Don’t you just love Thursdays, and the promise they hold? It’s practically Friday, which might as well be the weekend! Or least that’s how I like to spin it. My offices have always had casual Fridays, but even still, I could have gotten away with wearing certain denim during the week, too.
Especially a dark rinse bootcut that fit like a glove. I sang the praises of these jeans in my Blazer & Bootcuts post last month, and I just can’t get enough of them! They are insanely flattering, and so comfortable. Don’t get me wrong, I love my skinny jeans…particularly my distressed ones…but it’s almost a relief to pull on a pair of jeans where nothing pops out!
For today’s style inspiration, I’m wearing my favorite bootcut jeans for both Work and Weekend.
Not only do these jeans hold everything in place, but I can bend over without putting on a crack show! And thanks to the dark rinse, mid-rise, and longer inseam, my legs look a mile long. Okay, okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But I look taller than my actual 5’4″, right?!
When paired with a blouse and classic black pumps, the look is ready for the office. I threw on the statement necklace and leopard belt because I can’t help myself…but if that’s too much for your work environment, the outfit is just as chic without.
Fit Tip: I originally thought these jeans were true-to-size, but after a full wear, I realized you actually need to size down one. I’m wearing a regular 0, and the length is perfect for heels. The petite size was significantly shorter, and ideal for flats.
Sugarplum Style Tip: Get the most flattering fit out of your bootcut jeans by pairing them with heels, and make sure the hem barely brushes the floor. I prefer a pointy-toe, but as long as your shoe is visible beneath the jeans, you’re good. If you’re more comfortable in flats, stick with a pointy toe (like these), and have the hem brush the top of your foot.
This blouse is a soft mix of knit and rayon, so it drapes beautifully. It’s actually long enough to pair with leggings, but can be tucked in jeans, slacks or a skirt, as well. I also love it with this classic pencil skirt.
Fit Tip: I’m wearing a regular XS in the top. The petite size fit me well, too, but isn’t long enough for leggings.
And as great as a bootcut jean looks for work, it’s even more smashing for a night out! Paired with a simple camisole and some statement jewels, they are date night ready. I’ve worn this exact combination of top and accessories with my skinny jeans and boots, but the bootcut jeans and heels take it to a whole other level.
These jeans really go a long way, and somehow manage to make every combination stylish. Have you worn bootcut jeans in awhile? There’s a reason why they keep coming back…they’re pretty much universally flattering! Happy practically the weekend, lovebugs!
Photos by the darling & talented Mary Summers.
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