A few weeks ago I found myself desperately craving a new everyday silhouette. No skinny, no pencil, no flare, no wide-leg, just a nice slim basic straight jean. Now, I don't usually shy away from premium denim; as a woman with fairly substantial curves I find that the higher priced jeans just tend to fit me better. Maybe it's that there's more selection and variety in terms of fits and cuts, or maybe I'm a bit of a denim snob. I'm a huge fan of J. Brand and my recently discovered Mother jeans pretty much never left my body throughout august and september. And yet I recently found myself sorting through the stacks of jeans at Gap. How did I get there? I don't know, muscle memory from high school days maybe? Result? Jackpot.
Yeah, they gape a tiny bit at the waist, but it's nothing that a good belt (or tailor) can't fix. And I'm so relieved to be in comfy jeans that are a bit more relaxed than my skinnies that I'm beyond thrilled with my new purchases. I bought them in two different washes; at this price, who could resist? I liked the straight cut so much I also picked up these pants in black:
They've got them styled as your typical work/office pants, but I tell you, these babies are multi-taskers. Tailored but still with quite a bit of stretch to them, I've been wearing them with everything from sneakers to motorcycle boots. Glad I gave Gap another chance. Maybe it's true, the 90's really are coming back.