Switching It Up

When skinny jeans first surfaced as The Jean many, many moons ago (I think I had braces and listened to My Chemical Romance), I was initially sceptical. My initial response was that it was unnatural for jeans to be that tight. This was the time of the baggy jean or bootcut, so don’t judge me too harshly. Eventually, however, I bowed to pressure and tried on my first pair of Topshop skinny jeans. I was instantly converted.

From that day on, I exclusively wore skinny jeans. I loved the way that they felt like a second skin, and I typically bought jeans a size too small to allow for the inevitable stretching. Once I discovered the Topshop Jamie jean, I felt like I had found a denim friend for life. And I did, for many years.

That is, until I decided to try on Topshop’s Mom jeans. They’re baggy, make your butt look loose and are quite possibly the most comfortable jeans I have ever worn.

I am absolutely obsessed. Although I do still feel that there is a place for skinny jeans in my wardrobe, the ‘mom’ jean is so much more interesting to me. Teamed with my vast collection of blouses or a skin-tight body (recreating a look from Love), the jeans work with pretty much my entire wardrobe. I can make them feel a little fancier, as I have done here, or I can dress like an overgrown child and wear them with a simple striped tee.

I’m sorry Jamie jeans, but we’re on a break.

Outfit: jeans, Topshop; blouse, ASOS; heels, Whistles; rings, an assortment from Topshop and Brandy Melville.

Photos by Sara Baena. Check her out here and on Instagram.

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