Designer Jeans Worth the Expense

The hunt for a good pair of jeans has been a long standing battle for women. Finding the right size, fit, style and price point can be a daunting task. It used to be that even the idea of going into a dressing room would deter me from even thinking about taking the plunge into designer denim. But now days, I’ve grown to love the day I get my newest pair of designer jeans.

When 7 For All Mankind Jeans first hit tipped the scale of supply and demand, I wasn’t sold on the hype. I’ve never been one to run out and get something just because Jessica Alba is wearing it or Jennifer Lopez attempted her fate at a clothing line to build her empire. No, I’m far harder to persuade than that, but we all cave in at some point. My day was when I decided to let go of my pride and resistance to trendy must haves and actually try a pair on for myself.

I took in only two brands into the dressing room, a pair of black denim 7 jeans and the Joey Super T jeans from True Religion, which were recommended by the denim expert for my size and body shape. I was ready to be thoroughly depressed, already envisioning myself stampeding out of the dressing room vowing to loose those last 5 stubborn pounds and heading straight home to laugh my sorrows away with a bowl of chocolate ice cream and reruns of Sex in the City. Vindicated that I was right to bypass trends and stick to my standbys.

Well, I have never been more pleasantly surprised in my whole shopping life. My dilemma was not that neither jean looked good, but that both looked fantastic. Only budgeting for one pair, I had a to make the choice between them. This was a first in my own shopping experience. I love shopping for other people because the pain of shopping is removed. But when it comes to my own wardrobe, my expertise gets the best of me and finding those items that are just right is much easier for my clients than myself.

Since that day, I’ve embraced designer jeans and realized that the higher costs are not just a matter of economics, but there is a difference in quality, feel and manufacturing. The seams are straighter and the hardware is top of the line. No stuck zippers here. The best part is the denim itself. Whatever the brand, the common thread among all the high-end designer jeans is the refined fabrics used and the flattering fit provided by them. My hips and thighs look smoother, leaner and more toned in my True Religion jeans. I’m not sure why or how, but they do. Many of today’s top brands use Italian or Japanese fabrics, giving them that super soft, sleek and sexy feel.

Designer jeans range in style, price and fashion approval as widely as the shapes they are designed to fit. The great thing about online shopping is once you know your style and size, you can find all the savings, latest arrivals and different colors and washes with just a click of the mouse. With sites catering to designer apparel, you can be in your 7 jeans faster than the gum popping sales clerk can find the dressing room key.

Five Timeless Ways To Rock A Blazer

Blazers are well loved for their flattering shape and timeless style but you may not have realised just how flexible this simple jacket can be. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking your blazer is too dressy for normal wear. Revitalise your blazer and ensure you’re wearing it to its maximum potential by learning about five great ways to rock this basic piece.

The trend for men’s cardigans remains strong and teaming a V-neck with your blazer instantly transforms a simple look into the layered style that’s all the rage right now. Complete your outfit with a crew-neck t-shirt that will make sure you’re not showing off too much chest and a pair of jeans in a relaxed fit. Combined, your clothes will have just the right flavour of laidback style and preppy smartness.

Teaming your blazer with a plaid shirt is another great way to give it a whole different look. To get this right, you need to make sure you choose a shirt that has a fitted cut and is of a fairly thin material. This will help it sit well under the blazer and keep you from looking as though you’ve got your layers wrong. Bright, bold plaids are great for ensuring your wardrobe has a fun, modern feel.

To really mix your styles, pair your blazer with some deeply distressed jeans. The combination of faded denim and smart blazer creates a great shabby chic style that’s as suitable for a night at a bar as it is for a day chilling out with friends. This look might not be great for work, unless you have a very relaxed office policy, but it’s perfect for making sure your blazer has a new lease of life.

When it’s cold outside, your blazer can really come into its own as an extra layer to wear over your knitted jumper. Team it with everything from Fair Isle sweaters to cable knits for a super cosy and very hip way to get some extra wear out of your blazer. This is a gentlemanly way to deal with cold weather and, if your workplace or destination has good central heating, it’s easy to take off a layer and chill out.

You don’t necessarily need to dress a blazer down to refresh your wardrobe. Many celebrities have started to see the charm is adapting their blazers for wear at black tie events and so can you. Simply pair your trusty blazer with some formal shoes, a pair of black trousers and a bow tie. A nice tweed with work just as well as a black blazer, so have fun mixing it up.

With a little bit of imagination, a simple mens blazer can be transformed into the perfect partner to a huge number of different outfits. Start experimenting and find some new looks for this wardrobe classic today.