I love my skinny jeans. I have a closet full of them. I look forward to the time of year when the weather cools and tall boots with skinnies become my go-to uniform. But sometimes you just want something different. Mix things up a bit.
Straight leg jeans and I are having a moment and here’s why.
As you all know, I am wild about booties this season. But here’s the thing, my booties have not been working with my skinny jeans. Skinnies either half tuck/bunch up around my ankles in my booties or if I cuff them I feel like my lower legs are in sausage casings because true skinnies are tough to roll up especially for us gals with athletic calves.
The solution? Straight leg jeans. I like them cuffed with my short booties or full length with flats or heels. And yes, I do have a favorite pair to share with you all, but first some straight leg denim inspiration via Pinterest.
Ready for it?
The Paige ‘Skyline’ Straight Leg Jeans HERE in 4 washes plus black and get this, some are on sale! I never find Paige jeans that I like the fit, on sale.
Yes, there are other straight leg jeans out there. These just happen to be a favorite of mine and many others if you read the reviews HERE
Why? First, the stretch of this denim is fantastic. It is stretchy and luxurious. I wore mine 2 days in a row and they are not stretched out! Seriously, I was surprised myself. They look just as good today as they did when I took them out of the wash to wear them. Second, the rise is a bit higher which helps eliminate the dreaded muffin top that occurs with low rise jeans. Third, when I sit down no gap in the rear. They are high enough in the back to avoid the dreaded panty reveal from behind! Last, they are the perfect alternative to my skinny jeans and make my legs look super long! Slim through the butt, thigh but a bit roomier in the calf. So comfortable I think I could sleep in them!
If you need some more convincing, I did a little experiment in my bathroom at home;
Here is how I wore mine 2 days in a row this week:
Here are the links to the Paige jeans that are on sale. Two of the washes are permanent markdowns but the other two are being price matched which means they could go back up to regular price at any time. If you like skinnies, I love the Verdugo style by Paige and there are a few washes on sale as well. These jeans are also available at Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and Anthropologie.
Paige ‘Skyline’ Straight Leg Stretch Denim Jeans (Stream Wash) HERE | Nordstrom
Paige ‘Skyline’ Straight Leg Jeans (Palmer) (Nordstrom Exclusive) HERE | Nordstrom. This is the wash I bought and am familiar with.
Paige ‘Skyline’ Straight Jeans (Midlake) HERE | Nordstrom
Paige ‘Skyline’ Straight Jeans (Black) HERE | Nordstrom
Paige ‘Skyline’ Straight in Stream HERE | 6pm $94.99. 6pm is a discount site so I cannot guarantee that these are the same ones I tried on at Nordstrom. The wash I have is the ‘Palmer’. These could be a past season wash. Sometimes the denim that ends up in discount stores and site is not exactly the same. It could be a wash that was not as popular, though sometimes you luck out. Be sure to confirm before ordering. They are a great price.
OK, go get ’em you’ll love them! We will be spending the weekend pumpkin carving and making Halloween costumes! Hope you all are having a fantastic weekend! Be sure to pop back next week for the recap of my favorite neighborhoods in NYC and hear what is trending on the streets of the Big Apple as I share my adventures from my weekend away in the City!
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Cindy loo hoo says
I love the look of these Paige jeans and can’t wait to try a pair. Thank you! BTW what is that GORGEOUS grey dress/tunic that you are wearing I the picture above? I love it too!
Hey Cindy! Check out the Paiges for sure. I think they offer what you love with KUT, but at this price they are not much more than the KUT denim and if you like the fit, I know you will love the feel and the wash. The one in the photo that I m wearing is the Palmer wash. The Midlake is their TRANSCEND denim and it is super soft, you may want to check those out too since they are on a temporary price match. The Palmer is the one that has been around longer. I like both. The newer washes were not in the store when I bought mine. If they are sold out in the store, try another for size and they can find it and ship it to you at no cost. I find in Paige, I wear the same size every time. The tunic is from Nanako, a new designer I stumbled across in Nolita on my past trip to NYC. I LOVED her store! She had just opened her flagship boutique, great tunics and tops. I will be sharing all the photos and info on her line this coming Wednesday so be sure to check back! XO
Sarah G says
Yes! This is the answer I’ve been looking for! I’m the same – love my skinny jeans and love my ankle boots – but the two just don’t go together. Right I’m off to find some straight leg jeans. 🙂
There are some great straight legs out there right now – because of the midi boot trend. Check out the Current Elliott Crop Straight Jean (on sale this weekend at Nordstrom, it’s the frayed bottom one I wear all the time on the blog). For all crop straights, check em out here, http://shop.nordstrom.com/sr?origin=keywordsearch&contextualcategoryid=0&keyword=crop+straight+jean. The ‘Reese’ from KUT is a great jean as well and under $80.00. Thanks for stopping by and happy weekend! xx