By Christiénne Miller
I have to admit, I’ve got a bit of the cold weather blues. But, not the kind you think. No, these are the ones I have to wear, and get more of, because my favorite pair just ripped beyond repair, which has thrown me into a fit of denim anxiety.
Though I know fashion icons may turn their noses up at the notion of wearing jeans, I’ve been a huge fan ever since I can remember. I started as a little Levi’s addict back in the 70s and moved onto Jordache as a tween/teen in the 80s.
In the 90s I discovered Diesel because they had a cut that made my boy-hips look hip — a style they discontinued in favor of the low rise jeans I despise (yep, it was my old pair of Diesel that met their demise). Also, and now that I have more grown up expenses, I just can’t throw down a few bills for a pair like I used to.
Now, I’ve got some Old Navy brand that fit pretty well, but I have to buy them at least one size larger in order to get the length and waist to cooperate. Oh, and the whole muffin top thing — I’d rather wear a belt than deal with that look.
The good news? In my hunt for a new pair, I found some expert advice on how to select the right pair of jeans for your body type: Just check out these tips from Stacey London’s (What Not To Wear) appearance on Oprah, as well as from Shape Your Style. The most fabulous Tim Gunn also recommends sticking with regular fit, darker denim to ensure your look remains contemporary.
One last thing: If you’re like me and have to adjust the length of your jeans from time to time — depending on the shoes you wear them with — you’re going to LOVE HemmingMyWay! Have you seen this product? It’s an adhesive hemming snap that helps you achieve multiple hems in one pair of jeans, without duct tape.
When knew there were so many ways to do denim right and lift your blues? Guess I’ve got some shopping to do.