Are you tempted by a trend and decide to jump on the style train with everyone else? Leather always beckons me, whether a soft leather jacket, a great pair of short boots, or a supple handbag. I’ve been tempted to try leather pants again after having a few pairs in the past. However, I had doubts about whether I would get much wear out of the leather jeans I had my eye on, so I tried a coated denim pair by Levis. Similar but for way less money! This post shares why I have a rule about buying something out of our comfort zone to test at a lower price point to determine if we will get the use out of it before investing a lot.
The photo above shows a relaxing at-home look before my hair appointment. I usually wear ankle jeans with loafers, trainers, or flat sandals. No matter the length or leg shape of the jeans, slim fit is always my priority. If you have more curves than I do, your priority might be the curvy fit. That’s the dark-wash denim shirt I showed you here. I’ve worn the ankle jeans here countless times. The loafers are here, and the thin-liner no-show socks are here.
In the interest of full disclosure, my looks are not always on point. (See below.) A garment’s fit, fabric, and texture either harmonize to flatter you or not.
I am always intrigued by the style blogger Suyapa Lucy (first image). She has a way of making every look reflect her dramatic, edgy personality, so she has inspired me to try a few new elements that turned out great, but these particular coated denim jeans were a huge fail. Unfortunately, it appears that I am wearing jeans made from trash bags. Soft fabric pants cling, hug and show too many of the bits I would rather not. Bold shiny fabric or leather pants don’t align with my personality now, so it is back to plain structured denim.
We’ve learned the importance of taking photos of looks to keep a record or understand more about how the garments look on your body. May I add, take a picture of the back view? Slim-fit jeans are my only option since; otherwise, the fabric is abundant in the hips and thighs. If you always have handfuls of material around the hip area, you may also have narrow hips and a flat behind.
I hope that sharing my successes and failures helps you find the fit, style, proportion, and textures that flatter you. Recent outfits are summarized here. Additionally, shopping links on this site may allow me to earn a small commission at no cost to you.