Invisible Woman wrote about jeans quite recently and the challenge of buying them for herself as she’s quite short and a UK size 12/14. But even so she found some that fitted well and looked good on her. (Her article has some great pics of her trying on various jeans and some tips too.) Personally, I love the tighter fit that jeans have because even with my slim figure I have a spare tire and a rounded tum and jeans just give that added structure which is so slimming.
I had such fun a couple of weeks ago when I went looking for jeans. And, you know, I was actually prepared to pay the full price, but instead I found the most amazing bargains and more!
A friend said, try Gap, but I thought, before that I’ll just pop into the nearest charity shop. So I did, and there I found a pair of dark blue (without any faux faded bits) Gap jeans (30 waist and 34 length which was a perfect fit for me) for £4.99. (Went to Gap btw, and they could only offer 30 length – no good at all.) And what is it about the ubiquitous false, faded bits on jeans that manufacturers think we like! At least give us a choice, please, of faded jeans and not.
Then, on to Urban Outfitters – which is absolutely my favourite shop – where I found, within minutes, a pair of faded (yes, I liked them!) reworked (with patches and other bits of material) boyfriend jeans, which not only looked amazing, they were down from £60 to £15.
But even more astonishing, these jeans were on the sale table and they were part of the ‘buy one get one free’ items so I ended up with a vintage skirt, which not only looks ace it cost absolutely nothing.
So having been prepared to buy new I ended up with three great pieces of kit for just under £20 – wow!
Again, my message is that as we age, not only should we dress stylishly let’s make the whole shopping experience fun.
That’s all for now
Penny, The frugal fashion shopper
P.S. Note that in this shopping trip i) I bought faded boyfriend jeans when usually I only get skinny and non-faded and ii) I also bought a vintage skirt when I often say vintage is not for me. My point being never say never, and always be prepared to adapt and go for a look that’s right for you.