I’ve had these jeans for a while now, and no doubt you’ve spotted denim jeans in a range of quirks making appearances on your favourite shopping websites. Whether they subtly embellished like this pair, or of the more daring variety, read: stirrups & 3/4 of the legs missing. If you’re anything like me you own at least 4 pairs of black jeans I find myself reaching for this pair pretty regularly and it got me thinking. What makes these so great? So ‘reachable’? I think it’s just that little extra detail that makes making your outfit a bit more interesting.
Before we get into it, I feel it’s worth mentioning, that I waited all weekend for the pouring rain//snow to stop so I could shoot this outfit, but to no avail. That should explain the hair if it crossed your mind that I’m looking a bit bedraggled. If it didn’t, then maybe I successfully battled through the hilarious pictures where it was more of a Wind and Rain: 1, Frances: 0 situation.
Like many of us, I’m a ‘can’t live without denim’ girl though and through. Barely a day goes by when I don’t reach for a pair of my favourite jeans, and definitely not a week. The classics are great, they’re classic for a reason after all. But sometimes we just want to mix it up a bit, but without straying from our trusty denim friends. This is where denim with a twist comes in.
There’s nothing more effortless than waking up in the morning and throwing on a pair of jeans and a tee. But even if you’re the queen of accessorising, sometimes things can get a little boring. If you want to skip a step and amp up your ‘jeans and a tee’ or ‘jeans and a nice top’ look, then denim with detail, that does the work for you, is the way to go!
Denim with a twist, can be anything from black jeans with embellishment, to distressed boyfriend jeans with a sassy stripe down the side. Whatever ‘twist’ you opt for, it’s bound to bring that extra ‘je ne sais quoi’ to your look. The perfect opportunity for some jujzed up denim, is when the rest of your outfit is simple. A classic white tee for example. Pair it with a classic pair of jeans and you have a chic, but simple outfit. Pair it with your new denim of choice and suddenly things get a lot more interesting. It’s the key to effortless style.
SHOP DENIM FAVOURITES
Black skinnies are one of life’s greatest wardrobe staples. Night out? Black skinnes and a nice top. Shopping? Black skinnies and a nice jumper. Walking the dog? Black skinnies and your boyfriends hoodie. Going to the gym? Ok maybe not, but you get my point. But nobody said the basics had to be boring, did they? This pair are so fab because the whip-stitch detailing round the pocket make them the perfect exhibit for my whole point in this post. They are so easy to wear but the detail gives that little something something else. Throwing them on with a white tee and a cardi is one of my favourite combos at the moment. So. Easy. Of course I’m still wearing my Zara socks boots too.
But it doesn’t just end with black jeans, oh no. I can’t say that my ‘denim with a twist’ collection has expanded beyond this pair yet, but it sure will be very soon! I can’t wait to get my hands on more no-brainer denim to make me look like i’ve made an effort. I’ve picked out some of my favourites on the high street right now in this post. Let me know if you’ve got any jeans with something extra!