5 years ago I would never have imagined that my staple wardrobe piece would be my skinny jeans. I always wore boot cut and felt way too paranoid to wear such tight fitting jeans. They brought back memories of pinstripe and bleached skinny jeans from the early 80s that I had to fasten lying on the bed, sometimes using a coat hanger hooked to the fly to get enough leverage to fasten the damn things they were so tight! Then after putting on weight with my pregnancies the word ‘skinny’ just was not enticing enough for me to want to try them. Then once I started running it became apparent that my legs might be an area of my body to enhance rather than conceal and now my Hudsons are my ‘go to’ trousers. I’ve since been branching out into colored jeans and printed jeans though I tend to spend far less on these as I don’t think they’ll be around forever.
I’m still waiting for the leopard print and snakeskin jeans from H&M to make an appearance in my local store – I’m hoping they should appear soon as the snakeskin ones have even been featured in the August issue of Real Simple.
In the mean time I found some delicious pink jeans there for $30! They are super soft, stretchy and REALLY comfortable – they looked fab on Saturday night when we went out to dinner with friends. I wore them with my Zara floral jacket, Zara top from the sale for $25, Banana Republic nude Jacky pumps from 3 years ago (?) and my Steve Madden ruffle clutch. I loved the outfit and it felt so summery – a great jacket does wonders for a pair of jeans. Thrilled with my new shorter haircut too – O’Neil is a genius:)
I’m still looking for the perfect blush/nude pink and have seen these here at Express but I think they are overpriced compared to elsewhere, so my brighter pink ones will do for now. I think a blush color will be perfect and could be worn into the Fall whereas the brighter pink is definitely more summery.
Which have been your favorite skinny jeans this summer?