Posts Tagged ‘jeans’

Foraying into New Jean Territory

I have been wearing Joe’s Jeans “The Cigarette” for as long as I can remember. I love them, I swear by them, I pimp them out to my friends as a quality recommendation, and I get a lot of compliments on my fantastic jeans. I typically frequent Loehmann’s or Nordstrom Rack for these gems rather than shoveling out $180 on the spot, and I’m telling you, I live in them. I swore I was going to be a Joe’s fan forever… until I hit Nordstrom Rack this weekend.

Then I discovered the greatness that is William Rast… I tried on a pair of their “Jerri” ultra skinny jeans in a medium-colored wash, and I was stunned. They fit like a glove, flattered my rear end, and- whoa- fit me better than my Joe’s. I found a pair for $80 (YAY), and I have been living in them ever since. So I’m not sure if I’m cheating on my Joe’s yet or really a William Rast convert. Only time will tell, I mean after I purchase another pair of course. Try both and let me know what you think. Which skinnies do you prefer?

-Whitney Manson


White Jeans Are All the Rage

Hello summer, hello hot white pants!! The stores are flooding quickly with white jeans in time for summer- whether it be in shorts, pants, skinnies, or capris. Find the kind that’s best for you, and determine what to wear with it below!

If you want a white pair of jeans with lots of stretch, look no further than Joe’s jeggings, destroyed to a classic fit, buy them here. Wear them casually with some wedges. For a regular pair of white jeans, go for the Rock & Republic Stella Straight Leg in Bombshell Fling. They’re sold out at the Rock & Republic site, but they sell them here at Tobi. These will flatter most body types and look universally amazing.

These great cuffed capris would look great with a brown pair of flats or heels and bright top. William Rast sells the Belle here. The low-rise fit makes it a perfect match for any shirt you want to wear with it. Additionally, these are great for all sorts of occasions- you can dress them up or down for anything from barbecues to beach parties to even casual Friday at the office. By changing up your tops and shoes, you can change them per occasion in no time.

Lastly, I live in my Joe’s cuffed denim shorts… and so I can only imagine how much better life would be with these beauties here. You can’t go wrong looking ready for summer in a pair of these! I would pair them with a loose tank personally and probably a pair of cute flats. And now I must return to shopping… uhoh.

-Whitney Manson

Wearable Denim

Jeans are always in style of course, and now currently denim material is in too. The thing is, you have to be careful not to get too carried away with it. There is truly a fine line between going the cute route versus the cheesy route, and here is my guide for staying trendy but not drowning yourself in it.

Tacky Denim

Overalls- While you may see them returning to stores at this point in time, please remind yourself why they went out of style. Overalls are not cute, and neither are short overalls (or clogs). I don’t care what you say, even models look bad in this, so the normal person should not wear it either. The reason it left our wardrobes was because it was cheesy, and it should definitely stay that way.  Avoid overalls at all cost!

Jean jackets- These can be cute when they are tailored appropriately and were all over the runway. However, while they paired it together with jeans on the runway, be very careful if you pair them with a pair of matching jeans. The new jacket is more fitted and flattering than before, and I personally think it looks best over dresses. I love this J Brand one here.

Dresses and skirts- I love the new jean dresses and skirts out for sale right now! They are extremely wearable.

Urban Outfitters really seems to have taken the trend to a place where I feel safe and can wear it at the same time. I just purchased the Cooperative Denim Skirt, something I can pair with all my shirts and even wear to work. Urban Outfitters carries a bunch of other options too, with something for everyone. I recommend shopping online today to find something that suits your individual style!