Shopping for jeans, blah, it’s almost as bad as shopping for swimsuits. In addition to finding the right fit for your body, with so many brands and styles out there now it’s just so confusing – bootcut, skinny, super skinny, straight, boyfriend, low-rise, mid-rise and now they have re-introduced the hi-rise jean. While I am happy to see the super low-rise go away (we have seen enough muffin tops and butt cracks), I’m not thrilled with the hi-rise jean either; sometimes it creates a long-booty look that it’s flattering at all.
I wanted a pair of spring jeans in a light wash so I went to Neiman Marcus, where they have a wall of jeans, all brands and styles. I made the mistake of bringing my daughter with me the first time and bought a pair of jeans that I regretted as soon as I got home; they were just wrong in so many ways. The next day I went back to Neiman Marcus (alone) and returned those jeans. Then I tried on about 10 pairs of jeans at my leisure. First I tried on my favorite brand, Hudson, and then a few pairs of J Brand. I also threw in a couple of pairs of AG, Joe’s and Rag & Bone. I am really loving Rag & Bone’s tee shirts right now, so I thought the jeans were worth a try. Finally I narrowed it down to two pair:
First, this pair of J Brand Mid-Rise Skinny Leg in Beryl
photo credit: jbrandjeans.com
And this pair of Rag & Bone Slim-Fit Skinny Jean in Monument
photo credit: ShopBop.com
In the end I decided that the wash on J Brand jeans was just to 80’s for me, a bit too stone-washed. Back then you couldn’t tell me that I wasn’t the fashionista in my Guess stone-washed jeans and jacket, but that trend is best left as a memory, at least for me. The Rag & Bone jeans were a light enough wash to be on trend and much different than any of the very dark wash jeans that I currently own. They will look equally as good with a silk top and heels or a tank top and flip flops. And they fit great. I feel good about these.
My jeans shopping is done for the season – I’m glad that’s over!
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