It’s been a while since I wore dark denim flared jeans; after years in mostly skinny jeans I’ve been digging out some unworn and lesser worn styles lately. These Karl Lagerfeld jeans had been packed away for years – still with the tags on! As with most wide leg jeans, they are designed for someone a couple of inches taller than me. Are people generally getting taller? I ponder that because I have half a dozen pairs of trousers that I need to get taken up. I’m 5’8″ so not exactly petite. Anyway, comfortable heels elevate me enough to prevent these jeans dragging on the ground and getting soggy.
Dark denim jeans in a wide leg or boot cut style look smart, especially with a shirt and blazer. I bought this red Zara blazer while I was in Madeira last October. It’s much cheaper to buy from Zara and Mango in Spain and Portugal than in the UK as items cost roughly the same in Euros as pounds. I always find it amusing that the shops in Madeira stock winter clothing in October when the average high temperature rarely dips below 20 Celsius. Apparently they do find temps in the mid to high teens chilly! That would be considered almost tropical here!
You can’t really go wrong with the classic combination of jeans and a cotton shirt. Whether you go for a more casual look with trainers and a bomber jacket, or heels and a blazer, it’s a pairing that you can style with ease. We all need those go-to outfits in the locker for when we’re short on time. My colourful take on a classic combination is probably what you’ve come to expect from me by now! The red jacket compliments the floral print of this gorgeous Grenouille shirt. (The poppy print shirt would also look fab with this jacket). My flower ring matches the shirt’s print too. The metallic red boots are muted enough to create a leg-lengthening effect (a bright red would have had the opposite effect). My navy crossbody bag completed the look.
It’s half term for us this week and I’m visiting my mum for a few days as she was discharged from hospital last week. Thank you to everyone who left kind comments on last week’s post, I really appreciate it. I’m very behind with replying to comments – both blog and Instagram – but I do read them all and am truly grateful for your support.
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