinny jeans, but when I saw these pair that actually fit me sans tailoring I thought I’d give it a try. I already did a post on these great jeans line from Maise.
My biggest problem with wide leg jeans is that it makes one look a bit “too” refined. That’s not really my style. First of all, that might require me to actually brush my hair – noooooooooooo.
Secondly, how do you avoid looking like some kind of Sheila the Disco Queen? Can’t you just picture me in a lame bra and crimped hair. Ooo la la.
Anyways, so I came up with a couple suggestions.
Keep your feet hidden
The easiest way to keep yourself from looking like you stepped out of the 70s (see last photo), keep the length of your jeans about even keel with the ground. My choice is a trusty pair of combat boots that peeks out just slightly.
Keep your accessories fresh
A scarf (light for summer), heavier for winter, and key accessories like tons of jewelry/ bangles/ oversized clutch/ slouchy bag.
To tuck or not to tuck
That is really up to you. My jeans are also high-waisted, but today I felt like untucking a la Daria W. for a more “unkempt” look. If you do choose to tuck, I recommend a thin t-shirt or tank to avoid poofiness.
Add a jacket
Well I just believe a leather jacket or sharp blazer solves everything. Sorry.