Styles seem to really be changing- pant legs are getting wider, shoes are getting clunkier, belts are back in a huge way. It’s a whole new world out there and it reminds me of the 70s- but in a good way!
How to Wear Pants that Aren’t Skinny Jeans
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Timeless pieces will never go out of style, so what I like to do is embrace an updated cut of pants but keep it more classic up top. Or add a belt with high rise jeans or belt a boxier dress- yet keep shoes and earrings simple. It’s all about balance, and when styles change it’s always good to dip your toe in so that your style doesn’t become too stagnant. I sometimes think about the ladies that I occasionally saw growing up in the 90s- their hair, makeup, and cut of pants were still very 80s, and it was evident that they’d gotten a little stuck in their style. Now I get it! The same thing could easily happen to us millennial women who lived in skinny jeans for over a decade. It’s our comfort zone…but now’s the time to shake up your style, change your cut of pants, and try something new!
The cuts I prefer are demi-boot crop cut with a 9 or 10 inch rise, and high rise slim wide leg pants (a crop is good but not necessary). I have a bit of an issue with relaxed/boyfriend jeans because they just aren’t particularly flattering (intentionally, it seems), but I know that demi-boot crop jeans or high rise wide leg pants will accentuate a waist and legs nicely- so those tend to be the cuts that I prefer. Hang onto those skinny jeans though-they’ll still be great with tall boots once it’s colder. I haven’t tried true flares in 20-25 years, but I have a feeling that’s coming! I’ll be looking for a high rise pair because a tucked in shirt will help balance the fuller cut at the feet.
Here are some options I’ve rounded up that I’d wear in a heartbeat, if you’re looking to try something other than skinny jeans!