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Scouted: 6 Women’s Jeans That Won’t Let You Down, No Matter How Many Times You Wear Them

In my opinion, there’s no such thing as owning too many jeans. Jeans are the equalizer of outfits. They can be dressed up or dressed down and there are so many different cuts and styles that they can be worn at practically any occasion. There are so many to choose from, but we’ve narrowed it down to a handful that can satisfy any experience you throw at them.

The Ridge Mom Jean, $ 118 from Mott & Bow: These jeans fit me perfectly. This is not something I take lightly. I am short and have large legs and that means most jeans fit great in the thighs but gap at the waist. These have enough spandex in them that make them comfortably hug my curves without veering into jegging territory.

Cali Demi-Boot Jeans, $ 128 from Madewell: The only time I’ve ever been happy with a pair of petite jeans has been these from Madewell. These are sturdy with a bit of stretch and come in so many different wash options that there’s easily something for anyone. Madewell’s expanded denim program features Petite, Regular, and Tall inseams and goes up to a 37 in the waist.

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Fab Finds: Leggings, Dresses, Motos and Jeans

The weather is all over the place in the US, which means we’re wearing light layers one day, and heavy layers the next. That’s why retail is covering its bases by providing winter woollies, breezy Summer dresses, and everything in between. That’s also why this week’s fab finds reflect a range of seasons.

1. Danskin Women’s Classic Supplex Body Fit Ankle Legging

If you wear leggings as Athleisure, or with tunics, sweaters and dresses and the like, these are one of the best pairs of leggings around. They’re opaque and substantial, wear like iron, and the waistband isn’t too high, low or tight. They are easy to pull on and off. They can be easily hemmed if they’re too long. They come in six colours and run from sixes XS to 3X.

2. Boden Maisie Jersey Midi Dress

This dress is even better in person. Super soft, extremely comfortable, very flattering on a range of body types, and easy to maintain. Lightweight yet covered, and drapes like a dream. Nice skirt swoosh too. It comes in 5 colours, petite and regular, and goes up to a US18. The US2 fits like a US0 or XS. The mid to larger sizes fit TTS. There’s a V-neck at the back, so make sure you’re okay with that. It’s high enough to cover the bra strap. I bought this dress in the cobalt blue pattern, just to change things up. It’s shorter on me than on the model wearing the cobalt pattern, but still very midi. I’m going to wear it with white and blush pink footwear and bag, and throw in a blush pink scarf for sun protection when I’m walking in blazing heat.

3. Motos

Here’s a selection of moto jackets across a range of colours, lengths, fabrics, fits, weights and sizes. Many of the leather styles are faux, and look spectacular. Some are very casual, a little rugged and hard-edged, and some are more refined and dressier. I’ve seen some of these in person, but they all have good reviews. The shorter lengths work particularly well with skirts and dresses, thereby creating traditionally flattering proportions. The long and oversized motos can also be worn over dresses and skirts, thereby creating a more fashion-forward vibe. The KUT from the Kloth faux suede motos run a size or two big. The BB Dakota styles might run small.

4. Boden Cambridge Skimmer

In my search for bright red bottoms, I threw in these tomato red jeans, and those are the ones I kept because of great fabric, colour and fit. The rise is high on me because I’m short in the rise, but they’ll probably be more mid-rise on others. I’m sick of the calf-sucking fit on tapered pants and jeans, and my calves are narrow to begin with! These skim my calves in a tailored way – not sucking – which looks fresh and dressier to my eye. I’ll need to have the waistband and hips altered because of my slight sway back and the high rise, but the rest of the fit is perfect. They’ll fit a straighter and curvier body type, and won’t look too tight if you get the size right. The substantial fabric helps create a better fit.

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No doubt: Denim is the cornerstone of your wardrobe. But after months of turning to the same cozy sweater-and-boyfriend-jeans combo on repeat, you’re probably more than ready for all the fresh layering opportunities this transitional string of weeks presents, starting with a new pair of jeans. …

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The Jeans That Freed Tyler From Her Skinny Pants Rut

Before talking about jeans, I am, of course, a noted fan of skirts and dresses. But one cannot live on ladylike pieces alone! (Not that I’m not trying, but still.) That being said, the few pairs of jeans I do own are all of the “skinny” variety. That works for me most of the time, but sometimes, I …

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Outfit Formula: White Jeans in Winter

Wearing white jeans in Winter looks fresh and gives your blue jeans a break. It might not work in your snowy, slushy, rural and wet climate, or be your cup of tea. But as a white jeans advocate, I’m hopeful you’ll give it a go anyway. Maybe you’ll wear the look on a bright, dry and sunny Winter’s day. Or when you’re being chauffeured and don’t need to traipse through the snow. Failing that, freeze the idea till things thaw out in Spring.

For those who like to wear white jeans in Winter like I do, here are four ways to combine them with a neutral support act. You can swap out the black for navy or olive if that’s more to your taste.

1. Classic Fabness

Create a column of white with jeans and an off-white or tan pullover. Tuck or semi-tuck into the high rise and add a belt to bookend the black jeans, and possibly your dark hair. The horizontal line of the high-contrast belt is offset by the column of colour and high rise of the jeans that elongates the silhouette. Top things off with a high-contrast neutral coat. I love this even though I don’t wear black booties. I’d substitute the black for cognac booties and belt, and wear an olive parka, or navy coat.

Mango Faux-fur Quilted Parka

2. Earthy Flares

Create a column of Winter white with white jeans and a cream pullover. The white flares are lovely but desperately need DRY weather. I like the oversized fit of the pullover that’s offset by the sleeker thigh fit of the flares. The unstructured toffee topper adds visual interest. The heels create a longer leg line which can prevent that “dumpy” feeling when you wear wide unstructured layers. But by all means create a more structured silhouette and wear tapered jeans. White boots are fab, but toffee or metallic work as well.

Mango Wool Coat

3. Cosy and Wrapped

Combine white skinnies with a turtleneck or layering pullover of your choice. Bring on the drama with a patterned or solid wrap or poncho. Wear it unstructured or belted at the waist. Add neutral boots that work with the palette of the outfit. Here, tan boots would have worked as well as black.

Violeta Check Poncho

4. Structured Equestrian Lite

This one is for extremely mild Winter weather. Heck, I’d wear the combination in Summer. Combine white skinnies with a black tee and plaid equestrian blazer. Add black boots, mules, shooties, loafers or booties. For a proper Winter, I’d tuck white skinnies into tall black riding boots, and layer a black turtleneck under the patterned blazer. I’d throw an anorak, military coat or cocoon coat over the lot.

J Brand 620 Mid-Rise Coated Skinny Jeans


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Okay, so, remember when, almost exactly one year ago, I wanted to try this pair of big, baggy jeans? You probably don’t, but that’s totally fine. Turns out I did try them on and they did not look good. As much as I loved the wide silhouette and long length, I was swimming in these jeans — even …

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Outfit Formula: White Boots with Pants and Jeans

Boots in white shades are on-trend. There have been lots of questions on the blog and forum about how to incorporate them into outfits, so here is the first of two outfit formula posts on the topic. 

A few things upfront:

  1. Platinum blondes, light silver, and white-haired people naturally bookend white boots in outfits. If the white boots match nothing else in the outfit, they will effortlessly create a complement with their coloured light hair.
  2. It is not essential to bookend the look. You can have ANY complexion and hair colour and rock white boots.
  3. When you wear tops and toppers in shades of white, white boots look more integrated into the outfit.
  4. Create a two or three-item complement with white boots using a belt, a scarf that picks up some white in the pattern, a handbag, or a an item of jewellery. My white pearls do a good job of picking up the white in my footwear.
  5. Don’t worry too much about mismatching white boots in an outfit. Their jarring and bright effect as a stand-alone addition is in itself a trendy look, although an acquired taste.

Some visuals to get those white boot outfits rolling:

1. Column of Colour

The white boots here are a mismatched addition, which I think works well. Less expected than black, animal print, or cognac boots to match the top layers. There is no bookending with light blonde hair, but there is an extremely narrow white stripe in the pinstripe of the blazer that picks up the white of the boots. It’s very subtle, and might as well not be there. The column of navy, and the long layer of toffee add vertical integrity to the outfit which offsets the high-contrast horizontal line created by the white boots.

PAUL ANDREW Banner Patent-leather Ankle Boots

2. Low-Contrast bottoms & Topper

Wearing white boots with light bottoms like these light wash jeans creates a low contrast that lengthens the leg line. Adding a low-contrast coat further elongates the outfit and harmonizes with the light blue and white. Here the white boots are less visually jarring than in outfit 1 above. They blend like the froth of cappuccino.

LOEFFLER RANDALL Cooper Snake-effect Leather Ankle Boots

3. Graphic Matching

Wearing wardrobe items with white in them makes white boots look integrated into the outfit. Here, the white of the sweatshirt and colour blocking of the topper match the white of the boots. The black-white-denim palette is a graphic classic where the white adds crispness to the outfit.

BALENCIAGA Talon Slash Leather Ankle Boots

4. Suited & Unexpected

Another mismatched combination that looks as if the wearer forgot to swap out her shoes. Personally I like the unexpected and jarring effect of the white boots. They look interesting, fun, crisp, and make a bold statement. There is very subtle bookending with the black hair of the wearer and the soles of the boots, which in turn matches the black bag. These small visual details help pull together the look.

CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Claire Metal-trimmed Glossed leather Ankle Boots

5. Black, White & Grey

Wearing a black-white-grey outfit with white boots is a classic colour combination. First, the column of black creates vertical integrity which offsets the horizontal line created by the high-contrast boots. The white in the plaid and stripe of the coat pick up the white of the boots to create a harmonized whole. When the coat comes off, the repetition of the white is thrown out the window. That’s fine because mismatched boots look just a fab.

THE ROW Coco Leather Ankle Boots

I’ve been wearing white footwear forever. It’s my thing, signature to my style, and bookends my blonde hair and white pearls. White footwear is my wardrobe essential, so much so that I don’t think about how I’m going to integrate it into outfits because white footwear always works to my eye. It’s a completely subjective thing. It might not be your preference, and it’s all good. Horses for courses, always.


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By wearing these jeans, Meghan changed the life of 30 women

While some people might think the cost of Meghan Markle’s Australian wardrobe might have been high, you can’t deny that the Duchess is great at showing her support for emerging brands and designers.

Plus, Meghan is an advocate of sustainable and ethical fashion, which she proved by wearing one particular pair of jeans more than five times on the tour.

Said jeans are by Australian brand Outland Denim, who use organic cotton and natural vegetable dyes to make their jeans.

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What a week for Outland Denim! Never could we have imagined the overwhelming support shown to our brand, our team and our mission since the Duchess of Sussex wore our Harriet jean not once but multiple times during her stay in Australia for the Invictus Games. This quiet, dignified, but determined support for our brand – and the humanitarian cause it represents – means the world to us, to our beautiful seamstresses, and to the 15 young women who are now feeling the empowerment of employment thanks to the "Markle Effect"! Meghan's modelling of positive change through the power of fashion sets a precedent for all other people with a public profile. Now to enjoy watching the Royal couple in New Zealand along with the rest of the world! 🌎 #madedifferent #zeroexploitation . . . . . 📸 Annette Dew/Newspix, Samir Hussein/Getty images

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But more importantly, by wearing them, Meghan changed the life of 30 women. You see Outland Denim employ women in Cambodia who have been enslaved or sexually exploited.

Once the Duchess was spotted wearing the black Harriet jeans, these sold out within 48 hours, resulting in a massive 640% increase in sales.

Outland Denim has said that as a result, it can employ up to 30 more women.

In an Instagram post, it said, ‘Thanks to the Duchess’ choice in denim, we’re pleased to announce that it will be possible to employ a further 15 to 30 seamstresses in our Cambodian production house in the coming weeks, and the recruitment process has already begun’.

Another one read, ‘This quiet, dignified, but determined support for our brand – and the humanitarian cause it represents – means the world to us, to our beautiful seamstresses, and to the 15 young women who are now feeling the empowerment of employment.’

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