Today’s blogpost is going to be short and sweet.
Basically, I bought some boyfriend jeans.
I’ve been after some for ages. but I was really struggling to find some I liked. I’d actually pretty much given up hope of ever finding any, to be honest.
Turns out it’s really, really hard to find boyfriend jeans that actually fit on the waist and bum, but are loose everywhere else… Who knew, right?
But oh these are perrrrrrfect!
I love them a lot. I’ve pretty much been changing into them as soon as I get home because they’re super comfy and perfect for lounging in.
They’ve popped up on my Instagram quite a bit in the last couple of weeks and a few people have been asking me where they were from.
So here you go.
These were, as previously mentioned, an accidental purchase.
My friends were running late to meet me at Piccadilly Circus, and Gap just happened to have a sale on and I wanted to see if they had my favourite skinny jeans in, and well… the rest is history.
These are the AUTHENTIC 1969 destructed true skinny jeans. I bought them two sizes larger than my usual, going from a 30 to a 32 inch. (I wish I could say that was intentional, but actually I just forgot what size I am in inches. I will never understand British measurement systems.)
But it turns out that my inability to work out how many centimetres there are in an inch (and what that means for my sizing) is a blessing.
Cos when I got home, I discovered that, although they were too big to wear as skinnies, they were PERFECT as boyfriend jeans.
And we all lived happily every after.
Fun fact: I actually tried on the ACTUAL Gap boyfriend jeans and couldn’t get them over my hips. Even when I tried the bigger size, the shape was all funny. They clung in the wrong places and just didn’t work as well as these do.
So if you’re pear-y like me and struggling to find the right boyfriend fit, give these ones a go!
They’re best worn with rolled up hems, to give them that proper slouchy feel. Then add either a comfy top and sneakers, or a sexy fitted top and heels. (Or, y’know, whatever else you fancy. This just happens to be how I wear them!)
Are they super duper flattering? No.
Am I particularly bothered? No.
Because HELLO there are more important questions to be asked such as: can I fit my post-burger belly into these jeans? Yes. Yes I can. And: do I feel cool and sassy wearing these jeans? Yes. Yes I do.
So hello boyfriend jeans.
Welcome to my wardrobe and my life.
(And can we please have a round of applause for my actual boyfriend who somehow has become an ace outfit photographer overnight?!)
(Also: I finally learned how to use Lightroom properly and I’m super happy with my editing routine now. Yay!)