Every year I go on a hunt for the perfect white jeans. I love white jeans and I find they are a brilliant staple in my wardrobe. Great for chillier days but still want to look summery. Great for warmer days but need to wear something substantial. Prefect to dress up or dress down. But they have to be chosen carefully as they have the potential to make us look, errr rather larger than we are.
I get very fed up trying them on and rejecting pair after pair. Too thin. Too tight. Too long. Too short. Look awful. Look fat. Look short. The list is endless.
On my hunt this year I tried on various pairs in House of Fraser including the lovely Hallhuber range. I ordered and returned lots from Mint Velvet. I tried on another pair in one of their boutiques. I tried Marks & Spencer (economise I thought). Last year's pair still have some wear in them. They are French Connection rebound denim jeans and at £69 I would definitely say they are worth a try. But I need two pairs!
Then I headed over to Brookes at Wendover where my friend works. Considering they are a small shop they have a huge selection of designer denim plus my friend is very knowledgeable on the merits of each style. I had kind of avoided doing this as let's be honest designer denim is very expensive. But it comes back to cost per wear and feeling good in them and for that they are worth every single penny. If I put together all the cheaper pairs of jeans I have bought, worn once and decided I hated, I'd be able to buy a few really good pairs. And I never learn, I still do this. This year I have a pair from Mint Velvet and a pair from Gap that I am not totally in love with. That's probably £120 wasted that could have gone towards one good pair.
I am now the proud owner of another pair of Citizens of Humanity Rocket High Waist Crop White Jeans. And they are perfect. Ok they are not that cropped on me (but then I am very short). They are the same as my grey jeans (Rocket) and seem to be a style that suits me.
My French Connection ones can be 'spare and at home' white jeans. And I have to confess to buying another pair of dark navy jeans too. These ones are from Frame and I only picked them up a few days ago as they needed to be shortened - which Brookes do free of charge. So when I wear them I will upload details to my Instagram.
I wore them for a trip to Westfield with my daughter (see my moans about missing kickers here). The navy and white stripe top and scarf with yellow are both from Hobbs last year. My 'summer' boots are Pollyanna in taupe from Dune.
Then I wore them again on Saturday when I went to a seminar in Bracknell. This time styled with a summer knit from Capitain Tortue and these fabulous statement slip-on shoes from Next - love them!
Then finally this is a casual look with my French Connection jeans - the t-shirt is new from Jack Wills and it is lovely and soft and comfy!
Love Michelle xx
Hi, I’m Michelle and my blog Fifty & Fab is all about my journey into and through my fifties. I share style tips, health and fitness inspiration, I talk about my holidays and days out and I tell you about my beauty regime and my lifestyle. I hope you might pick up a tip or two and get some inspiration!
Use my hashtag on Instagram #beingfiftyandfab
I’d love to see what you are doing and with your permission, share some of your images.
Join my mailing list for regular updates and don’t forget to look at my social media pages too..
Subscribe to receive regular blog updates by email: