Ask A Detroit Expert: Picking The Right Denim

By Raquel Parks
@MetroDivaPages

September is one of the most important months in fashion; it sets the trend for the season to come while also  inspiring new style changes. There’s no better way to welcome the season then by adding some new staples to create trendy and stylish looks.

When it comes to fashion staples, nothing is more familiar than a pair of jeans. Jeans are versatile and easy to slip on with just about anything.

The right pair of jeans begins with the correct fit. An ill-fitting pair of jeans can completely ruin a look. When shopping for jeans, try on various styles and brands.

Depending on the designer, jeans may feel and look different in cut and style. With that being said, quality is also important. It’s ideal to have jeans that will go the distance so choose wisely.

To begin, try on everything that catches the eye and go from there. After trying on a few pair, it will be clear what size and style is the best fit. Next, select your size in at least 2 to 3 pair of jeans that are very different from one another.

The wash and the cut of jeans makes a major difference therefore, picking different ones provides more options. For example, it’s a good to pick different washes of denim. A dark jean will allow you to be professional at work for those causal days.

A lighter denim is typically more causal (but it can all depend on the style). Also, keep an eye out for denim that has special accents and touches that you do not always see. Slits, holes, flowers, embroidery, patterns and etc. are a few way designers are making typical denim standout.

They are a great way to add some more uniqueness to your denim look. Also, consider what look you are going for in your everyday denim look. There are so many types of jeans to choose from but each pair serves a purpose.

For example, a boot-cut jean offers more length and freedom at the bottom of the pants; a skinny or straight-leg jean tends to slim and accentuate the figure more. High-wasted jeans are also a major trend right now.

In the end, it’s all about what you are looking for in your jean that will be the deciding-factor. Styling jeans is the fun part. The possibilities are endless which makes them essential and a favorite.

A statement-stiletto or pump with a simple t-shirt can easily dress up a pair of jeans. A boot with a cozy, soft sweater is another perfect way to go with jeans for fall.

Remember a pair of jeans will go a long way. As always, keep these suggestions in mind to find a few lovable pair of jeans to keep you stylish for the season and beyond.

Raquel is a Michigan native with a Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Michigan. She loves fashion and writing about life’s everyday stories. She has written for various local publications that include Dearborn Press & Guide and Detroit Fashion Pages. Raquel also writes for her own local events blog, Metro Diva Pages.

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