Let’s take a look at everything denim. I know that everyone owns at least one pair of jeans. They have become a pretty huge fashion staple in society today. Denim has come a long way since it first hit the scene. Today, it’s not unheard of to go somewhere special in a pair of jeans, as long as the color and style is right. Let’s see how many of these styles and types you can identify with.
A Is For Authentic
Riveted Levi’s 5015 were the first jeans ever and were thrown out into the world in 1873. Their signature relaxed and narrow fit is still being mimicked by top fashion designers today.
B Is For Baggy
Over the past couple of years we have seen the skinny jean move over for a baggier fit. If you are thinking about purchasing this cut, remember to go a size larger in the waist so that they sit at your hip. Try to mix them with a slimmer cut top to not look too boyish.
C Is For Cropped
These are usually a spring and summer staple for a lot of ladies. First of all, they show off those heels and wedges that you’ve had packed away all winter. Secondly, they have more of a summery vibe than a full length pair of jeans. Remember that hems that stop one to three inches above the ankle are the most universally flattering.
D Is For DIY
You can always play around with your jeans to make them a little more unique. There are lots of different things to try. You can fray them, add bleach, add patches or do an at home wear and tear look by distressing them yourself.
E Is For Embellished
Jeans now come in every style, including having gems and studs included in the design. Look for them on and around the pockets and sometimes even on the cuffs.
F Is For Frayed
If you have ever made your own cutoffs, then you know exactly what frayed means. If you want more of a fray, then throw them into the washer and drier after you cut them.
G Is For Green
A lot of brands these days have gone green and are very environmentally aware. If this is your thing, you can find denim now that is made from pesticide-free organic cotton grown by fair- trade farmers. Now you can look good while helping out the environment.
H Is For High Waist
Ah, my favorite style of jeans. Nothing screams hello 70’s like a good pair of high waisted jeans. The updated versions come in a skinny or straight-leg silhouette. Remember to make sure that the pockets in the back hit where they usually would on your other jeans. Otherwise they can look very unflattering.
I Is For Intense Color
Colored denim has been a huge trend in the past couple of years. If you are feeling like this is something you would like to try, then keep the rest of your outfit in neutral tones. Let your jeans do all the talking.
J Is For Jeggings
Ok, jeggings is the shortened term for denim leggings. They are stretchy, soft, and a way more comfortable version of the super slim denim trend.
K Is For Keep The Color
If you found the perfect pair of super dark jeans that you want to keep looking super dark, then follow the jean washing rules. Always wash in cold water on gentle. Usually you are only supposed to wash your jeans every four wears. If you buy a new pair and don’t want the color to transfer, then turn them inside out before you throw them in the washer. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of white vinegar with a pinch of baking soda and add to your washing machine to set the dye. Always hang your jeans to dry if you want the color to last. If you’re pressed for time, then tumble dry on low.
L Is For Light-Weight
If you have ever found that your denim feels a little too heavy in the summer, then reach for a more lightweight blend like denim-linen. They have the same look but the fabric is a lot more breathable. It’s great for those humid summer days that you don’t feel like wearing shorts.
M Is For Maternity
Maternity jeans have come a long way over the past decade. Now, your favorite denim brands all make jeans for expectant mothers. So your favorite cut of jean can still be worn until you deliver your new bundle of joy.
N Is For No
Jeans that are three sizes too small- no. Jeans that when you bend over slightly show off your underwear- no. Jeans that have any kind of heavy whiskering across the thighs- no.
O Is For Overalls
Overalls aren’t just for the farm anymore. There are certain ways to update this trend. Wear with body- hugging tanks and shirts for more of a feminine appeal. Always keep both straps up on your shoulders. And do not wear with a belt or bandana, you don’t want to look like you just finished doing chores if your going for a night of dancing and drinks.
P Is For Petit and Plus
These days you don’t have to go to specialty shops to find something that fits you if you aren’t a fashion standard size. A lot of denim lines now come in plus and petite to help make your shopping experience that much better.
Q Is For Quilted
A lot of moto styles have hit the jean scene over the past seasons. If this is something you would like, then look for this paneled style with darts around the knees.
R Is For Rolled
If you find that you’re sick of wearing your jeans the same way, then try a simple roll of the cuff. It’s a great way to show off your amazing new pair of shoes and breathe some life into the usual way you style them.
S Is For Shredded
If you love the shredded and distressed look, just make sure that you don’t take it too far. You don’t want to look like you just survived a bear attack. Look for thinner shredding and tears, and remember to mix with something more feminine up top.
T Is For Tapered
If you’re looking for a dressy way to wear your jeans, then try the tailored dress pant version of the skinny jean trend. Don’t buy them too tight though, they are the perfect fit if you can easily slide your hands in and out of the pockets.
U Is For Utilitarian
This is the new, more glam version of the cargo pant. It had a leaner cut than before with the same large pockets found on the sides of the legs.
V Is For Vests
A denim vest can be worn many different ways, and is also a great way to revamp that old denim jacket that you never wear. You can easily layer over top of dresses or pair with skirts for a laid back date night look.
W is For Work Shirt
Denim shirts have many different looks and styles. Especially since in the past season we saw a huge denim on denim trend happen. You can tuck them into your usual pencil skirt for a pick me up or slip it over your bikini for the beach. The options are endless.
X Is For X-Treme Shorts
These are for basically two different styles of shorts. Shorts that are super tiny need to be styled with flat sandals and more of a covered up top to make them look a little more demure. Shorts that are knee length look great when worn with sky high wedges. For longer shorts, make sure they hit right above the knee.
Y Is For Your Perfect Fit
With so many different styles out there, finding the perfect pair of jeans for your body type has become a lot easier. From bootcut, straight leg, skinny, super skinny, boyfriend ect the perfect pair for your body and booty are out there.
Z Is For Zippers
Super skinny jeans got even skinnier when zippers were added at the ankles for a supreme tight fit. Unzip a bit to show off that great pair of heels that you’re rocking with them.
With so many options out there, denim doesn’t have to be boring. Plus, because every brand makes so many styles, you can add a new pair to your closet for a very good price. A little tip though, just because you find a brand and style that is the perfect fit, don’t just run out and buy the exact same pair without trying them on. Usually every pair of jeans fits a tiny bit different. What’s your favorite way to wear denim and your favorite style? I hope this made shopping for that perfect pair of jeans a little bit easier.