The Do Not's Of Purchasing Women's Jeans

By Dhivya Rateesh Nair  

A woman's wardrobe without jeans really looks out of sync and boring. This garment is a complete must have in a woman's collection. Some women find it a challenge when it comes to shopping for jeans. They go through the ordeal of trying on many pairs before they find the one that is perfect. And even then sometimes women have to go back home empty-handed because they didn't manage to find a good fit. Many other times they just pick up and are forced to wear something that is nowhere close to a good fit. These days with the office environment getting a casual vibe, many women opt to wear jeans to their workplace, as it is very comfortable. Finding a good pair becomes difficult when these common mistakes are committed.

Reading only the label

Concentrating on the label of the product rather than trying out to check for a good fit is a huge mistake. That said, the label is a good source of information telling you about the size, style and even if the jeans is straight or boot cut however this information varies from one manufacturer to the other. It is very common that you find you are a size 8 in one brand but 10 in another. This is why it is essential you try out your jeans before you decide on purchasing it.

The color versatility

You need to choose the color of your jeans smartly. You purchase needs to be based on the occasion you are going to wear your jeans. Jeans with a lighter wash is ideal for a night out or when you need a business but casual look. Darker jeans have a polished look and are good choices for office. Darker pairs give you a fitter appearance in comparison to lighter colors.

Mom's jeans make you look older

Yes, when you wear your mom's jeans you do not look your age. You mom's older jeans may be taper legged, light washed and high-waist and are not in sync with your generation. It is true though that most women prefer wearing these jeans because of the perfect fit they give regardless of your shape. Choose a pair that is classic and one that suits your body.

Daughter's jeans isn't yours

This is a huge mistake because it shows that you do not recognize your identity. The fact is wearing a garment designed for a youngster only makes you look older. So look for something your age and flaunt yourself.

Distressed jeans causes distress

What women do not understand is that the distressed part of the jeans attracts a lot of attention and makes that area look seemingly bigger than it is. There is a lot of emphasis given to the part where the bleached or faded spots occur and so it is not ideal to be wearing these distressed jeans if you intend to get a flattering look.

Best Menswear Fashion Trends

By A Luke  

Go Green

The main colourways for this are greens, ranging from darker olive tones to lighter khakis. This is inspired by military designs, which have been increasingly popular for the past few years. However, rather than buttoned cuffs and epaulettes, menswear has borrowed the tones and shades of military clothing rather than the features as it has in the past. Everything from jackets, pullover knits and jeans are being worn in shades of green. Paired with other neutral colours such as black, grey or white, green menswear clothing can look smart and suit the colder seasons perfectly.

Keep it in Check

The lumberjack shirt has been a key piece in many people's wardrobes for many years, and this trend will continue unabated. It's not just shirts that are getting the check treatment this year, as jackets, coats and trousers are seeing a rise in plaid prints. Checked clothes are perfect for when you need a more subtle alternative to the graphic heavy prints that modern clothes are covered in, but still want to keep your outfit interesting. A great look for the end of this year is a dark coloured light jacket paired with checked trousers for a striking look.

Play the Right Cords

Corduroy might conjure up images of a stuffy old professor or boring librarian, but has actually made a dramatic comeback in recent years. No longer is corduroy a symbol of the tedious but can actually be a stylish material that is both comfortable and warm. Cord shirts are particularly fashionable this autumn and winter and will work great with the neutral greens that are becoming increasingly popular. Make sure however, you go for a light cord 'wale', which is the name for the distance between each cord, as heavier corduroy can look old and tired very easily.

Get Some Leg Room

Our final trend for the AW season will see you throwing out those skinny jeans and embracing a wider cut of jeans. However, unless you are a runway model, wider fitting jeans can be difficult to pull off. If not paired with something subtle enough you can end up looking like you are wearing a zoot suit. Worn with a tighter fitting top or jacket can make the wider fit work perfectly however.
These simple tips will help you keep up to date with all the latest fashions and have you looking your best this winter!