I've admitted before, I'm slow to adopt new trends. Don't judge me. I think that's ok and pretty normal for most busy mums on a budget. So over the past few months, all my blogging buddies have done some sort of post about boyfriend jeans, Kat, Sue, Marlene, Trea, Helen & Iva. And as we are all part of a blogging forum where we discuss such important fashion matters of life and death, these girls have been supplying me with links to the sort of boyfriend jeans that we concluded might suit me best.
It was decided because I have a more formal, structured style of dress, a darker, non slouchy pair with very little in the way of rips or tears would be best for me. Lots of links later, these ones arrived with Arty the postman (endlessly bemused at the constant stream of parcels I receive)
These Gap Boyfriend Jeans are currently on sale for £15.99. Seriously bargainous. Only in a size US4 (UK 8) but here's the thing - they fit me!! If that's not reason enough to keep something, I'm not sure what is. If I could leave the size visible on them somewhere, I would as I have never fitted a size 8 pair of jeans - EVER!
If you're muttering the obvious - 'clearly they are a big fit..'...ok ok...I KNOW that. But it's not the point. They have 8 on the label...
Of course, I had to immediately report back to the blogging girls with photos showing what they looked like on. So brace yourself for a few things. White ankles, minging stain-covering spare room rug and a tiny mirror. First up, here they are with pumps. Most definitely my favourite look:
Next up, I tried them with black and brown ankle boots. Not keen on the brown boots but will probably wear occasionally with these Zara black wedge boots:
Lastly, a look that I've seen so many other bloggers and fashionistas wear - with a stiletto heel. I remain undecided. I'll try them with tanned ankles and a sharp blazer and share with you again...
Overall, these are the best BF jeans I've tried on (and I've tried on a good few lately). Furthermore, at that price, I'm not going to moan if I only wear them with pumps during the summer. A nice change from skinnies. But I promise to wear them to Belfast Fashion Week next week with the heels and a blazer and you can tell me what you think.
Speaking of fashion shows, I'm off later to the Action Mental Health Style At Stormont show. Excited to be catching up with some friends & support this great charity. I'll report back on here as soon as I can though if you follow me on Instagram, you'll see my outfit first! But for now, here's a sneak peek at my new dress...Fruit Shoot 4 pack and all! That's how mammies shop :)
Do tell me what you think of the whole boyfriend jeans thing...love reading your comments. I get an email every time one appears on the blog and they are honestly the best cheering up emails EVER!