Happy Thursday ladies. If you’d read me for any length of time you know that I’m a denim lover through and through. A peek into my closet shows it to be the number one item, I’ll never need more of. And yet…I constantly rotate new denim shapes into my wardrobe because I like to stay current and the shape of what’s modern is always changing. This spring I’m zeroing on cigarette jeans.
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This spring the denim trends are things we’ve seen and worn before so we can take our pick. We’ve all heard that skinny jeans are taking a rest and I’m happily jumping aboard that train because frankly, they’re just not that comfy on me. Many of you are still fans and I encourage you to wear what fits and flatters your shape. Straight and cigarette jeans are on my radar because I don’t have to fuss with the legs when I stand up and that makes them more effortless.
This Pistola brand is a happy new discovery for me. They’re a premium denim label that’s designed in California with the guiding principle that high-quality denim is available for everyone. I also find the prices much more affordable price than many other premium brands which my budget likes.
This style is a cigarette leg which has long been a favorite of mine. Not unlike straight legs, cigarette jeans have a slim shape that’s straight from the knee to the hem and stops at the ankle. Straight can be cropped, ankle, or full-length. Cigarette shapes can also tend to be a bit more fitted through the thigh area.
These have an 11″ front rise; 16″ back rise for great muffin top control and a 26 1/2″ inseam. They would be high ankle length on someone taller than me which is great for when temperatures warm up. This style has almost sold out since I bought mine just 2 weeks ago so I’m not the only one zeroing in on cigarette shapes this spring. I’m wearing a 28 so this brand runs true to size. Mine are almost sold out so I have some below and these are similar.
More cigarette jeans
This everyday cardigan is another happy addition to my wardrobe because it’s a great cool-toned neutral that goes with everything. Cardigans are the perfect layer during shoulder seasons. This merino blend works almost year-round for me because it’s very lightweight and drapes nicely. This season it comes in 5 colors. I’m wearing Tan Cobblestone in small which is a great match for my shoes, and not surprisingly, my graying taupe hair.
I’ve layered it over this Halogen Raw Edge Tank in the ivory cloud which is a soft, cool-toned white. It’s a great layering piece that comes in 6 colors and 3 prints in sizes XXS-16W. This tank has a high/low hemline which looks nice tucked in or worn out over your pants. The snippet of chiffon edge detail adds a soft feminine look to an otherwise basic tank that’s great for layering.
These wedge shoes come in 3 colors and are super comfy. I bought them in black several years ago and have just about worn them out! Eileen Fisher shoes are super comfy and have increasing shelf space in my closet. They have a low wedge with a contemporary look that luckily bypasses my bunion and is comfy for long hours on my feet.
This Stone shade is a dead ringer for my hair these days making it one of my perfect neutrals. Shoes the color of your hair go with everything you wear because they match you. They keep the eye moving up and down your silhouette rather than slamming to a halt at your feet.
News flash…pearls are trending for spring! These sorts of declarations make me smile because pearls are always on-trend for me. I like to wear them in modern settings like this David Yurman cable bracelet, but honestly, I never met a pearl I didn’t love whether they’re real or faux.
Nordstrom has a great selection of denim for every size and shape. They’re my favorite department store for so many reasons, not the least of which is their incredible customer service with free shipping and returns. I’m a big fan of the Nordy club (it’s free to join here) because it allows you to earn points towards notes you can use to shop plus you get free basic alterations. They also offer BOPUS, ROTUS (reserve online, try on in-store), and curbside pickup.
What’s your favorite shape of jeans?
Thanks for reading and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.
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