By Chantelle Dasrath
I can’t begin to express or emphasize how a good pair of jeans can take your boring outfit from drab to fab instantaneously.
Who doesn’t love jeans? Errbody wears them … from newborn gorgeous babies to elderly folk, these denim threads have been making outfits look sassy since 1871 😯 yeah can you believe? that’s 146 years!
Obviously changing over the years with the times , jeans have always been my choice for an easy look that can be spruced up with just about anything.
Personally , I always invest in good brands as it lasts longer. Whether it’s for my hubby , son or myself , I think a good pair of quality jeans are a must-have item in the closet.
Everyone's body shapes are different and beautiful and I strongly believe that jeans should be comfortable and able to make you feel good.
I ain’t going to buy a pair that is going to make me constantly check if "this and that" are right, having a busy life , means trying my best to squeeze comfort into my life, so it eliminates hassles … if you get my drift 😉
My Choice For My Sir MJ :
So when it comes to my favourite human in the entire world … My baby 😍 , if you know us , you would know that we always make sure he is fashionably in that “style lane”.
His jeans have to be comfortable , he was a bit chubby whilst growing so we opted for elastic waist bands which obviously worked for him at that time, in fact now that he is a skinny little somebody , we go for normal waist bands but we make sure it is still comfy. Both my hubby and I prefer the skinny jean type for Sir MJ , as it not only looks "oh so fab and sleek ",but fits better as well. We follow the trends and go for distressed denim jeans and ripped flavours that enhance the look. I mean babies in trendy gear are the cutest little people you will ever see.
When looking for jeans for Sir MJ , we shop around at our fav stores first ... Zara Kids always have the coolest jeans , I mean they are so up to date with fashion that the kiddy section is almost always set up with staples that scream "trendy , fashion, must-have" & not forgetting the mamas and papas that are scanning the rails for who can get the item first. Zara Kids never disappoints us when it comes to Sir MJ's jeans.
I'm talking the fit , the look and the style ... all equals "mycuppatea" 👌
Next on our shopping journey for Sir MJ , we make a stop over at H & M , thank goodness baby stores at Sandton City are all on the same floor. I must admit , the baby section at this store is much bigger , there is always a variety of jeans to choose from , they are trendy , cool and stylish. I love that both these stores mentioned above take pride in the quality of the fabrics, especially for babies. The jean material is soft and comfy ... I love that!
Well back to my jean addiction :
Let's just say that at one point I never ever wore tights or leggings (That changed after my gym life took over), hence the reason for my countless pairs of jeans that I don't even wear or forgot about.
When it comes to jeans ,I definitely categorize them into like events or places. Example , I have a "work" jeans pile , a "party & social events" jeans pile , a "Church" jeans pile , etc but that just makes my life easier especially when I am rushing for work in the mornings and don't have to even look that I have the correct pair on since it's from the "work" jeans pile.
I usually go for jeans that fit me properly and feel comfortable. Skinny jeans are always in so you will never go wrong buying a pair. Investing in jeans that are a good brand is extremely vital especially if you have a pair on for so many hours in a day. I have a few brands that work best for my body type together with my personal preferences.
If I am looking for comfort , I always go softer denim brands as these boast comfort on another flippen level. Believe me I have tried on a good few brands and softer denims take to ones body shape better. Every single part of these softer denim jeans are comfortable,whether it's on the knee or your butt , these brands scream quality. The joggers ... omw! No words ... you got to try on a pair!
When I am looking for style , trendy , cool and chic I usually shop at stores that have something unique and one or two online overseas boutiques. I mean these overseas stores always have the best stuff! Who wouldn't mind some "Good American" flavor?😎
Being 1.74m tall means I always make sure my jean length fits properly. Story of my life!😅 , but hey I mastered the art of that "tall chick" look and how to enhance the different parts of my imperfect body to suit my personal style and preference.
When deciding on a color of a jean , I usually visualize in my head , if this light blue shade will go with that top or that shoe or remember that I have that jacket I bought which will go well.
It is always a conversation in my head on whether this and that will go with each other.
I must admit , I have a guilty pleasure for lighter shades that are ripped and a bit street-stylish! Pair those with a stunner heel and a plain jacket or top , you got yourself a killer outfit 😆
For me personally , jeans are an easy way out to make any outfit look good. I don't know a female that doesn't have jeans in their suitcases when on holiday!
Whether you're attending a fabulous party or a corporate meeting , a good pair of jeans can be put together with other items to give you that "sassy" look you desire.
I don't care if you are a size small or extra large , jeans are for everyone! If worn properly it could get you some serious stalkers!
Remember ... a stunner pair of jeans can make even an introvert look like an extrovert for that time!
Happy jean shopping my kweens 🌷
Share your jeans secrets with me 😉